Propose a project for Citizen Science Hackfest 2015!

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hello all you citizen scientists! We have an awesome opportunity for you. While the SciStarter’s Citizen Science Hackfest in-person registration is closed, Hackfest is accepting remote participants and project proposals for the Citizen Science Hackfest 2015. Woohoo!

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE REMOTELY
Make sure to note in the comments section that you are a remote participant.

SUBMIT A PROJECT PROPOSAL
See current proposals here (bottom of the page).

About the Event

Citizen Science participants and project owners face barriers – multiple types of logins for projects, coupled with an inability to track contributions and understand motivations, retention, and learning outcomes across silo-ed projects/platforms, are some examples. We know that people do-and want to-participate in more than one project. Let’s make it easier!

In the process, we may help improve efforts to recruit and retain volunteers. At the very least, we believe a single login, smarter GIS tools, consistent project taxonomies, and a personal “dashboard” will most certainly provide much-needed support for those awesome citizen scientists.
With the incredible growth in the number and types of projects, we believe these barriers need to be addressed now…and in collaboration with you! Consider this your formal invitation to join our hackfest as a citizen scientist, practitioner, researcher, designer, programmer, student, educator, cheerleader, concerned citizen…you name it. You are invited!

During this hackfest, we will build upon what we learned at our workshop in February 2014 at the Citizen Cyber Science conference in London (organized by SciStarter, and NYU with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation) and a follow-up workshop in April 2014 at Drexel University (also funded by Sloan). We’ll also share preliminary plans for a new match-making prototype we are sketching out to help connect the people who have data/information to the researchers and reporters looking for that data/information (this work is supported by the Knight Foundation Prototype Fund).
At CitSci2015, we want to work with you to bring these things together.

The hackfest also provides space for new ideas to emerge. Perhaps you’d like to explore ways projects can share data, volunteers, tools and other resources to rise the tide of citizen science and enable better cross-platform analytics for project leaders while improving the experience for participants. This is your chance to bring your ideas to the table and connect with people who can help you advance your idea, too!

See more at: http://scistarter.com/blog/2014/11/part-scistarters-hackfest-citsci-2015-san-jose-california/#sthash.JbADDGHx.YGjmycSs.dpuf
-SciStarter blog

Now go do some citizen science!