Programming the Crowd

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Join us for our second meetup at Hopewell works with speaker Rebecca Carter on March 26th at 5:30 pm (new time). Rebecca will be covering crowdsourcing, and how the collection and use of this data can help you become more cost-effective and efficient.

We will provide beer, refreshments, and time to network before Rebecca's speech at 6:00 pm

Afterward, whoever would like to continue networking, has any more questions or just wants to stick around for another beer, we will move to Wolfs Ridge Brewing where AWH will buy a round for the remaining attendees!

“Crowdsourcing” is the act of allocating work traditionally performed by employees or contractors to an anonymous collection of individuals in the form of an open call. Organized via online platforms such as Crowdflower and Amazon Mechanical Turk, these crowds have an incredible capacity for tackling diverse and complex problems at scale.

Crowdsourcing is a powerful and efficient model for idea generation, research, prediction, and leveraging previously inaccessible resources. However, unique implementation challenges come with engaging the crowd. Overlooking or poorly addressing these challenges can detrimentally impact the quality of outcomes and experiences for everyone involved.

This talk will feature best practices and pitfalls that can come with reaching these anonymous online distributed networks, and accurately collecting and analyzing the data received. We’ll go into a deep dive of design paradigms for cost-effective, efficient, and reproducible crowdsourcing initiatives such as micro-tasks and voting.