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Internet of Things London Message Board General › Science Hackday - Saturday March 16 11:00-19:00

Science Hackday - Saturday March 16 11:00-19:00

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==AN EVENT OPEN TO ALL== might be of interest:

The Citizen Cyberlab is organising a special Science Hackday at the Centre for Creative Collaboration in London, on Saturday the 16th of March, 11:00 - 19:00.

Come and join other citizen scientists, humanities folks, technologists, designers, students, scientists, and all who are curious for a day of Crowdcrafting Citizen Science.

We’ll be hacking together apps and projects with various open tools such as Epicollect, PyBossa, and CernVM), in follow-up to the recent success of the London Open Data Day.

The event is co-organized by the Open Knowledge Foundation, the Citizen Cyberscience Center and the Citizen CyberLab.

The Details

WHAT: Science Hackday focused on building volunteer crowdsourcing apps using the CrowdCrafting platform and mobile data collection using EpiCollect
WHEN: Saturday 16th March 2013, 11am – 7pm
WHERE: Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, WC1X 9NG, London - just down the road from King's Cross Station. Nearest tube is King's Cross.
WHO: Anyone from curious citizens to journalists, tech-geeks to scientists, designers to data wranglers.
COSTS: Lunch, drinks and caffeine are on us - but we do welcome any small donations to help cover the costs.
STUFF: Don’t forget to bring all of your own kit: laptops, mobiles, and any other fun hardware you have knocking about.

The Schedule

  • We’ll start the day with a number of “Pitches” to set some challenges for the day, but you are welcome to bring your own idea along, or make one up on the fly.
  • We’ll invite you to ‘team-up’ around the ideas you’d like to help make happen, but feel free to ‘vote with your feet’ and join other teams at any stage of the day.
  • We’ll help folks match-make around skill sets as we go along.
  • At the end we’ll do a show and tell to see what folks came up with.

We will provide support for any teams who’d like to continue working on their projects or apps beyond the event!

Citizen Science is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur or nonprofessional scientists, often by crowdsourcing data collection, problem solving & thinking. Formally, citizen science has been defined as "the systematic collection and analysis of data; development of technology; testing of natural phenomena; and the dissemination of these activities by researchers on a primarily avocational basis". Citizen science is sometimes called "public participation in scientific research."

Citizen Cyberscience leverages digital tools, mobile technologies and the web to involve citizen around the globe in the ‘formulating’ and ‘doing’ of Science.

Crowdcrafting tools provide online assistance in performing tasks that require human cognition, knowledge or intelligence such as image classification, transcription, geocoding and more.

Open Science means many things, but primarily scientific knowledge that people are free to use, re-use and distribute without legal, technological or social restrictions.
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