Propose or join a project or activity for the SciStarter Hackfest at the Citizen Science Association Conference!
Be a part of SciStarter's hackfest at CitSci 2015 in San Jose, California! What: A hands-on and discussion-driven meet-up where everyone participates in dreaming up AND building creative tools to improve the field of citizen science! Where: Citizen Science 2015 Conference, San Jose, CAWho: The SciStarter team and YOU! Why: To capitalize on the collective wisdom (and desire to act!) at the Citizen Science Association Conference The inaugural conference of the Citizen Science Association will take place February 11-12 in San Jose, California and the SciStarter team is looking forward to soaking up new information during the scheduled sessions and talks! We’ll also contribute to these conversations through a few presentations and an interactive, “roll-up-your-sleeves!” hackfest designed for everyone. Will you join us? Learn more about SciStarter's past Hackfests here.First, make sure you have registered for the Citizen Science 2015 Conference if you want to participate in person. You can join us remotely, too. Just let us know how you plan to participate when you sign up. Then, fill out this form to let us know you’re coming so we know how many people to expect. Remember, ALL contributions are valuable, and some projects may be discussion-based (no programming skills required). All projects should spark the start of something great! Just bring your creativity, enthusiasm and talents and we’ll make sure you’ll have fun! Do you have a Hackfest idea or project you'd like people to know about or join at the event? Great! Use this form to propose a project for the Hackfest at the Citizen Science Association meeting, February 11, 2015, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the San Jose Convention Center! Here's the running list of proposed projects! Just click on the image to learn more about the proposed project.
1. Agile Citizen Science
Join this group to participate in a brainstorm session to generate ideas and examples of possible agile citizen science projects and of the design features for a digital platform that would support those projects. Click to learn more.
2. Locating Citizen Science Activity
Having a simple, accurate representation of a project’s geographic area of interest is important not only for validating the contributed data, but also for finding and recruiting potential participants who live or visit the area of interest and may be able to contribute. Click to learn more.
3. Upate Wikipedia Entry for Citizen Science
You'll learn how to add content to Wikipedia! Between 80-90% of Wikipedia editors are male, so I particularly want to encourage women to participate. Click to learn more.