Building crowdsourcing applications

A session at @media 2010

Thursday 10th June, 2010

1:40pm to 2:35pm (GMT)

Crowdsourcing applications take indigestible tasks and break them down into digestible pieces, enabling a group to help plough through large scale projects in much shorter periods of time.

Designing and building crowdsourcing applications incorporates a fascinating range of challenges, from usability, psychology and interaction design to scaling applications for surges of traffic – all the while ensuring that contributors are rewarded, good behaviour is encouraged and the resulting data comes out in a useful format.

This talk will discuss lessons learned building serious crowdsourcing applications on newsroom schedules at the Guardian, and playful crowdsourcing features for WildlifeNearYou.com.

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Simon Willison

Co-founder and CEO of Lanyrd

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@media 2010

England England, London

8th11th June 2010

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Time 1:40pm2:35pm GMT

Date Thu 10th June 2010

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lanyrd.com/sf

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atmedia.webdirections.org

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