Workshop - Connecting Communities of Citizen Scientists

A session at Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2014

Friday 21st February, 2014

11:20am to 1:00pm (GMT)

This workshop addresses some of the challenges experienced by citizen scientists participating in multiple projects across different platforms. Project designers and developers will present various models for managing identity and rewards. There will be an open discussion of what works, and what doesn't. Participants will brainstorm about practical solutions for connecting communities, some of which may lead to concrete demos during the conference hack day. Amongst those contributing to the discussion are:
Yasser Ansari (Project Noah - Independent)
Shannon Dosemagen (Public Lab - Independent)
Nicholas Johnson (Trash Lab - CUSP, NYU)
Lucas Blair (Mozilla Badge expert - Independent)
Dongbo Bo (CAS@home - Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Daniel Lombrana Gonzales (Crowdcrafting)
Scott Loarie (iNaturalist - Stanford U)
Hosted by Darlene Cavalier (SciStarter) and Francois Grey (CCC and CUSP, NYU)

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Francois Grey

Citizen. Scientist. Citizen scientist. Coordinator of the Citizen Cyberscience Centre @CyberSciCentre bio from Twitter

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Founder: http://www.scistarter.com - Amazon for citizen science. Founder: http://www.sciencecheerleader.com -NFL/NBA cheerleaders/scientists. bio from Twitter

Darlene Cavalier is the founder of SciStarter, an online citizen science hotspot. The site is a one-stop-shop for citizen scientists to find projects to get involved in and a share space where researchers and project organizers activate projects, recruit participants and build communities. SciStarter amplifies opportunities to engage in citizen science through its partners including Discover Magazine, the National Science Teachers Association, Public LIbrary of Science, NPR/WHYY and more. She is also the founder of Science Cheerleader, an organization that creates mechanisms for public engagement in scientific research and policy discussions, but is far better known for giving rise to the “Science Cheerleaders” comprised of more than 250 current and former NFL and NBA cheerleaders who are also scientists and engineers. Cavalier herself was a cheerleader for the Philadelphia 76ers. These so-called Science Cheerleaders playfully challenge stereotypes, mentor and inspire young women to consider science careers, and involve people from all walks of life in citizen science.

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14 attendees

  • Balint Balazs
  • Ben Segal
  • Clemens Jacobs
  • Danbee Kim
  • David Mellor
  • Daniel Edelson
  • hagit keysar
  • Francois Grey
  • Gilda Esteves
  • Lea Shanley @Geodatapolicy
  • Robert Simpson
  • scicheer
  • Shahar Avin
  • Jonathan Brier

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Time 11:20am1:00pm GMT

Date Fri 21st February 2014

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