[open-science] Final Call! Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2012 16-18 Feb 2012

Jenny Molloy jenny.molloy at okfn.org
Wed Feb 15 11:00:55 UTC 2012

Hi All

Just a reminder that the Citizen Cyberscience Summit kicks off tomorrow!
There are a few tickets remaining for the plenary day at the Royal
Geographical Society, the Friday Session is sold out but you can still
register for the hackday on Saturday. All tickets available here

Two challenges relate to OKFN projects (you can see the complete list and
more details here http://cybersciencesummit.org/challenges/ )
Create your own volunteer thinking project with PyBossa
Develop volunteer thinking projects based on the new open source PyBossa
platform that the Citizen Cyberscience Centre has developed with the Open
Knowledge Foundation.Do you have a project where you need human
collaboration? Humans are very capable of reading handwritting, identifying
objects in pictures, doing transcriptions, thinking in 3D, collaborating,
etc. For instance, if we ask a person if he can see a human in a photo it
will be easy to answer, but it could be complicated for an algorithm.

*How many cyberscientists can you count?*
Search and gather data about the world’s Citizen Cyberscientists, to be
stored in the OKF Data Hub.* *There are many brilliant cyberscience
projects out there but they are widely dispersed. The Challenge is to
search and gather relevant data about the numbers of citizen
cyberscientists participating in various projects, in an effort to quantify
the level of citizen cyberscience worldwide.
If you can't attend in person but would like to participate in the
challenges above remotely either on Friday afternoon or Saturday, fill in
your details here and we'll make sure you have the links to the challenge
documentation and are in contact with someone at the hackday:

If you're interested in taking part in any of the other challenges
remotely, do try checking out the challenge pages for contact details of
organisers and get in touch with them directly.

I hope to see some of you on Friday :)

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