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Citizen Science Lightning Talk - Cascadia Ruby 2014

Citizen Science Lightning Talk - Cascadia Ruby 2014


Joel Stimson

August 12, 2014


  1. Citizen Science! Joel Stimson Software Engineer, kotisdesign.com @joelstimson stim371

  2. What is it? • Amateurs helping professional scientists • Gather

    data • Clean data • Prove that you’re better than a computer • Get your name on papers • Contribute to Science
  3. Folding (old school) • Seti@home • Folding@home • LHC data

    Tons of projects aggregated by BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing)
  4. Stardust @ Home (http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/) • Find space dust • Understand

    the formation of the solar system 2 years catching spacedust need help finding tracks Aerogel for capturing stellar grains
  5. Zooniverse (https://www.zooniverse.org/) • classify galaxies • map planets • digitize

    weather data • classify whale songs http://static.zooniverse.org/www.galaxyzoo.org/images/gz_slider1.jpg
  6. American Association for Variable Star Observers (http://www.aavso.org/) • gather brightness

    data • support stellar research • get outside! http://chandra.harvard.edu/edu/formal/stellar_cores/images/ss_cyg.jpg