[Humanist] 26.958 crowdsourcing projects? a summer of code?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Apr 13 09:13:24 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 958.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Adam Crymble <adam.crymble at gmail.com>                     (37)
        Subject: Zooniverse call for proposals for crowdsourcing projects

  [2]   From:    James Smith <jgsmith at gmail.com>                            (9)
        Subject: Google Summer of Code - summer opportunity for students

        Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 07:47:34 +0100
        From: Adam Crymble <adam.crymble at gmail.com>
        Subject: Zooniverse call for proposals for crowdsourcing projects

The makers of Galaxy Zoo and Old Weather are looking for the latest project
to crowdsource and they've got money and expertise to take your idea and
make it happen. I've got nothing to do personally with the project but I
thought it'd be of interest to some members of the list. The full CFP is
below. Good luck!

Adam Crymble
PhD Student, Historty & Digital Humanities
King's College London
adam.crymble at gmail.com


*Brief version : This call for
proposals http://www.citizensciencealliance.org means we’ll be
producing many more cool projects –
click  http://www.citizensciencealliance.org/proposals.html  if you’re a
researcher and would like yours to be one of them. *


Longer version :

The Zooniverse  http://www.zooniverse.org  was born from the conviction
that the sheer enthusiasm of our original Galaxy
could make a significant difference in other fields too. A few
years and many projects on, I’m more convinced than ever that that’s true,
and it’s time to step up a gear.

Until now, we’ve typically only been able to develop projects that came
with their own funding for development. We’re grateful for their support,
but I’ve always been worried that we were turning away some really amazing
projects, and putting the Zooniverse out of reach of more junior
researchers who are often on the front line of dealing with the flood of
data threatening to engulf scientists.

Thanks to amazing support from the Alfred P. Sloan
foundation http://www.sloan.org we’re expanding our
team  http://www.zooniverse.org/jobs  and can now support a proper call for
proposals. So if you’re a researcher – in any field – who would benefit
from assistance of tens of thousands of people, it might be easier than you
think. Just click here<http://www.citizensciencealliance.org/proposals.html>

        Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:50:37 -0400
        From: James Smith <jgsmith at gmail.com>
        Subject: Google Summer of Code - summer opportunity for students

Each summer for the last few years, Google has run a global program offering student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. MITH is fortunate to have been selected as one of 177 mentoring organizations for the 2013 Google Summer of Code (GSoC).

Our participation in GSoC is part of our digital humanities outreach efforts. We are looking for ways to involve students in our work outside the classroom. GSoC focuses on the making of things that is a fundamental part of the digital humanities. The hack instead of the yack. We want to show students that there's more to digital humanities than the classroom, and that there's more to computing than just algorithms and data structures.

We have a page of ideas at http://mith.umd.edu/gsoc2013/, but we encourage students to discover what they will find most interesting to work on in the broad areas of web development, linked open data, and the humanities.

Our GSoC homepage is http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/google/gsoc2013/umd_mith.

Students should discuss project ideas with mentoring organizations as soon as possible. Project proposals are due between 22 April and 3 May.
Jim Smith
Software Architect, 
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities

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