Citizen Science Open Technical Workshop – tomorrow

It’s our pleasure to invite you to join the **Citizen Science Open Technical Workshop** to be held **Wednesday 30th January 16:00 CET** virtually using Google Hangout.

You can attend the meeting and send all your comments in this [Youtube channel](http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbkYEbbo8qMYbA3P5iLanGw) or this [twitter account](http://twitter.com/SOCIETIC_EU).

Over 2 hours, we’ll have expert talks and open discussions about technologies for volunteer computing and thinking projects like:

* [BOINC](http://boinc.berkeley.edu/), the popular volunteer computing desktop middleware used in scientific projects like [Seti@Home](http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/) where volunteers donate their computing resources for analyzing radio telescope data, [Einstein@Home](http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/index.php) where you could help analyzing weak astrophysical signals from spinning neutron stars, or CERN’s [LHC@Home](http://lhcathome.web.cern.ch/LHCathome/) where the users help the physicists to develop and exploit particle accelerators like CERN’s [Large Hadron Collider](http://cern.ch/public/en/lhc/lhc-en.html).
* [BOSSA](http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/BossaOverview), a distributed thinking framework for creating scientific projects where the volunteers perform tasks that require human intelligence, knowledge, or cognitive skills. An example of this technology is the project [Transcribe Bleek & Lloyd](http://boinc.cs.uct.ac.za/transcribe_bushman/) where the volunteers help to transcribe Bushman hand written documents.

* [PyBossa](http://dev.pybossa.com/), the OKFN’s framework for volunteer thinking projects where volunteers could participate in scientific applications like [Feynman’s Flowers](http://crowdcrafting.org/app/feynmanflowers) where the volunteers help to study how molecules interact with the surfaces they are stuck to, [ForestWatchers.net](http://forestwatchers.net/) where the users can help to detect deforested areas from satellite images in forests, or for example helping in damage assessment cases like with the [Pablo Typhoon](http://crowdcrafting.org/app/philippinestyphoon) or [oil spills by Shell](http://crowdcrafting.org/app/shelltranscription) experienced by the company in the Niger Delta (Nigeria).
* and other fantastic technologies!

You can get more details on the [Open Science blog](http://science.okfn.org/2013/01/29/citizen-science-open-technical-workshop-on-google-hangout/) and on [Google Plus](https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112608652597658788737/events/cmiuj5d4bd49igvc2f1rmrnutvs).

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