Friday 17th 2012

Friday 17th February, 2012

Room 106, Roberts Building, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE

9:30 Arrival & Registration in Room 106 in the Roberts Building, University College London

10:00 Welcome & Hackday Introduction   – David  Aanensen, Imperial College London

10:10 Keynote - Tom Igoe,  Associate Arts Professor, ITP, NYU

10:40 Air Quality Egg  - Ed Borden, Pachube

11:00 Coffee / Tea Break (10 mins)

Morning Session: Science by Citizens

11:20 Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science: Open-Source Development of Tools for Grassroots Science - Shannon Dosemagen and Sara Wylie, PLOTS

11:45 The Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) Instant Wild application - Alasdair Davies, ZSL

12:05 Citizen Science in the EU project EveryAware – Vittorio Loreto, La Sapienza University of Rome

12:35  Participatory noise mapping works! An evaluation of participatory sensing as an alternative to standard techniques for environmental monitoring – Ellie D’Hondt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

 12:55 Lunch Break in the Chadwick Building (65 mins) 

14:00 Hackday Parallel Tracks & Afternoon Registration in the Chadwick Building, UCL

Rooms 217, G08, & G04 Chadwick Building, Gower Street, University College London, WC1E 6BT

The Hackday Programme now moves over to the Chadwick Building with three parallel streams that attendees are invited to move back and forth between:

(1) The main talks will continue in Room G08 in the Chadwick Building, as indicated in the Morning Talks & Afternoon Talks column below.

(2) The Hackday Workshops will be held in Room 217 in the Chadwick Building.

(3) The Hackday Open Space is in Room G04, allowing participants to roll up their sleeves and start working together on any of the Challenges that have been set or ideas that have emerged.


 First Afternoon Talks: The Citizens of Citizen Science (Chadwick G08)

Workshops (Chadwick 217)

Hackday Open Space (Chadwick G04)

14:00 Being a citizen scientist – Darlene Cavalier, Founder,; Founder,; Contributing editor, Discover Magazine 14:00 – 15:00 A huge web-based citizen science project on climate change, using photos from across the world?A photograph taken of the same spot, on the same date, can provide vivid evidence of a change in climatic conditions, at least for that pair of years.  If a time series of photos are available then a broader picture emerges. - Peter Gingold 
14:20 Experience in the Riverfly trust –  Bridget Peacock, The Riverfly Partnership
14:30 Rechenkraft  – Uwe Beckert, e.V
14:40 CERN@school  - Louis Wilson and Chris Cundy, The Langton Star Centre
14:50 Community air pollution monitoring in London  -  Louise Francis, Mapping for Change
15:00 Discussion and Q&A 15:00 – 16:00 Noise and the CityEllie D’Hondt, Matthias Stevens, Christian Nold, Louise Francis, Vittorio Loreto16:00 –17:30 Air pollution monitoring - Liora Malki-Epstein, Stella Karra, Hui Wen, Ed Borden, Joe Saavedra, Bart Elen, Stefano Ingarra, Kostas Karatzas, Jenni Davies
15:20 Coffee / Tea Break (20 mins)
15:40 Volunteer computing: Panel Discussion - Ben Segal, Mark McAndrew, Peter Hanappe, Michael Weber, Matt Blumberg, Benjamin Knispel
16:40 Coffee / Tea Break (20 mins)
Second Afternoon Talks: The art of citizen science
17:00 Arctic Perspective Initiative (API) – Lisa Haskel and Nicola  Triscott, Arts Catalyst Art and Science agency London
17:20 The Normal Flora Project: Bacteria and Bioart - Anna Dumitriu, Artist
17:40 Participatory Sensing - Eric Paulos, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
18:00 Discussion and Q&A – Chair: Mark Hedges

18:10 Reception, sponsored by FuturICT (Room G04, Chadwick Building)

Sponsor talk - FuturICT: Decoding our digital shadows – Dr Suzy Moat (FuturICT)

Close of the Second Day