Happy Monday, everyone! Read on for coverage on open data and citizen science by two Public Lab co-founders, as well as other updates from the community.
Do you use Public Lab software tools? We have been accepted as a mentor organization for Google Summer of Code 2014, and will work with students over the summer to improve them. Check out the students’ proposals and provide feedback to help us formulate great projects for this summer! http://publiclab.org/tag/gsoc
We’d like to welcome new member, Sean McGinnis, to the Organizers group. We’re excited to have New Jersey representation again. Want to learn more about what the Organizers do and learn how to become one yourself? Check out the Organizers page for more information.
We also encourage you to check out this great coverage on open data over at the Wilson Lab Blog from our very own Jeff Warren and an interesting podcast on citizen science from Public Lab co-founder Sara Wylie
EcoHack is happening May 9-10 with hackathons in New York City, San Francisco, and São Paulo, Brazil. Read on for more information on getting involved.
Research Note Highlights
Directing a successful balloon mapping community workshop (posted by Holden)
Dragon boat verses sewage (posted by eymund)
Calibrating spectrometers from fluorescent light bulbs (posted by jholmes5)
Mapping offshore rigs in Rio (posted by user Marlenkeno)
As always, if anything was missed, please email the list or post a research note. Have a great week everyone!