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The creator of GrassrootsMapping.org and co-founder and Research Director for Public Lab, Jeffrey Warren designs mapping and community science tools and professionally flies balloons and kites. He leads the coding community at Public Lab, and has developed the vector-mapping framework Cartagen and grassroots mapping tool MapKnitter, as well as open spectral database and toolkit Spectral Workbench.

He is on the board of of the Open Source Hardware Association and served from 2015-17 as Vice President, is on the board (since 2014) of alternative education program Parts and Crafts in Somerville MA, and an advocate of open source software, hardware, and data. He co-founded Vestal Design, a graphic/interaction design firm in 2004, and directed the Cut&Paste Labs project, a year-long series of workshops on open source tools and web design in 2006-7 with Lima designer Diego Rotalde.

Jeff holds an MS from MIT and a BA in Architecture from Yale University, and spent much of that time working with artist/technologist Natalie Jeremijenko, building robotic dogs and stuff. To find out more, visit Unterbahn.com.

Photo by ChristopherVillafuerte.com CC BY-NC-SA 4.0


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Joined about 6 years ago


Web Working Group Update 23: August 2018

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Web Working Group Update 22: June 2018

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Call for Summer of Code 2018 proposals!

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Local Environmental Action 2018 in Boston

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Web Working Group Update 21: January 2018

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Getting started with the Infragram Point and Shoot

by abdul over 2 years ago | 3 | 919 | 3

So you've just opened your Infragram Point & Shoot! You'll notic...

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Assemble a DIY Papercraft Spectrometer

by abdul over 2 years ago | 2 | 7,334 | 5

These instructions will guide you through the assembly process of the foldable paper spectromet...

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Desktop Spectrometry Starter Kit 3.0 Assembly Instructions

by abdul over 2 years ago | 5 | 6,611 | 6

These instructions will guide you through the assembly process of the desktop spectrometer. Th...

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Common low-cost technique limitations and strategies for impact

by gretchengehrke over 2 years ago | 2 | 1,019 | 3

With an environmental and environmental health focus, many people coming to Public Lab may be loo...

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What goes into choosing a topic name?

by liz over 2 years ago | 2 | 496 | 3

_above: sketch of figuring out how to organize "air" into a research area, and which methods are ...

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Can we use a timelapse or video camera to monitor particulate air plumes?

by gretchengehrke over 2 years ago | 4 | 593 | 3

We've been reading about ASTM D7520, or the **Standa...

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Zero dark thirsty: Capturing replenishing nighttime rain events with a trail camera

by cfastie over 2 years ago | 7 | 774 | 5

Above: LEAFFESTers observing the deployment of a trail camera (arrow) near a small stream. J...

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Q&A enables automated FAQ

by liz over 2 years ago | 0 | 540 | 1

Asking and answering questions is at the very heart of Public Lab. It's how we get started, it's ...

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Activity Categories

by gretchengehrke over 2 years ago | 8 | 642 | 3

A bunch of people here in our community are interested in making our collective work more organiz...

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Check out these Activity Grids

by liz over 2 years ago | 9 | 1,654 | 8

The sheer number of posts on publiclab.org by contributors from all over the world about 1) h...

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DIY Oil Testing Toolkit: Graphic Template Release!

by mlamadrid almost 3 years ago | 0 | 1,112 | 2

Hello! I have uploaded a template version of the book design for the DIY Oil Testing Toolkit. It'...

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New moderation system for first-time posters

by tester almost 3 years ago | 4 | 7,165 | 2

We've just launched a new moderation system, so that **each first-time posters' initial research ...

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Comment piece in Nature about peer review

by liz almost 3 years ago | 44 | 1,081 | 3

_Jean-Baptiste Colbert Presenting the Members of the Royal Academy of Science to Louis XIV (oil o...

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Intended Purposes for Different Tools and Techniques

by gretchengehrke over 3 years ago | 7 | 2,123 | 11

(Note: have a better name for this? Please suggest it!) Environmental data can be used fo...

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Ideas on opening "open hardware"

by liz over 3 years ago | 8 | 1,208 | 4

Hey folks, this is a line of thought that needs your input! Legend has it that two LEAFFES...

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Plan for recording Shinyei optical sensors using Open Pipe Kit

by mathew almost 4 years ago | 15 | 4,007 | 3

the goal is to read and save the raw output of a [Shinyei PPD42](/notes/Willie/04-01-2014/field-...

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Valuing two modes of Public Lab activities

by liz about 4 years ago | 5 | 2,574 | 2

Lead image by DVDP Ever come across this s...

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"Less is more: The Role of Small Data in 21st Century Governance."

by donblair over 4 years ago | 2 | 2,666 | 2

A few months back, Diego Rafael Canabarro had graciously invited Catherine D'Ignazio, Jeff Warren...

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The Water Hackathon Report

by stevie over 4 years ago | 0 | 2,317 | 0

There were several water events that were held over last week in New Orleans that encompassed...

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Graded oils using UV fluorescence

by mathew over 4 years ago | 23 | 3,774 | 1

Me and @Warren are trying to replicate [the heavy to light sorting of oils,](/notes/mathew/09-1...

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2011 Barataria Bay mapping fieldnotes, maps, mapping tracks, images

by Shannon over 4 years ago | 0 | 2,581 | 1

When writing an intro to the upcoming Barataria mapping publication, I came across a Google Doc l...

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Better communicate the purpose of research notes

by liz over 4 years ago | 3 | 2,226 | 2

Better communicate what research notes are for. This could be a static illustration as @warren...

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Thermal Fishing Club

by liz over 4 years ago | 8 | 1,078 | 4

Connect the activity of thermal fishing with existing communities of expertise, i.e. fishermen...

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State of the Science: The Oil Testing Kit

by mathew over 4 years ago | 3 | 2,017 | 3

I sat down with @warren to record a video presentation on the state of the [oil testing kit ](ht...

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Dark images, can't get spectrometer to work

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Problem with registration

Slava1 asked about 10 months ago

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Bug? My Spectrum loads then vanishes.

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SarahC asked about 11 months ago

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Has anyone experienced measuring and analyzing microplastics?

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Search function operating strangely?

gretchengehrke asked about about 1 year ago

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Has anyone built a secchi disk before?

stevie asked about about 1 year ago

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Add a filter on a Pi NoIR camera

fsxskillz asked about about 1 year ago

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Uploading images from raspberry pi.

cedarlodge asked about about 1 year ago

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"This is all really nice, thank you @icode365 !!! I think you've covered a lot of great points here. I'll chime in with some ideas: Adding Leaderb..." | Read more » 14 days ago
" Hi! We'd love to hear a bit more about your proposal! Take a look at some others' proposals for an idea of how to build this out a bit! Thank you! " | Read more » 14 days ago
"Hi, all! I wanted to note that one thing we are really looking for is more consistent test coverage -- as our system becomes more complex, tests a..." | Read more » 14 days ago
"Re: real-world use cases, for example this one! https://github.com/publiclab/image-sequencer/issues/979 could be used for all kinds of colorimetric..." | Read more » 14 days ago
" This is great, thanks so much for your proposal, @lit2017001! We've really appreciated your contributions over the past months. I will begin by w..." | Read more » 14 days ago
" @aashnaaashna this is so great! Great proposal. We've been grateful for your excellent work in image-sequencer over the past months. TCS Cool! A..." | Read more » 14 days ago
" Hi @sagarpreet, thank you! Are you now able to edit your proposal on PL.org again? Sorry i should have followed up more on that. Overall i LOVE y..." | Read more » 14 days ago
"Hi! This is a big ambitious project, and thank you so much for posting it! I have some input which doesn't address the technical components directl..." | Read more » 14 days ago
"Hello! I like how you've looked to organize priority by "must" "should" and "could" -- a nice framework! Feature to replace an image with a newer ..." | Read more » 14 days ago
" Hi! Thanks so much!!! Thanks especially for the work you've put into MapKnitter already, where we've been very grateful for your input, ideas, and..." | Read more » 14 days ago
"Also! I am wondering if substantial progress is made on MapKnitter before the summer begins. If that happened, would you have any interest in doing..." | Read more » 14 days ago
"Thanks, @kaustubh_nair - this is really great. I also really appreciate all the work and collaboration you've been putting into MapKnitter already ..." | Read more » 14 days ago
" This is so cool! OK, a few ideas immediately: testing is so essential!!! :+1: but some parts may be complicated, like how do we test the webcam..." | Read more » 14 days ago
"OK, first I really like your overall summary -- Increasing Image sequencer applications... especially! Making satellite data accessible is also a g..." | Read more » 14 days ago
"this is so cool :-) On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 2:11 PM \<notifications@publiclab.org> wrote: Hi! There's been a response to a discussion you're..." | Read more » 15 days ago
"yes - indeed however it only works in the browser at the moment, so we are still looking to make it compatible with a pure node environment. Thank ..." | Read more » 15 days ago
"Maybe we can make a section at the bottom of the /translation wiki page, for those. Awesome!!! On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 8:30 AM \<notifications@p..." | Read more » 15 days ago
" Oh! And also such modularity will let us test subparts of the lib independently! " | Read more » 15 days ago
" Oof, sorry about that bug, @MaggPi. Possibly legacy mode can help. Reading this now - very interesting!!!! Thank you!!! " | Read more » 15 days ago
"And @maggpi - this kind of abstraction described above would be totally useful for your own proposals as well -- I'll leave related comments on you..." | Read more » 15 days ago
"OK, thanks @rexagod. Building on my questions in https://publiclab.org/notes/rexagod/03-11-2019/gsoc-proposal-mapknitter-orb-descriptor-w-auto-stit..." | Read more » 15 days ago
"Are these grouped under a "manage Transifex" activity grid somewhere? " | Read more » 16 days ago
" Well... i'm esp. glad that they are still compatible with the direction we built out all this new work for!!! :raised_hands: " | Read more » 16 days ago
"Hi @ishaGupta18!!! Thanks for all your hard work. I'll go through a bit now and will add more later! First, I think for a lot of this, it may be s..." | Read more » 16 days ago































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