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The creator of GrassrootsMapping.org and co-founder and Research Director for Public Lab, Jeffrey Warren designs mapping and civic science tools and professionally flies balloons and kites. Notable software he has created include the vector-mapping framework Cartagen and orthorectification tool MapKnitter, as well as open spectral database and toolkit Spectral Workbench.

He served from 2015-17 as Vice President of the board of the Open Source Hardware Association, is on the board 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.


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Web Working Group Update 18: May 2017

by warren 9 months ago | 2 | 171 | 0

Many apologies for a late monthly update -- it's been busy! Brief summary as per GitHub Pulse: [h...

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Article on monitoring hydrogen sulfide with a copper pipe

by warren 10 months ago | 0 | 215 | 3

@sara posted a while ago referring to a techn...

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Use Google Drive to share large photo collections

by warren 10 months ago | 0 | 255 | 1

In #balloon-mapping, #timelapse, #photo-monitoring and other methods documented on this site, you...

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Share large numbers of photos (or files) using BitTorrent

by warren 10 months ago | 0 | 171 | 0

It's hard to share lots of images the way we often want to after Public Lab meetups, when we'...

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Web Working Group Update 17: April 2017

by warren 10 months ago | 0 | 203 | 1

Activity on the Public Lab website codebase has been a little lower than typical, in large part d...

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Google Summer of Code 2017 - and a call for community mentors

by warren 10 months ago | 34 | 362 | 6

Hi, everyone -- Google Summer of Code (#gsoc) is a great p...

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When is it OK to work with non-open components in open source work?

by warren 11 months ago | 0 | 343 | 3

At Public Lab, perhaps more so than in other open hardware oriented communities, we're often remi...

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Stitching Images into Maps with MapKnitter

by warren 11 months ago | 0 | 311 | 2

Once you have collected your images, you should set aside a block...

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Web Working Group Update 16: March

by warren 11 months ago | 0 | 248 | 1

The past month was a bit different from previous months, for a few reasons. I was traveling for 3...

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Next Saturday: Timelapse Kit workshop and Social Emergency Response Center in Somerville

by warren 12 months ago | 4 | 176 | 1

Hi, all -- on March 18th, next Saturday, a couple things are happening _you may want to join ...

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Web Working Group Update 15: February

by warren 12 months ago | 0 | 100 | 0

Hi, all -- this is our 15th monthly web working group update. This month has been quieter than th...

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Call for Summer of Code 2017 proposals!

by warren 12 months ago | 25 | 363 | 8

We're part of two different summer fellowship programs this year, [Rails Girls Summer of Code]...

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Build a juice bottle-based rig to carry two cameras

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 128 | 1

This (old) guide shows how to make a protective case large enough for [two synchronized cameras](...

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Environmental data management & analysis tools

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 131 | 4

A few fellow staff members asked me to do a survey of different platforms available for storing, ...

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Laser-cut the Desktop Spectrometry Kit v3 box

by warren about 1 year ago | 8 | 725 | 2

In doing some tests with the [Desktop Spectrometry Kit 3.0](https://publiclab.org/wiki/desktop-sp...

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A kit to design your own formaldehyde experiment?

by warren about 1 year ago | 24 | 149 | 5

I've been mulling over the amazing work @nshapiro and others have been doing on [formaldehyde d...

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Be a mentor for Public Lab in Google Summer of Code 2017

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 83 | 0

Google Summer of Code (#GSoC) is a program where Google supports students to work on open source ...

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Editable wiki sub-sections prototype on PublicLab.org

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 48 | 1

I've been working on this part of the [Rich Wikis project][1] to make [PublicLab.org][2]'s wikis ...

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Web Working Group Update 14: January + 2016

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 102 | 0

This #wwg report will be our fourteenth, and also a look back at the past year's worth of work! ...

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Diagramming knowledge production on PublicLab.org

by warren about 1 year ago | 2 | 139 | 2

On a recent (weekly) open research call, @liz and I wanted to work through some mental models of ...

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Renegotiating Expertise: a talk at ClimateX MIT

by warren about 1 year ago | 4 | 79 | 3

I gave a talk today at [MIT's ClimateX course][1], which is open to the public. The speaker note...

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Web Working Group Update 13: December

by warren about 1 year ago | 2 | 74 | 2

We've had a great month of December in the Public Lab software community: Excluding merges, 19...

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Web-based fisheye-removal prototype for correcting lens distortion

by warren about 1 year ago | 18 | 447 | 3

Hi, all - I'd been meaning to for some time, but I finally got a quick prototype up for in-browse...

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Web Working Group Update 12: November

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 214 | 1

I'm starting up the Web Working Group's monthly reports again, and, 6 months later, the kind of u...

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Does the Beer Lambert law apply to the opacity of reagents?

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Best PLab demo ideas for a large group?

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Helium alternative

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How do I assemble the mini-balloon kit?

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What's happening at the 2017 Barnraising?

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How do I easily set up a Raspberry Pi SD card?

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What sessions would people like to have at the 2017 Barnraising?

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How do I access the wiki?

partsandcrafts asked about 4 months ago

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Need your feedback on Tag pages

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How big is the filter in the infragram DIY filter pack?

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View these maps at MapKnitter.org »

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