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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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How many people to do an activity?

by warren about 1 year ago | 2 | 277 | 0

Hi, all - in the Activities (#activity-grids) session of the #barnraising, we briefly (among many...

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Interview: Chris Nidel on environmental evidence in court

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 542 | 5

A few months ago, as our first interview for the Environmental Evidence Project blog series (#evi...

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The Barnraiser 2016 -- early edition

by warren over 1 year ago | 1 | 351 | 2

Public Lab's daily "newspaper" -- [the Barnraiser][1] -- is back at this year's Barnraising, and ...

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A message from the Public Lab staff

by warren over 1 year ago | 0 | 538 | 4

Public Lab resists and rejects: racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, xenopho...

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Help Public Lab’s software grow by joining a supportive team

by warren over 1 year ago | 9 | 537 | 2

[PublicLab.org][1] and PL's [other open source software][2] is written, maintained, and dreamed u...

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Bridges between our community and our software contributors

by warren over 1 year ago | 0 | 310 | 0

First some background: over the past six months, we've seen a dramatic shift in how code is produ...

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Join DocCom -- the Barnraising documentation committee

by warren over 1 year ago | 0 | 253 | 0

Greetings, DocCom members, and other [Barnraising][1] attendees! What is DocCom, you ask?...

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Create a welcoming "first-timers-only" issue to invite new software contributors

by warren over 1 year ago | 2 | 721 | 5

We've been doing some serious outreach for our software contributor community -- that is, people ...

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Stress-testing the Desktop Spectrometry Starter Kit

by warren over 1 year ago | 0 | 726 | 0

At Wednesday's [Open Hardware Documentation Night][1], hosted by Parts & Crafts, @wmacfarl and I ...

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Fly a small camera on a very portable (squid-shaped) sled kite

by warren over 1 year ago | 8 | 599 | 1

I set out to test out a setup pretty similar to the [Mini Kite Kit](https://store.publiclab.or...

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Document your hardware upgrades at Parts & Crafts Documentation Days - Oct 12 & 19

by warren over 1 year ago | 3 | 724 | 2

With all the great progress on our new Activities system, folks are [start...

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Reduce interior reflections in your spectrometer with black ink

by warren over 1 year ago | 6 | 699 | 3

After building the [stability upgrade][1] to the [Desktop Spectrometry Starter Kit][2], I need...

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Building the @stoft stability upgrade for Desktop Spectrometry Starter Kit 3.0

by warren over 1 year ago | 1 | 592 | 2

[![build](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/018/075/medium/IMG_20160918_114553.jpg...

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See the Fraunhofer absorption lines in sunlight

by warren over 1 year ago | 0 | 1,316 | 1

_This is a draft -- still in progress, based on [this note](https://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/3...

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What makes a good activity?

by warren over 1 year ago | 13 | 825 | 3

In our continuing shift towards using the new Q&A feature and the new Activity grids as a framewo...

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The many types of evidence

by warren over 1 year ago | 16 | 545 | 2

As a followup to our [introductory post](https://publiclab.org/notes/warren/08-18-2016/introducin...

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Calibrate your spectrometer in Spectral Workbench

by warren over 1 year ago | 7 | 6,032 | 8

In Public Lab's [spectrometry project][1], we've long used compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) as...

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Wrapping up Google Summer of Code 2016!

by warren over 1 year ago | 2 | 669 | 6

We've had some tremendous work on Public Lab software this past summer through our Google-support...

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Introducing the Environmental Evidence Project, a blog series from Public Lab

by warren over 1 year ago | 5 | 5,438 | 7

Hello everyone -- Jeff Warren and Gretchen Gehrke here, Public Lab's Research Director and Data Q...

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Rich Editor project: Calling for alpha testers!

by warren over 1 year ago | 5 | 556 | 1

Hello all -- it's been some time since the [original call for input][1] on the new #rich-editor p...

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Last week in Google Summer of Code

by warren over 1 year ago | 0 | 448 | 1

Getting into the final stretch of Google Summer of Code (#gsoc) -- less than a month remains for ...

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Last week in Google Summer of Code

by warren over 1 year ago | 1 | 390 | 0

Hi, all -- a smaller update after [last week's][1] (which included three weeks worth of changes!)...

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The last three weeks in Google Summer of Code

by warren over 1 year ago | 0 | 368 | 0

Hello everyone! We haven't had a Web Working Group (#wwg) or #GSoC update for a little while, as ...

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Last week in Google Summer of Code

by warren over 1 year ago | 0 | 632 | 1

I'm away this week, but will still be trying to do the usual twice-weekly merge from [PublicLab.o...

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What are good sources of cheap bulk giant mylar balloons?

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Is there an offline version of Mapknitter?

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How big are silica particles, in microns?

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What should we do at LEAFFEST?

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How can I add credit for main photo on Wiki?

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What are some sources of new aerial imagery of Harvey damages?

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How do I join a volunteer Disaster Response Team for flooding?

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What is the best way to formalize connecting needs with offers?

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How much do different oil pollution tests cost?

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What does oil pollution mean for my health?

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What could teenagers do to support Harvey response efforts?

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How do I collect a sample for laboratory analysis?

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Water Filter Effectiveness

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