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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.

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"This is really great - and I love those cheap little Arduino Nanos. Do you have a list of part costs and a total cost? I'm curious if people wanted..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Ah this is super helpful, thank you @ryzokuken. " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"This doesn't offer guidance on the survey itself, but has a lot of information about taking an individual photo with good metadata, and a means to ..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Via @juliakumari: We did this video on how to do it for weather and climate related photo surveys. Hope it helps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"In person, @xose? :-) " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Firas, this is beautiful and impressive work. Thank you for sharing it -- very inspiring. " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"This is great to hear, @Ashan -- I've been thinking about how we could use inline tags to make this possible, but it's a challenge. Some things to ..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Hi, all - beginning to incorporate some of these ideas into a concrete "tasks" listing and a kind of welcome page for those helping lead our softwa..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Hi, can you tell a bit more about the context of your question? Do you have photos of what you suspect is gasoline? " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Yes, actually if you wanted to try to install an external module like https://github.com/publiclab/PublicLab.Editor/ or https://github.com/publicla..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Also, it's hard to tell, but I'm not sure it's Arduino-compatible, from what little information I could find... although they play a transmission a..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Actually I can't find a link to the code or any working systems... did you see any? " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Oh cool! I wonder how modular their code is, and if parts of WebJack and Peegar may be interchangeable -- the better to push this work forward. " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Hi, I'm happy to meet with you perhaps on Monday -- what times are you free? And as to the scripts, I think starting with a hard-coded one is a goo..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"These folks apparently did use timelapse cameras to track truck traffic: https://publiclab.org/notes/mathew/05-20-2014/frac-sand-frisbee-maps-again..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Yes, please do submit a pull request, thank you! " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Oh, super, good to hear! " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Hi, @ryzokuken -- have you had a chance to try writing some sample scripts, as I suggested above? Also, i think it's worthwhile to write out in mor..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Hi, Mridul - it sounds like there are a few distinct features we're hoping to get built. I think one really key one you've been working on a lot co..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Hi, you may need to open a new shell to get RVM to have all the right environment variables set. " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Mridul, I have some ideas on how to architect the mapping features. I'm interested in how we might break it out into a general purpose privacy-orie..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Hi, Inzamam - thanks, have you tried installing RVM, to manage your gem versions? However you may also be able to change the Gemfile -- just don't ..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Fixed a date - GSoC student proposals are due by April 3, not 30! " | Read more » over 2 years ago
"And for GSoC students, we know you'll be submitting through the GSoC website, but please develop your proposals here, and then copy them over -- fo..." | Read more » over 2 years ago


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