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Barnraising 2016

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The 2016 Barnraising theme is "Inviting Collaboration"

The 2016 Annual Barnraising was hosted in Cocodrie Louisiana November 11th-13th. Read more about it below.

About the Barnraising

The Public Lab Annual Barnraising is the closest thing we have to a Public Lab conference -- but with an emphasis on "doing stuff together." It is an unparalleled, high bandwidth event where people from different regions exchange hard-won technical knowledge, tactics, and stories in person. At the Annual Barnraising, participants will:

  • Improve social ties through in-person collaboration,
  • Participate in in-depth exploration of local environmental issues and ongoing community research,
  • Advance technical knowledge, and
  • Work on projects such as environmental hardware and software prototyping.

One page doc on the event: The_Public_Lab_2016_Barnraising!-Google_Docs.pdf

Posts from this event:

Title Author Updated Likes
Public Lab Community Newsletter: December 2016 @klie over 2 years ago
The Barnraiser 2016 -- early edition @warren over 2 years ago
Barnraising 2016 at LUMCON: Resources for Landfill Researchers @sarasage over 2 years ago
Barnraising 2016 Photos @Bronwen over 2 years ago
Join DocCom -- the Barnraising documentation committee @warren over 2 years ago

Sessions hosted at the Annual Barnraising included:

Participatory science, well water, newcomers outreach on software, microscopy, documenting activities, image analysis, building effective partnerships, Riffle and Arduino, fracking, how-to spectrometry, public comment, landfills, dust and particulate matter monitoring, water advocacy, balloon and kite mapping, pop-poms and popsicle sticks open play session, 3D imaging from photographs, how to connect and network, stakeholder mapping and lightning talks.

Public Lab Code of Conduct

The Public Lab Code of Conduct applies to all spaces managed by the Public Lab community and non-profit, both online and in person. The ConductCom group helps to ensure that the Public Lab Code of Conduct is upheld at the event. (ConductCom members who will be at this event include Shannon Dosemagen, Klie Kliebert)

If you would like to have a confidential conversation, connect with ConductCom in person or email via To submit a report anonymously for review by ConductCom, go online via phone or computer to our anonymous “contact” app, located at This contact app will be monitored daily at 8am CST during in-person events like Barnraisings and weekly at all other times. During multi-day in-person events hosted by the Public Lab non-profit, there will also be a physical suggestion box available. This box will be monitored throughout the event and can also be used to let us know if you need us to check on an anonymous online submission sooner.

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