Public Lab organizers are community members who are leaders in the Public Lab community...
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Public Lab organizers are community members who are leaders in the Public Lab community, and have an interest in the way our community collaborates and grows. Typically but not exclusively, these are people who are both key organizers in their local communities as well as key contributors to the broader Public Lab community through work on things such as the website and communications. Organizers often host events or moderate discussion lists, and help shepherd the Public Lab community in other ways. The organizers list is always expanding; anyone can be nominated or nominate themselves, see below for how to join.
Currently there are 75 organizers from 12 countries:
The Public Lab organizers group serves to connect organizers with each other and enable collaboration on overarching initiatives and other topics related to broad Public Lab community development rather than simply research (which is discussed on the main Public Lab list). Organizers communicate on a google group and through open weekly calls to collaborate with each other and the non-profit. Organizers are able to add events to the /events calendar and access resources such as printed materials, event support and project support.
Before you apply:
The organizer's group runs on a nomination process (follow the steps below to apply to the group). Nominations require that two organizers second your application. In this process, organizers look for:
How to apply
The Organizer's Handbook includes resources, benefits, and responsibilities of being a Public Lab organizer.
The organizers group recognizes that, at times, the responsibilities of being a Public Lab organizer fall behind other demands. Organizers can, at any point, define their status as active or inactive as their commitments and activity in the group changes.
To view old nominations in full, see http://publiclab.org/wiki/organizers-nominations
Formative research note on this topic http://publiclab.org/notes/shannon/4-26-2012/list-plots-organizers