This page lists recent and urgent requests of all kinds across the Public Lab network, for those looking to pitch in on others' projects and needs.
Welcome to Public Lab! As a network of many organizations and people across the world, we rely on the power of peer support for most of what we do. While the Public Lab staff is only around 10 people, our network reaches tens of thousands, with many different experiences and talents. So while you can always ask a question to get help, we also welcome your help in responding to requests from others.
Depending on your skillset and capacity, there are many different ways you can pitch in to support different projects across the Public Lab network. We've compiled some of the most recent and most pressing requests for help below. Take a look and get involved!
These requests are intended to be clearly documented, discrete tasks that people can help out with in a limited amount of time. See Questions below for help crafting a request like this!
|Hurricane Harvey Impact Image Sort||@Zengirl2||about 1 month ago||2|
|Hurricane Harvey Industrial Impact Image Sorting||@gilbert||about 1 month ago||2|
|Compile screenshots and URLs for aerial images of Harvey damages in a spreadsheet for reporting||@warren||2 months ago||4|
Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.
|What is the best way to formalize connecting needs with offers?||@bsugar||3 months ago||2|
This page is just getting started, but we'll be adding more as we build out this collection of requests. Please leave a comment on this page if you'd like to submit a request!
Help find assistance for people
Sometimes people need help getting the word out or finding folks nearby to help map. There are a number of ways you can help -- but first, use this link to subscribe so you get an email when people post a request:
Subscribe to receive emails when requests are posted
Some things you can do:
- forward the request to the relevant local discussion list
- tweet out the request or post it on Facebook
- forward the request along to people you know working in the area
- use a comment (and the
@usernamesyntax) to connect the requester with someone in their area who's posted on this site
Open to ideas on how you can help -- please add to this page!
To see who's signed up to be notified, see #requests
How to post a request
Requests by topic
See Mapping Requests
(more coming soon)