rapidly iterating crowd ideas

A HCOMP 2013 Workshop
November 6th and 9th, 2013 Application: October 1st, 2013 (Tue) 11:59PM (PST)
Palm Springs, California Notification: October 2nd, 2013


Lydia Chilton (UW)
Juho Kim (MIT)
Pao Siangliulue (Harvard)

application information

CrowdCamp is a two-day hack-a-thon for crowdsourcing, human computation, social media, and collective intelligence ideas.

Participants for this workshop will be selected based on applications. We are looking for students, faculty, and industry researchers. Social scientists, programmers, ethnographers, designers and whatever else you consider yourself are all welcome.

The application should take about 20 minutes. It asks for:

  • One hack-a-thon idea This may be viewed by other participants, but if you are accepted for CrowdCamp you will still be free to change your idea. We are looking for ideas that are specific rather than vague. We want ideas that a group of 3-6 people can actually finish in 2 days.
  • Three concrete steps for accomplishing your idea We won't be judging ideas for quality, we will be judging them for feasibility.
  • Contact information

The application can be found here.

Important: Note that CrowdCamp takes place on Wednesday and Saturday. These non-consecutive days span the HCOMP Conference. We planned this so that you can spend the extra time to collect data while the conference is proceeding. You must be able to come to both days of the workshop.

Past years

This is the third instance of CrowdCamp. Here are links to earlier incarnations:
The hacking groups from CrowdCamp @ CSCW 2013 wrote reports on their projects.