rapidly iterating crowd ideas

HCOMP 2014 Workshop
October 31st and November 1st, 2014   Application: September 29, 2014 11:59PM (PST)
Pittsburgh, USA   Notification: October 3, 2014
Contact:   Apply Here.


Liz Gerber (Northwestern)
Juho Kim (MIT)
Walter Lasecki (Rochester)
Jeff Rzeszotarski (CMU)
Pao Siangliulue (Harvard)
Haoqi Zhang (Northwestern)

application information

CrowdCamp is a two-day hack-a-thon for crowdsourcing, human computation, social media, collective intelligence ideas. The focus is on creating a deliverable prototype, result, or insight within the workshop itself. Prior CrowdCamp projects over the last four years have resulted in top-tier conference publications, blog posts, and on-going research.

We are looking for students, faculty, and industry researchers. Social scientists, programmers, ethnographers, designers, and all others are welcome.

The application should take about 10 minutes. It asks for:

  • One hack-a-thon idea This may be viewed by other participants, but if you are accepted to CrowdCamp, you will still be free to change your idea. We are looking for ideas that are specific rather than vague. The goal is to generate ideas that a group of 3-5 people can actually finish in 2 days.
  • A description of what interests you about crowdsourcing We are looking for a diverse group of people that will develop amazing projects during CrowdCamp.
  • Contact information

Selection criteria: We strive to accept participants with diverse skill sets, areas of interest, positions, affiliations, cultural backgrounds, and gender

Early acceptance deadline: Sept. 15th (decision by Sept. 17th)
If you are basing your decision to attend HCOMP on CrowdCamp, we will do one stage of early-round reviews before the early registration deadline. Please email after submitting your application to let us know you need your application reviewed early.

Important: CrowdCamp is a FREE event graciously hosted by Carnegie Mellon University and HCOMP.

Important: Note that CrowdCamp takes place on Friday (October 31st) and Saturday (November 1st). You must be able to come to both days of the workshop.

Important: Note that CrowdCamp takes place in the "HCI Loft" at 407 S. Craig St. on Carnegie Mellon University's Campus, which is not within walking distance from the conference hotel.


Past years

CrowdCamp has brought together a diverse groups of scholars that have worked passionately on well-scoped projects. Many participants have continued working on their projects beyond CrowdCamp, generating impactful publications and fruitful collaborations. A few examples include:
The hacking groups from CrowdCamp @ HCOMP 2013 wrote reports on their projects.
Here are links to earlier incarnations of CrowdCamp: