- Kate Chapman, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Crowdsourcing is a process where distributed groups of people work together to complete a task. Examples of large crowdsourcing related platforms and projects include Amazon Mechanical Turk and Wikipedia. These methods of distributing and sharing tasks can also be strong methods for more detailed reporting for development projects, mapping vulnerable areas for disaster risk reduction, and helping direct aid in the response phase of a crisis.
This panel includes experts and practitioners of varied crowdsourcing platforms and projects. During the panel the group will explore both successes and difficulties with the application of crowdsourcing. This panel will be designed as a discussion around what possibilities exist. Attendees will have a better understanding of how crowdsourcing might apply to their own projects and considerations to think about before applying these techniques.
- Talking to the crowd in 7,000 languages
- Verification: Methodology vs. Technology
- Crowdsourcing in Conflict Settings