13 Things We Learned at SoDAPop’s First Meetup

By andresmh5 months ago - permalink

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SoDaPop had its first formal meetup on Nov 7. More than 60 people attended to talk about social data and action. People from academia, industry, startups, news media, and government showed up. There were also 8 ignite presentations, wine, cheese, and a lot of fun. The organizers, who came from FUSE Labs and UW, included: Shelly Farnham, Robert Mason, David McDonald, Joshua Blumenstock, and Andres Monroy-HernandezHere are 13 things we learned from this lively and multidisciplinary gathering. 

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Travel awards for students to present civic media projects at the iConference ‘14 in Berlin

By andresmh7 months ago - permalink

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FUSE Labs, in collaboration with the iConference, is offering a $3,000 travel award for each team selected to participate in the 2014 Social Media Expo in Berlin. Teams must be from one of the member institutions. More info here.

The teams need to submit a 4-page paper along with a video, that incorporate user research, design, prototyping, and/or system evaluation around topics such as:

  • Collecting and evaluating big social data
  • Statistical/algorithmic work for detecting and summarizing societal patterns
  • Visualization of societal patterns
  • Designing for large scale collective action
  • Supporting emergent, community-based civic activities in addition to direct governmental involvement

The projects must explore a technological solution to meeting a concrete need or opportunity around the theme of leveraging social media to foster a smarter society.

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