12 Jun 2018
Data science workshop series

Workshop on Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing, a term coined by Jeff Howe, is when you take a large task, break it down into smaller - micro - pieces and send it out to a large group of people to perform each microtask in parallel for a monetary reward.

Programme

Time Topic
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome with coffee and tea and introduction organizers
09:15 - 10:00 Introduction to Human computation
10:00 - 11:00 Microtask crowdsourcing fundamentals 1
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee and tea break
11:15 - 12:30 Hands-on 1: Designing a microtask on CrowdFlower
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:30 Microtask crowdsourcing fundamentals 2
14:30 - 15:30 Hands-on 2: Executing a microtask on CrowdFlower
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee and tea break
16:00 - 16:30 Discussion of the results
16:30 - 17:30 Applications of crowdsourcing, summary and conclusion

Prerequisite knowledge or skills required
None