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Public Lab community newsletter 10.26.14

by Shannon | October 27, 2014 01:07 27 Oct 01:07 | #11302 | #11302

This week in the Public Lab community newsletter, join the Public Lab nonprofit team, check out updates on air quality monitoring projects and join the largest Barnraising yet in a couple of weeks. Enjoy!


The Public Lab nonprofit is hiring! We’re looking for a Data Ambassador to join the team full time and an Administrative Coordinator to join us part time. More information on both jobs can be found here: http://publiclab.org/wiki/public-lab-jobs

Did you know that Friday was a Public Lab's anniversary? One year ago we received our 501(c)3 tax exempt status! Celebrate with us by becoming a Public Lab sustaining member today! http://publiclab.org/donate

Upcoming events

Join Public Labbers in Menomonie, Wisconsin for DustHack on October 27th to brainstorm techniques for dust sensing: http://publiclab.org/notes/stevie/10-17-2014/dusthack-event-menomonie-wisconsin

During the International Conference of Crisis Mappers in NYC, November 6-9, join Public Lab for two workshops: http://publiclab.org/notes/liz/10-12-2014/public-lab-workshops-at-international-conference-of-crisis-mappers

The Fall Public Lab Barnraising will be November 14-16 in Cocodrie, LA. Save the date and sign up today! http://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising

Join us for OpenHour, Monday November 3rd at 8:00pm EST for a discussion gearing up for the Barnraising!

Mark your calendar for the next Toolshed raising Saturday, December 6 at Parts and Crafts in Somerville, MA, featuring short presentations, open working time, and workshops on Public Lab projects and anything related. RSVP here: http://publiclab.org/notes/Hudonnoodles/10-10-2014/toolshed-raising-on-saturday-december-6

New and ongoing projects

Hagit Keysar and Liat Brix-Etgar share their presentation from the OpenHardware Summit: http://publiclab.org/notes/hagitkeysar/10-19-2014/a-matter-of-scale-civil-architecture-and-open-hardware

Updates from recent mapping work in New Orleans at urban restoration sites: the “Blitz” report, NOCCA mapping at City Park and Mapping the Nature Center.

Have you been following the WhereWeBreathe project? Check out an update from Nick Shapiro on the hardware: http://publiclab.org/notes/nshapiro/10-20-2014/diy-indoor-air-quality-remediation

Frac sand mining in ten minutes, from Mathew Lippincott (with the help of many on the Public Lab Midwest list): http://publiclab.org/notes/mathew/10-22-2014/frac-sand-in-10-minutes

An Intellectual Property primer, in the works from Public Lab Organizer Bronwen: http://publiclab.org/notes/bronwen/10-21-2014/intellectual-property-primer-work-in-progress

Aerial mapping invasive water chestnuts in Amherst, MA to help with city planning: http://publiclab.org/notes/aferland/10-21-2014/aerial-balloon-mapping

Thinking through how to identify asbestos fiber: http://publiclab.org/notes/amysoyka/10-24-2014/scanning-sticky-tape and http://publiclab.org/notes/el_tonio/10-25-2014/airborne-asbestos-detection

Research Note highlights

Public Lab in the media

Check out the work of Public Lab Organizers featured in this Newsweek article on “how civic science is changing environmentalism”: http://www.newsweek.com/2014/10/31/how-civic-science-changing-environmentalism-279777.html

If anything was missed please post a research note or email the list. Hope everyone had a great weekend, Shannon

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