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The Mobile Collective (TMC) specialises in mobile innovation & creative collaboration.
At our Hack Day events we enable and supports the collaborative development of innovative technology-based solutions by bringing the mobile & web developer and designer communities together with professional scientists and educators. At our ThinkCamp events we enable the collaborative development of ideas, solutions and new projects by bringing together a wide-range of stakeholders around a shared interest or passion and facilitating idea-generation and workshopping on the day, or curating challenges in advance to attract collaborative teams around on the day. At our Code Sprint events we gather together technologists, citizen scientists and project owners to move feature development forward on specific technologies or platforms.
TMC also designs, develops & launches mobile apps, websites, tools and platforms for a wide range of partners and clients. We are particularly focused on the fields of Citizen Science, DIY Science & Open Science, but have also worked in Healthcare, Education and Cultural Heritage.
TMC was a Consortium member of the EU FP7-funded "Citizen Cyberlab" project. The role of TMC across those three years was to develop requirements with respect to learning & community building, to organise and execute community outreach initiatives, and to design and run community engagement events. These included the Citizen Cyberscience Summit Hack Days in 2012 and 2014, and the Citizen Cyberlab Summit ThinkCamps in 2015.
Most recently The Mobile Collective, together with Lucy Patterson of Science Hack Day Berlin, organised and ran the Citizen Science ThinkCamp at the ECSA 2016 Conference in Berlin. The Director of TMC, Margaret Gold, is a member of the ECSA Board of Directors.
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We are currently writing a paper for the Human Computation Journal on our experience with running Hack Days and ThinkCamps for Citizen Science, and in forming collaborative communities in partnership with Citizen Scientists. This forms part of our FP7 funded work within the Citizen Cyberlab project.
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The Citizen Cyberlab is building digital tools and online collaborative platforms for Citizen Science, and striving to enhance the opportunities for learning and creativity available to Citizen Scientists world wide.