Past Event

Crowdsourcing

Wed, Mar 3 2010 - 6:30pm

Crowdsourcing

Lukas Biewald, CEO, CrowdFlower
Sharon Chiarella, Vice President, Mechanical Turk at Amazon
Lilly Irani, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Irvine, Dept. of Informatics; Previously a User Experience Designer, Google
Leila Chirayath Janah, Founder and CEO, Samasource
Brad Stone, Technology Correspondent, The New York Times - Moderator
Additional Panelists TBA

Since Jeff Howe coined the phrase “crowdsourcing” in 2006, the idea of tapping into the power of the human cloud has brought both innovation and controversy. From building a people-powered online encyclopedia to algorithm contests, crowdsourcing might be the world’s largest real-time workforce. But questions remain: Can you trust the crowd to give high-quality information? Will this movement allow a whole new way to work for the disenfranchised? How will being able to share knowledge more efficiently than ever before change the world?

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)

Also know: Photo by Jen Consalvo