Rising on a tide of connected computing power, open hardware and ingenuity, our citizen science track brings medicine, biology, and space exploration within everybody’s grasp. Innovation from garage science will disrupt, influence and enhance our future

Location: D136
Greg Biggers (Genomera), Raymond McCauley (Genomera)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
How one person’s desire to know if his vitamins really worked became a set of tools for doing open, crowd-sourced health experiments. By combining data and analysis from engaged individuals, we can answer big questions traditionally asked exclusively by pharma companies and research institutions. And for less than 1/1000 of the cost. Read more.
Location: D136
Vin Sharma (Intel)
Average rating: *....
(1.25, 4 ratings)
Equipped with little more than a burning desire to succeed and a river of open source software, learn how you can build a test bed for developing and testing machine learning algorithms on a scale-out infrastructure on a shoestring budget. Read more.
Location: D136
Rich Gibson (Gigapan.org), Schuyler Erle (SimpleGeo), Anne Wright (CMU)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
The Explorable Microscopy project is creating open source devices to capture multi gigapixel images of small things: from frames from a bee hive down to individual diatoms. Read more.
Location: D136
Joel Parker (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
The General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT) is an open-source mission design tool actively used and developed at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. It is available now in beta form, and will be released fully by the end of the year. Read more.
Location: D136
Melanie Swan (Broader Perspective)
Preventive medicine is a grand challenge. A key step is establishing baseline markers of wellness and pre-clinical interventions using personalized genomic data and phenotypic data. DIYgenomics has created such a methodology and completed a MTHFR/Vitamin B deficiency pilot study. An aging study is in enrollment, and other studies are in design for Vitamin D, metabolism, and mental performance. Read more.
Location: D136
Avinash Agrawal (SETI Institute), Francis Potter (The Hathersage Group)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Most people have ideas on SETI; if only they had a chance, they would enhance the search. Wait no more. setiQuest gives you access to data, software that we just open-sourced after 20 years of being closed, and sophisticated front-end tools. Learn how you can help us improve the data and tools, or use them yourself to find ETI. If we succeed, this could be most profound scientific discovery ever. Read more.