By Mollie Allick, April 20, 2011

Highlights from NYC Meetup


Washington Square Park

We’re back from our NYC Meetup. If you missed the event, you can see the presentations here.

Here are a few kind words from one of the presenters, John Horton, Staff Economist at oDesk:

“I really like how crowdsourcing/remote work is simultaneously a hot topic in both academia and industry/entrepreneurship. It’s fairly rare to have practitioners (startups, non-profits, etc.) interacting so positively and so frequently with researchers. This dynamic was definitely on display at the event. And kudos to CrowdFlower for sponsoring and promoting these — I think they’re doing a real service.”

And here’s what some of the attendees had to say.

“Loved the diversity of the use cases which made a strong case for the broader utility of crowdsourcing. Looking forward to attending and participating in more of these — I hope to also see more talks with a focus on enablement (tools, services) and collaboration beyond the case studies.”

“A++ — I think this is relevant, timely and absolutely fascinating from a research perspective.”

“Very exciting. It’s amazing how interdisciplinary it is.”

Let us know what you think.