OpenWorm Contributor Application
OpenWorm relies on the efforts of volunteers to move forward. If you have a few hours a week to contribute, let us know. You don't have to have any special background -- we'll teach you what you need to know!
First and Last
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City / State / Country
Level of Education
Some high school (secondary school)
Completed high school, some college (university)
Completed college (University)
Completed Masters degree
Completed Ph.D / PostDoc
Paste a link to something you have written that appears in the public online. Can be a comment, blog entry, forum post or whatever. No computer code.
Social media account(s)
Paste links to some social media accounts that you use (e.g. twitter, linked in, etc)
What programming languages are you most comfortable using?
What is the scope of your computer programming experience? Choose all that apply.
Feature extraction and discovery (e.g. segmentation of images)
Data handling and manipulation (e.g. plotting graphs, maintaining data)
Writing applications in a specific language (e.g. C++, Java)
Techniques and programs (e.g. Neural Networks, Simulation)
Quality control (e.g. debugging, refactoring)
What is the scope of your biological experience? Choose all that apply
Microscopy and Imaging
Quantification and Measurement
Animation and Illustration
Is Foundation promotion and research support interesting to you? Choose all possible contributions that apply.
Blogging for education and outreach
Promoting Foundation via social media
Public relations (e.g. analyze public perception of projects)
Technical support and production of documentation
Ensuring usability of interfaces and applications
Production of videos, screencasts, and other media
Designing and executing a crowdfunding campaign
Translate materials into other languages (Spanish or Russian are initial targets)
Editing and technical writing for reports and manuscripts
Is programming and data analysis interesting to you? Choose all possible contributions that apply.
Web editing and Metadata management
Create visualizations and/or infographics based on the data for the project
Open science and data sharing
Analysis of data (e.g. exploratory analysis and statistical modeling)
Creating 2D and 3D visualizations
What is most intriguing to you about the OpenWorm project?
What is your preference for an initial assignment?
A "Hello World" style coding assignment
Review of a paper or relevant open-source project
Run a test of existing code or evaluate existing data
Analysis of contributor and potential volunteer data
Production and editing of promotional materials
Any other comments or suggestions?
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