Glossary of Terms for Daemo

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Glossary of Terms

Amazon’s Mechanical Turk - an online labor market where requesters post jobs and workers choose which jobs to do for pay

Angular JS - a javascript framework

Boomerang - Daemo's reputation system

Balsamiq - a rapid prototyping tool

CHI - The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction.

Contributor (also known as participant or researcher) - people who help to build Daemo

CSCW - The ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing is the premier venue for presenting research in the design and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations, communities, and networks.

Daemo - a self-governed crowdsourcing marketplace (our first version is live on )

Django - a Python web framework

DRI - directly responsible individual

DM - a 'direct message' sent to another contributor

GH - Google Hangout

HCI - Human Computer Interaction

Leadership board (LB) - a group of main contributors on behalf of platform community to uphold the best interests and ideals of the platform (Daemo) and its community

macrotask - large task like Photoshopping vacation photos or mixing new song

MD - Google Material Design

Meteor - used for voting, evaluation and comments, for open-gov

microtask - small tasks like labeling machine learning training examples

Milestones - the task that are set each week. We sign up to these on Trello.

Open-Gov (also knows as op-gov, Open Governance)


Organisational models - for-profit, hybrid, non-profit

Participant - contributors who help build Daemo

Ping - to message someone or mention their name in a post so they're notified of it.

Python - an object-oriented, high-level programming language

Prototype task - an intermediate feedback mode where workers can test each task's design and provide comments to help improve it

Reach out - ask someone or message them directly

Reputation System - the system whereby individuals are given ratings

Requester - employer at online crowdsourcing marketplace

Researcher - contributors who help build crowdsourcing marketplace

ShareLaTeX - an online LaTeX editor. We use this for collaborative paper-writing.

Trello - a powerful task management tool. We post each week's milestone on weekly Trello boards.

UIST - The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) is the premier forum for innovations in human-computer interfaces. Our UIST paper got accepted, read it for more details.

Wiki - Crowd Research wiki page. You can view the main page here. Log in to create new wikis.

Worker - an employee in an online crowdsourcing marketplace

Contributors: @juechi @arichmondfuller @m.kambal