Glossary of Terms for Daemo

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Glossary of Terms

Admin group - A group of people helps to set up the tools we use such as meteor and the wiki, help @michaelbernstein collate milestone submissions so he can put together the weekly meetings, help write up each week’s milestones, and help him review the submissions and brainstorm how to keep folks excited and productive.

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