In light of the cancelation of the 2020 BOINC Workshop in Marburg, Germany, we are organizing a virtual celebration of BOINC projects, development, and community. As with all things BOINC, we need your help -- the BOINC community -- to produce the event.

The theme of the workshop is "Agency in a Complex World" (actual tagline TBD). This theme highlights our intent to show how people can use BOINC to contribute to humanity without anyone’s permission.

The event will include introduction information for people unfamiliar with distributed computing and BOINC, presentations and updates from projects, developers, community organizers, leaders, and members, along with tutorials, workshops, and educational material on BOINC development and use.

We are still in the early stages of development for the workshop and we need your help to make the best possible event, reaching the most people. The date of the event is still to be determined, but we expect it to take place sometime this winter.

Please get in touch if you would like to contribute; specific areas of need are detailed via the links below.

  

Logistics and Planning 

Are you an organizer or event planner? We need your help to pull off a virtual BOINC workshop.

Specific needs include:

  1. building website or landing page from which to host the site and all information
  2. developing an engaging itinerary
  3. coordinating between all groups working on the workshop

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Technical Production 

Do you have experience with AV production tools (particularly for live virtual events)? We need your talents to help pull off the virtual BOINC workshop.

Specific needs include:

  1. finding the right conferencing software to use for the workshop
  2. building a website or landing page from which to host the event and all information
  3. developing back-up slides and presentations for if and when technical issues come up
  4. pre-recording any speakers that cannot attend live
  5. technical support during the workshop to handle issues if and when they come up
  6. helping produce slides, graphics, and short animations, for outreach materials and event presentations

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Public Relations, Outreach, Marketing, and Advertising 

Are you an experienced PR, outreach, and/or marketing person? We need your talents to pull off a virtual BOINC workshop.

Specific needs include:

  1. development and execution a marketing strategy that will reach a wide audience outside of the BOINC community
  2. engaging the BOINC community
  3. developing an engaging itinerary
  4. finding support for the workshop
  5. helping produce slides, graphics, and short animations, for outreach materials and event presentations

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Science Communication 

Do you have a knack for explaining complex technical ideas to general audiences? We need your communication experience to pull off a virtual BOINC workshop.

Specific needs include:

  1. coordinating with and support any project that wants to present at the workshop
  2. developing material for projects that are unable to present at the workshop
  3. reviewing all content before it is made live
  4. helping produce slides, graphics, and short animations, for outreach materials and event presentations

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