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Taskforce: Messaging-driven crowdsourcing

Taskforce: Messaging-driven crowdsourcing

Taskforce is a tool to facilitate data entry efforts by distributing the work to a larger audience. It provides a no-nonsense interface using chat apps, making it dead simple for newcomers to dive in and start helping.

Its main focus is newsrooms that require manual classification of massive troves of information; think a 30000-photo collection where a news reporter would need to find the pictures that feature a specific building. Taskforce makes this work straightforward by allowing anyone to contribute using simple, familiar chat interfaces.

This project received funding from Google's Digital News Initative in 2017. Its development is ongoing and a public version will be released in February 2018.

  • October 2017
  • Tools:Python, Django