Particle Silo

Communicating Science

Well-made science communication content are scattered through the web. If one wants to prepare for a presentation, either for outreach and even for writing a scientific article for whatever level, it takes time to go through the internet to look for the best sources for us to find /"the right words", "the right images'' /or the right video to explain a concept with a sense of satisfaction and clarity in the end. The *"Particle Silo"* project aims to facilitate this process by providing an *agile*, *personalizable*, and *shareable* content aggregator that is intuitive to use for science communicators and learners across different levels.

While the initial project will focus on the Particle Physics ecosystem, our goal is to expand the project across different fields and to communicate the idea that science and learning shouldn't be so "siloed" from one another. It is also envisioned to be a tool for students who want to keep tabs on what excites science communicators and also as a learning tool to organize information in the web.

Weekend Goals

Create a Personal dashboard like in GitHub where you can aggregate and organize science communication content on the web.

Our main goal for the weekend is to focus on the following features (in order of importance):

  * Topics Aggregator - e.g. All about the Higgs, Dark Matter, What does Luminosity mean? To organize interesting and well-made web sources for various topics.

  * Create upload personal content organizer/backup capability - e.g. Slides on topics, quality images, artists renditions (e.g. artist's rendition of the complexity of a proton).

  * Follow Button Feature.

  * Visualizations slide deck.

Skills being sought

Javascript, HTML, CSS, basically back-end and front-end development

References and background material