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Become a Wolfram|Alpha Volunteer Curator!

July 6, 2009 —
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If you’re as excited about Wolfram|Alpha as we are, and want to help out, consider becoming a volunteer curator. Our volunteer curators are passionate, enthusiastic people who are committed to gathering and checking data. We realize there is a lot of diverse knowledge across the world, and we want to give you the opportunity to be a part of this exciting project.

Currently we are working with volunteer curators from all over the world on geographical data, but we are open to volunteers with different interests or areas of expertise as well. If you’ve got knowledge or insight into a specific area, we want to hear from you.

Our ongoing volunteer curators receive a complimentary, temporary Mathematica license, with the potential to extend the license for long-term curation. You don’t need to know Mathematica to become a volunteer curator, but you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the program if you so choose. Volunteers check data, add data, and help us find new ways in which someone might search for data on Wolfram|Alpha.

There is a wide range of time available for volunteers per week, so whether you’d like to help a little or a lot, we would love to have you as a volunteer contributing to the advancement of Wolfram|Alpha.

If you are interested in become a volunteer curator, fill out our form here. If you have questions about the process, email We will respond to you as soon as possible and work with you to determine your area(s) of expertise and where you might fit in.


Great idea. If only I had more time.

Posted by Abdullah Almoaiqel July 6, 2009 at 6:54 pm

Sounds like a lot of work but also a lot of fun! DMOZ and Wikipedia have done well with their editors so this may work just as good.

Posted by DejanSEO July 7, 2009 at 5:30 am

Unable to dedicate a lot of time but would love to help some. Is hour a day or two enough? My location is sydney, australia.

Posted by Damodar Bashyal July 7, 2009 at 6:31 am

Dear Alpha team,

I would like to a volunteer curator, kindly guide me.

I have experience in market research & television research, along with servicing experience in media sectors.

I have been working for teh past 9 years, and now want to do something of my own initiation.

Thanks for this wonderful platform called Wolfram.

Best regards,


Posted by Padma Prasad July 7, 2009 at 7:28 am


    We are happy to learn of your interest in becoming a Wolfram|Alpha volunteer curator! By clicking here, you can complete a volunteer data curator application which allows you to tell us about your areas of expertise and background. Once you submit the application, a member of our team will contact you with more information.
    Thank you!

    Posted by The PR Team July 7, 2009 at 10:38 am

I submitted an application about 24 hours ago, and have not yet received an e-mail. Does this mean I wasn’t picked, or am I just too impatient 🙂 ?

Posted by David July 7, 2009 at 10:46 am

Sure there will be plenty of people interested in contributing in such a great project. Are volunteers going to receive any kind of credit for their contribution?

Posted by July 7, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Can you guys give us a list of data domains that have the greatest need for volunteers?

Posted by Eric July 8, 2009 at 8:13 am

Whenever you like just let me know!

Posted by fab July 9, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Thanks for this ofer, it would be great if I had better Internet connection… But, maybe, in a couple of months…

Posted by Aritaborian July 10, 2009 at 6:23 am

Looking over your website that my principal sent to me. Noticed that K2CO3 was named dipotassium carbonate under IUPAC rules. I think the di- prefix is not necessary with an inorganic ternary ionic compound such as this. Should be potassium carbonate. Prefixes are generally used in naming binary molecular compounds. I may be wrong buy you may want to check it out. thanks jacki kyle

Posted by Jacki Kyle July 16, 2009 at 10:35 am