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We are proud to announce we’ve just launched our Kickstarter campaign. Claim your early bird rewards by pledging now!

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Today we reveal the last and most prestigious of the Kickstarter reward tiers, the Mad Worm Scientist!

You get it all, the full OpenWorm experience! All of the swag: stickers, limited edition print, t-shirt. You get unlimited access to your own WormSim. An OpenWorm academy sit-in e-ticket. Plus… we fly you out and set you up in a nice hotel and you get to participate in the next OpenWorm retreat (location TBD) and interact with the core team. Disclaimer: things could get crazy, this could involve learning how to say “OpenWorm” in over five different languages!

Launch is tomorrow! Sign up now: http://bit.ly/1mVGD8b

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Today we reveal the Worm Wizard Kickstarter reward tier!

You get credited on openworm.org and in the worm source code, you get your own WormSim and to top all of that up you get an e-ticket that gets you one seat in the class, giving you personalized attention in the OpenWorm academy, an interactive online course that will walk you through the amazing science and cutting edge technology behind OpenWorm. Plus, your contribution will provide access to the simulation to a classroom (up to 20 students, give or take) in a school of your picking… or we can pick one for you via lottery if you’re too excited! Of course you get all the swag too, because you’re awesome: stickers, limited edition print and t-shirt.

Sign up for launch!

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Today we reveal the Worm Professor Kickstart reward tier!

You get credited on openworm.org and in the worm source code, you get your own WormSim for 1 year and to top all of that you get an e-ticket that gets you a seat in the class, giving you personalized attention in the OpenWorm academy, an interactive online course that will walk you through the amazing science and cutting edge technology behind OpenWorm!

And… you get to donate the simulation to one lucky kid of your choosing (or let us raffle it), making you a Worm Professor! Oh, and we’re throwing in all the swag to sweeten the deal: stickers, limited edition print, t-shirt.

Sign up for the launch event: http://bit.ly/1mVGD8b

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Today we unveil the Worm Legend Kickstarter reward tier!

If you pledge at this level, you get credited on openworm.org and in the worm source code, you get your own WormSim, you get all of the swag (stickers, t-shirt, limited edition print), you get spectator access to the OpenWorm academy course, explaining all about the science and the technology behind OpenWorm, and… you get to adopt and name one of the 302 OpenWorm neurons and become a Worm Legend!

Sign up for the launch event and secure your neuron: http://bit.ly/1mVGD8b

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Introducing the OpenWorm Academy Kickstarter Reward

We are proud to present the OpenWorm Academy, an online course taught by OpenWorm team members that we will be offering exclusively as a reward to backers of our Kickstarter (launching April 19th!  Sign up here.) who pledge at the level of Worm Legend (as spectators), Worm Professor and above (as students).

Spectators will have access to the video content and materials from the course, while students will also be able to interact in the class and participate in the workshops.

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The OpenWorm Academy online course is designed to teach curious minds, students, educators, scientists about the exciting field of digital biology and to provide a behind-the-scenes look at OpenWorm.

Main features of the course:

  • Overview of the biology, math, computer science, and programming skills behind OpenWorm
  • Straightforward enough for non-experts to understand
  • Advanced students will have optional programming workshops

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Today we are revealing a new early bird reward, the Worm Whisperer!

You will get your own personal WormSim plus you get credited on openworm.org and in the worm source code, stickers, t-shirt and an exclusive limited edition OpenWorm print out of the 5 available designs.

Do not miss out on the early bird offer valid for the first 50 backers, sign up for the launch event!

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Today we are revealing our wearable KickStarter reward, the Worm Activist! You get credited on openworm.org and in the source code, plus you get awesome OpenWorm stickers and an exclusive OpenWorm t-shirt to show off with your nerd friends.

Sign up for the launch event: http://bit.ly/1mVGD8b

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New Kickstarter reward tier revealed!

Today we are revealing our lowest priced KickStarter reward, the Worm Enabler! You get credited on openworm.org and in worm the source code, plus you get some awesome OpenWorm stickers to pimp your laptop… or your ride, why not!

Sign up for the launch event to hang out with the OpenWorm team: http://bit.ly/1mVGD8b #KickstartWorm

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