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Crisis Camp New York
Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 5:00 PM (EST)
Thank you to our sponsors:
Personal Democracy Forum
The world's leading conference at the intersection of politics and technology.
Ticket sales and sponsorships will go towards keeping the team well caffinated and well fed!
Crisis Camp Haiti NYC will take place January 30 & 31, 2010 joining
together with technology volunteers at Crisis Camps in three countries and 10 cities to
provide local opportunities for citizens to assist in crisis mapping,
data management, and RSS feed aggregation. In addition, people with
specialized skills such as translation, computer programing and
literacy advocates are encouraged to participate.
Crisis Camp is a open, collaborative event held in “barcamp” style with http://www.crisiscommons.org/ to provide local and international responders, Haitian community leaders and non-governmental organizations an opportunity to engage with operations on the ground in Haiti.
Tools and resources created by Crisis Camp volunteers can enhance responders' decision-making capability, transparency and collaboration. This event open to the public. You don't have to be technical to volunteer time. We request that you bring a laptop, your creativity and a power strip with you (to share with others).
The first series of CrisisCamps for Haiti on January 16th, volunteers in four cities launched “We Need, We Have,” a repository of specific technology needs of local Haitians' response. Volunteers contributed to rich open source maps that track nonprofit organizations on the ground in Haiti for more efficient coordination and resource distribution, and built open source applications that enable people on the ground to report vital information such as the location of a hospital or a missing person. See all of the applications and projects underway at www.CrisisCommons.org.
List of NYC projects comming soon...