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CrisisCamp Haiti - Silicon Valley

CrisisCamp

Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

Sunnyvale, CA

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Volunteer Programmer Ended Free  
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Event Details


CrisisCamp Haiti - Silicon Valley will take place again this Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Yahoo!'s Sunnyvale Campus (see below for venue details) where you will join together with technology volunteers in three countries and 12 cities to provide local opportunities for citizens to assist in activities such as crisis mapping, data and RSS feed aggregation. In addition, people with specialized skills such as translation, computer programing and literacy advocates are encouraged to participate. 
 

CrisisCamp 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 CrisisCamp volunteers can enhance responders' decision-making capability, transparency and collaboration.


This event is free and 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 which nonprofit organizations on the ground in Haiti are doing what, where, for more efficient coordination and resource distribution, and built and contributed data to multiple mobile phone, open source applications that enable people on the ground to report vital information such as the location of a hospital or a missing person. After each CrisisCamp, volunteers collaborate remotely to strengthen tools. See all of the applications and projects underway at www.CrisisCommons.org.


About CrisisCamp

Founded in March 2009 through an impromptu Tweetup at the Government 2.0 Camp, a small band of idealists and innovators gathered to discuss the idea of a creating a common community through a mash-up of citizen volunteers, crisis response organizations, international humanitarian relief agencies, non-profits and the private sector. Within minutes, the CrisisCamp concept was born to unite communities, seek common ground and cultivate innovation in the use of technology for mobility and efficiency during crisis. Learn more and join the movement at http://www.crisiscommons.org/ 


Silicon Valley Venue

The event is being hosted at Yahoo!'s Sunnyvale HQ in Building C. When arriving on campus, please first check in with the guard shack. The guard will hand you a map and direct you to park on the third floor of the parking garage. In the unlikely event a guard is not there, please hit the call box button and someone will provide you instructions. After parking in the garage, follow the signs to the event. 

 

Schedule

11:45am Registration Opens
12:00pm Lunch Served
12:45pm Introductions and Overview
1:00pm Project breakout planning
1:30pm Begin Work
5:30pm Dinner
9:00pm Wrap-up and next steps
10:00pm Event Ends

 

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Have questions about CrisisCamp Haiti - Silicon Valley? Contact CrisisCamp

When & Where



Yahoo! Sunnyvale Campus
701 1st Avenue
Building C
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)


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CrisisCamp

 

Founded in March 2009 through an impromptu Tweetup at the Government 2.0 Camp, a small band of idealists and innovators gathered to discuss the idea of a creating a common community through a mash-up of citizen volunteers, crisis response organizations, international humanitarian relief agencies, non-profits and the private sector. Within minutes, the CrisisCamp concept was born to unite communities, seek common ground and cultivate innovation in the use of technology for mobility and efficiency during crisis. Learn more and join the movement at http://www.crisiscommons.org/

 

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