Calling all programmers, developers, techies, geeks, civilians, and bleeding hearts to come together and help create technological solutions designed to aid crisis workers on the ground in Haiti. Plans are developing quickly and there will be much more information up soon.
As it stands, we'll be convening Saturday, January 16, at the Open Media Foundation in Denver (700 Kalamath St, 80204). Snacks and beverages will be provided to keep us going, but please bring your own as well.
Other groups will be meeting nationwide to work on similar efforts. The group in DC will be working on the following:
- Base layer map for Port Au Prince: This project would create a new collection of imagery and a new base map for NGOs and relief agencies. Post available imagery to share with the public for open source applications.
- Family locator systems: Uniting efforts of interested technologists, developers and communications experts to provide technical assistance.
- Tech Volunteer Skill Matrix/Volunteers: Create a role of volunteer as well as
- Managing News Aggregator: Provide content channel management to coordinate data feeds
- Defining the Collective: Create what we are and why we are doing this. Coordinate and post historical timeline/archive for the CrisisCamp efforts.
We are going to align our efforts with theirs and should have some projects outlined shortly. Stay tuned, and drop a line if you have any questions.
When & Where
CrisisCamp will be hosted in a barcamp style where
great minds come together to share their knowledge, perspectives and
lessons learned. We realized that not everyone today can travel to
Washington D.C., that is why we hope to be able to offer an ability for
those (especially overseas) to be able to conduct a camp session. We
also will be open to hearing questions and participations through Twitter @crisiscamp or tag your thoughts at #crisiscamp