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This past weekend, a powerful tropical cyclone struck the Philippines. Damage is still being assessed, but casualties are expected to be high.
This Saturday (11/16) we will gather at the 1776 coworking space to map,write code, and take part in any other remote activities that we can to support the ongoing response efforts in the Philippines. This event is free and open to the public. You don't have to be technical to volunteer time. Also, you may show up at anytime during the day for as long as you wish - although obviously we will get the most done with the most people there.
I'm not a [developer, GIS professional, subject matter expert, etc]! Can I still help?
You don't have to have any specialized technical or subject matter expertise to help. While there will be more technical work to be done, there will also be opportunities for anyone with a laptop and a willingness to learn to assist.
It's not yet certain exactly what tasks CrisisCampers will be working on, but to get a sense of some of the work that needs to happen, take a look at blog posts from the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, the Digital Humanitarian Network, and the HOT Tasking Manager. We will have people on hand who will help new contributors to OpenStreetMap get started.
CrisisCamp will bring together domain experts, developers, and first responders around improving technology and practice for humanitarian crisis management and disaster relief.
Each and every day, people across the world can find themselves in crisis. Whether it be for a day, a month or an area of social distress, we all have a common need to connect with loved ones, access information and offer assistance to others.
CrisisCamps are hosted in a barcamp style where great minds come together to share their knowledge and expertise for social good.
Thank you to 1776 for providing us with the space to meet!
Thank you to Forum One Communications for providing the group with lunch!