CrisisCamp Toronto was created January 2010 to respond to the Haiti earthquake efforts. We joined CrisisCommons - a global volunteer technical community.
CrisisCommons is a global network of volunteers who use creative problem solving and open technologies to help people and communities in times and places of crisis. We seek not only coders, programmers, geospatial and visualization ninjas but collaborative, smart and savvy folks who can lead teams, manage projects, search the internet, translate languages, apply intuitive and universal access interfaces. We embrace innovation and open systems. We believe an idea can change the world
In 2010, our CrisisCamp Toronto Community:
- Organized 5 response events for the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile- January - March 2010
- Joined global volunteers at the CrisisCongress in July 2010
- Facilitated Policy and Planning discussion meetings
- Participated in the Global Marathon for the Pakistan Floods - September 2010
- Held a CrisisCamp Day of Learning - September 2010
- Shared our story at Podcamp, the Canadian Red Cross Provincial Emergency Management Conference, and at the TechSoup, Toronto Girl Geek Dinners and Ignite Toronto events.
- Organized Canada's first Random Hacks of Kindness in December 2010
- Contributed content to the successful CrisisCommons Sloan Foundation Grant
- Became core members of the global CrisisCommons team working groups
- Reflect on 1 year after the Haiti Earthquake
- Discuss the York University, Disaster and Emergency Management Seminar: "The Haiti Earthquake of January 2010, Lessons Learnt"
- Help us plan events, projects and training for CrisisCamp Toronto for 2011
- Build plans for the Crisiscamp.ca movement.
Where: Mick E. Fynn's 45 Carlton Street
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2011: 19:00 ET - 22:00 ET
Questions? Contact heather at textontechs dot com
What to bring:
Your inspired ideas, drink/food money and a laptop.
CrisisCamp Toronto Team
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