Friday, March 26, 2010 at 5:30 PM - Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 4:00 PM (PDT)
Where are we now? - technology and disaster response in Silicon Valley
CrisisCampSiliconValley will be hosted by Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley in the NASA Ames Research Park, Moffett Field, California from March 26th through 28th, 2010, as part of the Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Disaster Management Initiative (http://sv.cmu.edu/dmi). CrisisCampSiliconValley will be a goal-oriented bar-camp - bring your demos/data and be ready to communicate. CrisisCamps bring together domain experts, developers and first responders around improving technology and practice for humanitarian crisis; CrisisCampSiliconValley will focus on the Bay Area and beyond. 6 prizes for further development of technology and collaboration (e.g., prototype testing, funding roadmaps) will be awarded (see below).
We'll start off with a kick-off reception with refreshments, posters and demos from 5.30pm-7pm on Friday March 26th. Bar-camp-style rapid-fire project descriptions and needs will begin on Friday night after the reception ending at 10pm, and then the real work starts on Saturday at 8am, with an afternoon break for daylight demos, and last all night with prizes on Sunday afternoon, wrapping up at 4pm. Email us if you are interested in providing a demo during the Friday reception.
This event is free and open to the public. Sign-up quickly, because attendance may be capped.
NOTE: A valid government-issued picture ID (e.g., drivers license or passport) is required to get onto the NASA Ames Research Park, where the event will be held. If you are coming by taxi or limo, the driver must have a valid government-issued picture.
From Both North and Southbound Highway 101: Take Moffett Blvd exit, right turn to get to the Main Gate.
From Highway 85: Take Moffett Blvd exit, right turn at light to get to Main Gate (you will drive over 101 overpass).
Make sure to bring a valid driver’s license to get past the Main Gate.
From the Main Gate:
- continue straight on Clark Road
- make a slight right on S. Akron Road
- continue straight through McCord and Severyns Ave., until you hit the signs for the parking lot on your right. Building three is east of the parking lot on Severyns Ave.
The following prizes will awarded for excellent CrisisCampSiliconValley projects based on merit and potential benefit of the prize to the project:
Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley has made arrangements with NASA Ames Research Center to collaborate on three prizes for exceptional projects:
- For an exceptional concept-stage project, Chief Robert Dolci and Dr. Martin Griss will convene a panel of subject matter experts relevant to the winning concept to provide value-added feedback for further development.
- For an exceptional prototype or near-prototype stage project, Chief Dolci will arrange for a team of highly qualified emergency responders and the use of the NASA DART Collapsed Structure Rescue Training Site to demonstrate proof-of-concept of the project.
- For CrisisCampSiliconValley participants interested in participating in DART’s annual 6-day Collapsed Structure Rescue Class, which will be held the last week of April 2010, two individuals will be selected based on the merits of their proposed projects. (http://dart.arc.nasa.gov/Rescue/CSRC.html#overview). This invitation-only high-level training course for emergency responders is an ideal setting for technologists to observe advanced emergency response training and operations. For the awardees, hands-on participation in training activities could occur based on the desires of the participant and discretion of the lead instructor. NASA Ames DART will provide personal protective equipment, and Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley will fund on-campus housing and meals for the 6-day course. Participants will provide appropriate clothing and steel-toed boots.
- The first 20 entries to submit accepted position papers or proposals for a Mobile Broadband 4G Crisis application will get a free 4G WiMAX USB modem w/ Innovation Network service and an exclusive T-Shirt from Clearwire. These will be made available as soon as the paper is accepted. (Template at :http://www.cmu.edu/silicon-valley/dmi/workshop/position-paper-template.pdf. Email completed papers to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Up to 3 CrisisCampSiliconValley teams with demonstrable Mobile Broadband 4G Crisis applications will get an exclusive invitation to participate in a showcase at the June 15 4G WiMAX symposium in Palo Alto to demonstrate their concept and be recognized by a panel of business leaders.
- The CrisisCampSiliconValley finalist team that demonstrates the most outstanding Crisis management breakthrough using 4G WiMAX technology will get 2 days of lab time in the Clearwire corporate labs w/ support and assistance from our engineering team along with up to $500 of travel expenses.
Tour: 1pm DART tour SOLD OUT - NEW - 11am ticket opened.
Robert Dolci invites you on a special NASA DART tour that will be offered during CrisisCampSiliconValley on Saturday, March 27 at 11am (1PM is SOLD OUT).
The tour is free of charge and open to the public. Only 40 seats are available for the 1pm tour, so sign up quickly! NOTE: For safety, do not wear open-toed shoes for the tour.
Robert Dolci is the Protective Services Division Chief for NASA-Ames Research Center at Moffett Field. Robert also serves as Chief of NASA’s Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART), which plays a key role relative to this country’s National Response Framework. The special NASA DART tour will include specifics on how DART’s Emergency Responder Training and Technology Test-bed Facility is used to train advanced rescue specialist and other emergency responders and how it is used in the development of technologies for emergency responders. More information about DART’s Emergency Responder Training and Technology Test-bed Facility can be found at: http://dart.arc.nasa.gov/Train_Facilities/facilities.html#breach
If you need lodging during the camp, basic dormitory-style rooms are offered at the NASA Dormitories (Building 583), right next to CrisisCampSiliconValley for $45/night. No phone or amenities are in the rooms. Call 650-603-7100 to reserve / guarantee your room with a credit card. NOTE: Check-in is in Building 19. http://naccenter.arc.nasa.gov/lodging.html
Looking for In-kind food donations!
We are looking for in-kind food donations to feed all the hungry volunteers, so if you know of a restaurant nearby that may like to support local disaster management volunteer efforts, please let me know and we can provide them with a solicitation letter which has the appropriate information. (Contact email@example.com)
Wanna participate now?
- Contact us about your demos
- Send us your power-points for rapid-fire project/need descriptions
- Share disaster response/emergency management experiences
- Sponsor the event
- Submit white papers/discussion topics (Template at :http://www.cmu.edu/silicon-valley/dmi/workshop/position-paper-template.pdf. Email completed papers to firstname.lastname@example.org)
For event questions and sponsorship, please contact Jeannie Stamberger at email@example.com.
For questions on logistics and shipping please contact Stacy Marshall, Events and Recruitment Assistant at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley firstname.lastname@example.org +1650/335-2852.
Press inquiries, please contact Sylvia Leong, Director of External Relations and Admissions, email@example.com, +1650/335-2808.
When & Where
Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley