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Open Humanitarian Initiative Code Sprint

Geeks Without Bounds

Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Friday, September 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM (CDT)

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Birmingham, England Ended Free  
Washington, DC Ended Free  
Remote via Humanitarian Toolbox Ended Free  

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Purpose of OHI 
While data is generated during post-disaster humanitarian efforts, it is rarely shared between organizations.  The Open Humanitarian Initiative is a technology incubator and accelorator that will enable the sharing of data across various platforms by engaging NGO's, tech companies and academics.  Learn more at:

Purpose of Code Sprint
Experts with mapping and data tools will be joining forces Sept 9-13 in Birmingham, England; Arlington, VA; and remotely via the Humanitarian Toolbox. We'll be working with a scenario to see how data moves from one group to another and using the dedicated work time to create novel ways for spice data to flow. 

Should I Attend?
We are creating an event with tangible outputs.  Real work will be done with a sense of urgency. If you want to participate in such a thing, bring a laptop and your brains. OHI and our event sponsors: ESRI, Splunk, and Aston University will provide food; and the OHI team will faciliate the event.  If you work on mapping, data structures, humanitarian assisted disaster relief, design, etc this is the event for you.

3 Ways to Participate

Birmingham, England

Already in England for Maptember? Join us in Birmingham at Aston University. [Map]

Hours: 10a to 7p each day from Sept 9th to 13th

Washington, DC
On the East Coast? Come to the ESRI Headquarters near Washington, DC. 

8615 Westwood Center Dr, Vienna, VA 22182.  Here are the office locations and details:

Here is a kayak search for hotels near the venue:,VA-c10236/2013-09-09/2013-09-12.  If you're looking for the most convenient, this Marriott is next door:

If you are flying in, you’ll want to use the Dulles Airport.  A fare from the airport should be around $30.  

Hours: We will be working daily from 9am to 5pm, though we expect- and are looking forward to informal work, discussions and socializing in the evenings.

Remotely via Humanitarian Toolbox
Not in England nor the East Coast? We still want your brains! Help out by joining IRC freenode room #OHIcodesprint and github repo

Want a live event closer to home? Hit up willow at gwob dot org and we will rejoice in helping you organize.

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Have questions about Open Humanitarian Initiative Code Sprint? Contact Geeks Without Bounds


Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Friday, September 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM (CDT)

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Geeks Without Bounds

Geeks Without Bounds is an accelerator for humanitarian projects. We take teams through a six month mentorship cycle to bring good intentions to a state of deployment in humanitarian or disaster response.

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