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SahanaCamp NYC

Sahana Software Foundation

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 8:30 AM - Friday, May 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

SahanaCamp NYC

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FULL SAHANACAMP PROGRAM   more info Ended Free  

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Announcing SahanaCampNYC May22-25, 2012

The Sahana Software Foundation’s SahanaCampNYC will be held from May 22-25 in New York City at the Salvation Army of Greater New York’s Regional Headquarters on 14th Street.  SahanaCampNYC is a free four-day program designed to provide individuals and organizations with an understanding of the needs for managing information in response to disasters paired with a practical technical workshop to provide instruction in how Sahana software can be deployed within and across organizations.

SahanaCamp™ is a program of the Sahana Software Foundation's Deployment and Training Program.  The main goal of the SahanaCamp™ program is to quick-start deployments of Sahana software while building a local support community for local or national emergency and disaster response organizations.  

The SahanaCampNYC Program

We have planned a diverse program for SahanaCampNYC in order to provide a variety of experiences for attendees to work with Sahana software from both a user and a technical perspective and to appropriately target the needs of local jurisdictions and organizations.  

Day One: Sahana Software Solutions

The Sahana Software Solutions program provide a general introduction to the work of the Sahana Software Foundation and demonstrates a number of different solutions with Sahana software.  The day-long program will feature a disaster simulation to allow participants the experience of using Sahana software contextually, working sessions to address some of the challenges of implementing technology solutions for Emergency Management, discussions on how Sahana software might be applied by attending organizations, and breakout sessions to begin the process of requirements gathering for organizations.  This session is aimed at a general audience including: Emergency Managers, Volunteer Managers, IT Professionals, Technology Consultants, Computer Programmers, Academics and Students.

Day Two:  Deploying Sahana Software

This more technical program provides technology managers and technical staff from jurisdictions and organizations interested in deploying Sahana software with training as to the requirements and configurations to successfully install and deploy Sahana software within an organization.  The morning will focus on the Sahana Emergency Management System distributed to local jurisdictions by the Regional Catastrophic Planning Team based on the Sahana Mayon and Sahana Kilauea products and developed by the City of New York’s Office of Emergency Management.  This software is freely available for other organizations to deploy from the Sahana Software Foundation.  The afternoon will focus on the Sahana Eden Open Source Emergency Management Platform, which is being deployed by the International Federation of the Red Cross as well as the American Red Cross, several CERT chapters, VOAD groups and the City of Los Angeles.

Days Three and Four: Developing Solutions with Sahana Eden

SahanaCamp NYC concludes with two days of technical training in Sahana Eden.  In this session we will show participants how they can develop their own solutions using the Sahana Eden.  We will help participants set up their own development environment and participants will get hands on experience in how Sahana Eden can be easily customized through its Rapid Application Framework to provide functionality for: automatic CRUD form generation, mapping, SMS messaging, data import and export, and multi-language support.  Time permitting, participants may begin to work on developing solutions for the requirements identified in Day One of the program.  Participants of this session should plan to attend the first two days of the program as well and should bring a laptop computer.  This session is aimed at a more technical audience with some experience in computer programming.

Audience & Attendance

The typical audience of a SahanaCamp includes local and national government, charitable/voluntary non-governmental organizations, educational, academic and research institutions, emergency management professionals, open source software developers and the private sector interested in technology solutions for the challenges of disaster information management.  The Sahana Software Foundation strives to make a SahanaCampfree for participants and is open to anyone to attend within the space limitations of the site.  Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a few slots reserved for a waiting list to help us ensure a diversity of participation.

Registration Information:

Space at SahanaCampNYC is limited to 50 persons during the Day One program and 30 for the technical sessions on Days Two-Four.  


Please note that there are four ticket types. Please select the one appropriate for the day(s) you will be able to attend. Only Day One is a non-technical program targeted at a broad audience of users, developers, managers and stakeholders. Days Two-Four are increasingly technical. If you plan to attend all four days, do not register for the individual Day tickets - just a single "Full SahanaCamp Program" ticket is sufficient. We highly recommend that developers attend all four days as we will be using requirements gathered during the first day as content for the technical workshop. Attendees to the Sahana Eden technical workshops should bring their laptop computer, a broadband device (if possible), and have pre-installed a developer's environment following the instructions on our wiki.
Have questions about SahanaCamp NYC? Contact Sahana Software Foundation

When & Where

Salvation Army
120 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 8:30 AM - Friday, May 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Sahana Software Foundation

The Sahana Software Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of saving lives by providing information management solutions that enable organizations and communities to better prepare for and respond to disasters. We develop free and open source software and provide services that help solve concrete problems and bring efficiencies to disaster response coordination between governments, aid organizations, civil society and the victims themselves.

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