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SahanaTW Hsiaojan Liu Acadamic Sinica, Taiwan
Morakot Awakened Taiwan <ul><li>Typhoon Morakot hit TW on Aug 8, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Existing response systems were ove...
Morakot Awakened Taiwan <ul><li>Several local developers set up various situation/alert systems from scratch and got lots ...
No space for SahanaTW <ul><li>The first line people were too intensely  nervous to know Sahanatw </li></ul><ul><li>Paper w...
Task of SahanaTW Team <ul><li>Localization-translation and modification </li></ul><ul><li>- ID number is unique  </li></ul...
We are on the road <ul><li>SahanaTW conference for 200 people will be hold on July,30 which is supported by III </li></ul>...
Challenges <ul><li>For government, adding budget is  usually  the first response  after a  disaster </li></ul><ul><li>With...
Opportunities <ul><li>Some small NPOs would like to try SahanaTW as a daily operation tool </li></ul><ul><li>Key persons f...
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  1. 1. SahanaTW Hsiaojan Liu Acadamic Sinica, Taiwan
  2. 2. Morakot Awakened Taiwan <ul><li>Typhoon Morakot hit TW on Aug 8, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Existing response systems were overloaded </li></ul><ul><li>One user mentioned about Sahana on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Hsiao built Sahana on 11th, Aug then called up several volunteers to do translation with some helps from the simplified-chinese PO file </li></ul><ul><li>IBM Taiwan also contributed to the translation work before they demonstrated Sahana to National Fire Agency </li></ul>
  3. 3. Morakot Awakened Taiwan <ul><li>Several local developers set up various situation/alert systems from scratch and got lots of response soon </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor Billy Pan worked on a situation map based on Google API and was supported by google day after </li></ul><ul><li>Billy invited users to report situations via twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Above are the pioneer of digital response </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/PowerOp/status/3225129782 http://twitter.com/chsiao/status/3227294692 </li></ul>
  4. 4. No space for SahanaTW <ul><li>The first line people were too intensely nervous to know Sahanatw </li></ul><ul><li>Paper work and spreadsheet are the disaster management tool between shelters and local government </li></ul><ul><li>IT volunteers from Sinica became workers for sorting documents </li></ul>
  5. 5. Task of SahanaTW Team <ul><li>Localization-translation and modification </li></ul><ul><li>- ID number is unique </li></ul><ul><li>- search for big5 </li></ul><ul><li>- MPM and DVM share the same db </li></ul><ul><li>- fix RAC for openID </li></ul><ul><li>- add/edit closure report in VM </li></ul><ul><li>- unit the layout and GIS edit functionality for ORM, SRM, IM </li></ul><ul><li>http://github.com/kiang/sahana-tw/issues </li></ul><ul><li>- Collect spec based on the information from interview for npo involved Morakot </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion SahanaTW as a tool for daily operation with NPO </li></ul><ul><li>Fund for advanced modification and big promotion </li></ul>
  6. 6. We are on the road <ul><li>SahanaTW conference for 200 people will be hold on July,30 which is supported by III </li></ul><ul><li>Modification for PHP is almost done </li></ul><ul><li>Combination with PHP and PY (mapping, hospital, messaging) is on the way and expected to be done by Oct. </li></ul><ul><li>Migration from php to py is a plan for 2011 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Challenges <ul><li>For government, adding budget is usually the first response after a disaster </li></ul><ul><li>With mandate budget to execute, “free” is usually not the top priority for government </li></ul><ul><li>Biz giants provide expensive one-stop solution for the public sectors being the common practice in Taiwan </li></ul><ul><li>Most users for SahanaTW are non-programmers </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profit orgs are picky for software, both UI and functionalities </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of IT is still an issue for people in npo </li></ul>
  8. 8. Opportunities <ul><li>Some small NPOs would like to try SahanaTW as a daily operation tool </li></ul><ul><li>Key persons from gov will join the conference on 7/30 and in-person meeting with government official has arranged </li></ul><ul><li>Connected to Sahana Foundation and get supports </li></ul>
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