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  • Instructions to use the twitter bot: LOCATION * MESSAGE * TAGS Location= Phnom Penh, Cambodia" or LAT * LONG (where Lat as 12.34567 is taken to be decimal format and 12.34.56.78 is DMSd (always in WGS84) if you have Twitter: - on your cell phone or via your client send "Follow Ted08“ ==> this will make you follow ted08 and the bot will promptly be kind enough to follow you, and send you a greeting message with instructions for the format After that you can send direct messages with the following formats LOCATION * MESSAGE * TAGS Location= "Phnom Penh, Cambodia" or LAT * LONG (where Lat as 12.34567 is taken to be decimal format and 12.34.56.78 is DMSd (always in WGS84) D Ted08 San Diego, California * Hello world! * tag1 tag2 tag3 --> cityname, message and 3 tags D Ted08 37.2568 * -122.123 * Please help * tag1 tag2 tag3 --> latlong, message and 3 tags D Ted08 37.2568 * -122.123 * Please help --> no tags
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    • 1. … that you will help build a global system to detect each new disease or disaster as quickly as it emerges…
    • 2. InSTEDD Overview
      • Public launch in January 2008.
      • 501(3)c non-profit based in Palo Alto, CA
      • Initial funding from Google.org, now funded by Rockefeller Foundation, John Doerr, and others.
      • Iterative design-centric development culture
      • Functions as an “innovation lab” for developing novel approaches to challenges in the field.
    • 3. From a faint signal to collective action Merge & Analyze Media Journals ICS Operations Collective understanding Event Characterization Response initiation Realtime feedback Immediate analysis & Decision making capacity Peer- to –peer information sharing and collaboration Informed collective action Realtime feedback and coordination Proactive education & preparation
    • 4. A few of the challenges…
    • 5. Laptop from LTC Susanna Roughton, RAMC Physician-Epidemiologist British Royal Army Az Zubair, Iraq - 2003 Our environments are harsh . Tough environments drive innovation.
    • 6. Platform Development Strategy Innovate only where we must
      • Gather requirements in the field.
      • Solicit ideas from a wide audience.
      • Repurpose existing tools with potential for humanitarian use.
      • Partner with key public and private sector organizations.
      • Build wherever gaps remain.
      • Integrate into the InSTEDD Platform.
      • Iterate…
      Agile Development Process
    • 7. InSTEDD Field Lab Participatory ethnography meets natural selection
      • Humanitarian field practitioners work in extreme conditions.
      • Our tools have to work where they work.
      • So…we go to the field.
      We learn by failing fast and failing often. In the end, we hope our tools will be more reliable, easier to use, and closer to what is needed.
    • 8. Steung Treng Province, northern Cambodia February 2008 If I can make it here…
    • 9. Mesh4x: Applications and Libraries for a Diverse Ecosystem
      • Open source implementation of FeedSync architecture, an open spec for data meshes
      • Synchronize between applications and devices
      • Work online or offline.
      • Redundant, standards-based, socially neutral
      • Currently in Java and C#
      • Latest adapters: Hibernate, KML. More on the way.
      • HTTP Sync Service at http://sync.instedd.org .
      • Hosted on Google Code, see http://mesh4x.org
    • 10. Cyclone Nargis Response
      • Virtual instance of Sahana hosted at https://sahana.instedd.org
      • Currently coordinating localization into Burmese. 98% complete.
      • Have accelerated release schedule for GeoChat and KML sync service, based on requests from users in the region.

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