Sahana Eden   NYC Python Meetup - July 9, 2013
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  • Sahana Eden Humanitarian Open Source Platform for Disaster Information Management NYC Python Meetup July 9, 2013
  • Sahana Software Foundation ● 501(c)(3) non-profit organization ● Support development of Sahana Open Source Software projects: Eden (Python) and Agasti (PHP) ● Manages a global community of volunteers ● Provide customization, implementation and support services for public sector (government) and other humanitarian organizations.
  • Sahana Eden: Emergency Development Environment Python & Web2Py, Javascript ● Code: ● Blueprints: ● Sandy Relief: ○ http://eden.sahanafoundation. org/wiki/Deployments/Sandy/Occupy ○ http://eden.sahanafoundation. org/wiki/BluePrint/OccupyProjects ● Getting Started: http://eden.sahanafoundation. org/wiki/Contribute/Code ● The Book:
  • The Historic Trigger: 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake & Tsunami ● At least 226,000 dead ● Up to 5 million people lost their homes, or access to food and water ● 1 million people left without a means to make a living ● At least $7.5 billion in the cost of damages “Facts and Figures: Asian Tsunami Disaster” New Scientist, 20 January 2005
  • Sahana first deployed for Sri Lanka tsunami response
  • Disaster Experience ● 2012: Hurricane Sandy, Chile Wildfires ● 2011: Joplin Tornado, Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami, Christchurch Earthquake, Colombia Floods ● 2010: Venezuela Floods, Veracruz Hurricane, Pakistan Floods, Chile Earthquake, Haiti Earthquake ● 2008: Chengdu-Sitzuan Earthquake, Cyclone Nargis (Myanmar), Bihar Flooding (India) ● 2007: Ica Earthquake (Peru), Cyclone Sidr ● 2006: Yogjakarta Earthquake, ● 2005: Philippine Landslides, Kashmir Earthquake ● 2004: Indian Ocean Earthquake & Tsunami
  • Users ● Red Cross ● County of Los Angeles ● City of New York ● UN World Food Programme ● UN OCHA ● Asia Disaster Preparedness Center ● Philippines Government: DSWD ● Nepal Government: DHM ● Portugal, India, Japan, Taiwan, ● Chile, Colombia, Mexico
  • Aftermath of Disasters Challenges of Coordination, Managing Requests and Tracking Information
  • How Can Technology Help?
  • Systems can help…
  • Hurricane Sandy Response
  • Requests… Meals, Supplies, Volunteers
  • Human Impact
  • Sandy Relief Site
  • Current Needs for NYC LRTOs ● Front-End User Interface for Configuring System ● UI for building forms ● Enhancements to mapping system (Openlayers based/PostgreSQL) ● Volunteer Management Module enhancements ● More robust built-in CMS
  • Get Involved! Website: Sahana Eden wiki: Mailing Lists: IRC: #sahana-eden or #sahana on freenode Contact: @sahanafoss