Gp technologybuilds july2011


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Overview of UN Global Pulse technology work. Given at Relief 11, Camp Roberts, 2011.

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Gp technologybuilds july2011

  1. 1. UN Global Pulse: Technology builds Sara-Jayne Farmer. Relief11, August 2011
  2. 2. <ul>Toolset </ul><ul><li>Hunchworks
  3. 3. Small tools (real-time monitoring etc)
  4. 4. Toolbag </li></ul><ul>Collaboration platform </ul><ul><li>Federated platform network
  5. 5. User management
  6. 6. Data and tool repositories </li></ul><ul>Innovation labs (technology) </ul><ul><li>Technology localisation
  7. 7. Tech innovations
  8. 8. Technologist’s cookbook </li></ul><ul>Communities </ul><ul><li>Local tech communities
  9. 9. Innovations community management </li></ul><ul>Proof of concept: Oliver: </ul><ul><li>look up datasources
  10. 10. look up and use tools
  11. 11. connect to analysts in New York and Uganda labs
  12. 12. look up tools and datasources in the crisis toolkit </li></ul><ul>Hunchworks : </ul><ul><li>navigate the HunchWorks interface, and see example “hunches” in it
  13. 13. add hunches to HunchWorks
  14. 14. Add comments to hunches
  15. 15. Share evidence with hunches </li></ul><ul>Toolbag : </ul><ul><li>Not this time. </li></ul><ul>GP Tech Deliverables </ul>
  16. 16. <ul>July 2011 </ul><ul><li>Some clean UN datasets
  17. 17. Hunchworks1 build
  18. 18. Oliver2 build
  19. 19. Website build </li></ul><ul>August 2011 </ul><ul><li>Oliver2 build </li></ul><ul>Sept 2011 </ul><ul><li>Demo to GA: Hunchworks and Oliver </li></ul><ul>Oct 2011 </ul><ul><li>Slack </li></ul><ul>Nov 2011 </ul><ul><li>Demo to G20: no tech content needed
  20. 20. Contest announcement </li></ul><ul>Dec 2011 </ul><ul><li>Rhok 4.0 </li></ul><ul>Jan 2012 </ul><ul><li>Slack </li></ul><ul>Feb 2012 </ul><ul><li>Contest go-live
  21. 21. Private sector data available </li></ul><ul>2012 </ul><ul><li>Start Blue Hacks
  22. 22. Start platform build </li></ul><ul>GP Tech Timeline </ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Detect  when vulnerable populations are being impacted by global shocks </li></ul><ul><li>Understand  coping strategies – both positive and negative – that affected communities are adopting </li></ul><ul><li>Share hypotheses, alerts and key information with regional partners </li></ul><ul><li>Respond  with better policy interventions sooner than possible today </li></ul>Analysis: close the vulnerability information gap
  24. 24. <ul><li>Open standards, open APIs, open source </li></ul><ul><li>Access data and tool repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with team, share hunches with social network </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate with existing tools for data aggregation, analysis, visualization, mapping, alerting… </li></ul>Oliver: collaboration platform
  25. 25. <ul><li>Establish ground truth quickly when crises unfold </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage global network of field staff </li></ul><ul><li>Add capacity : engage and extend external networks of experts </li></ul><ul><li>Share knowledge : porous membranes within/beyond the UN </li></ul><ul><li>Combine local knowledge, wider analytical expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Coherent picture from fragmented evidence, distributed teams </li></ul>Hunchworks: hypothesis collaboration tool
  26. 26. Shunt: toolkit <ul><li>Data preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Big data </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics and modelling </li></ul><ul><li>Visualisation </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Innovations management </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolios of needs </li></ul><ul><li>Lifecycles for ideas </li></ul>Blue Hacks: open source community
  28. 28. <ul><li>Hire bright local team </li></ul><ul><li>Identify local gaps and opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Design, develop and test solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Train team to drive innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstream their approaches </li></ul>PulseLabs: Country-level innovation labs
  29. 29. <ul><li>Github: </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @unglobalpulse </li></ul><ul><li>Irc: #hunchworks </li></ul>Global Pulse Community Sites
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