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Overview of UN Global Pulse technology plans, given to Relief11 at Camp Roberts, 2011.

Overview of UN Global Pulse technology plans, given to Relief11 at Camp Roberts, 2011.



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