Become a Digital Humanitarian

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Open source software has spread all around the world. There is a specific subset of this movement known as Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS). HFOSS software isn’t always different …

Open source software has spread all around the world. There is a specific subset of this movement known as Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS). HFOSS software isn’t always different from regular FOSS, often the very same tools are modified or utilized in new ways for humanitarian efforts. Sometimes software written for one purpose is remixed in ways that save lives, help governments respond to a disaster more quickly or even prevent the impact of a crisis from being as great. Today there are a variety of organizations and individuals that do this to help other people.

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Ushahidi.com

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  • Heather Leson Become a Digital Humanitarian http://www.oscon.com/oscon2013/public/schedule/detail/29402 OSCON July 24, 2013
  • greatlakecommonsmap.org http://www.qiantangriver.org/
  • https://syriatracker.crowdmap.com/main 70, 108 tracked killing between March 2011 and June 2013 - https://syriatracker.crowdmap.com/reports/view/3473
  • harassmap.org
  • http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/ewa-partum-11244 Photo by Heather Leson Data Science for Social Goo d Summer Fellowship - http://www.slideshare.net/Ushahidi/dssg-ushahidi-presentation-external-ju ly-11-24341429 http://blog.ushahidi.com/2013/07/18/big-data-small-data-and-you/
  • What are the parts? Use all the communication channels that are familiar to the community. Is SMS possible? Is radio outreach better? Will there be internet connectivity? What is your plan if there is not? This deployment made sure that all the NGOs were trained and that the local community was involved. It is election storytelling. argentinavota.org
  • How to report: http://www.cic.mx/tehuan/ (map is no longer active)
  • http://uchaguzi.co.ke / http://blog.ushahidi. com/2013/03/07/when-your-community-changes-you/
  • Drop me a line - [email_address] [email_address] ushahidi.com textontechs.com Some Resources: http://www.ushahidi.com/ https://wiki.ushahidi.com / https://wiki.ushahidi.com/display/WIKI/Contact+Us CBC interviews: http://textontechs.com/2013/02/cbc-spark-interview-crisismapping-ushahidi-and-canada/ Join some groups : Ushahidi: https://wiki.ushahidi.com/display/WIKI/Getting+Involved Jonathan Kalan - [email_address]

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  • 1. Heather Leson hleson@ushahidi.com University of Toronto Order and Disorder: Problems and Solutions February 14, 2013 Become a Digital Humanitarian with Ushahidi OSCON July 24, 2013 Heather Leson
  • 2. What is Ushahidi?
  • 3. Ewa Partum, Tate Modern
  • 4. [How]
  • 5. [When, Where]
  • 6. wiki.ushahidi.com @ushahidi @heatherlesonPhoto by Jonathan Kalan