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Humanitarian FOSS Project Overview

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The following short slide deck is an overview of the Humanitarian FOSS project.

The following short slide deck is an overview of the Humanitarian FOSS project.

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  • 1. Humanitarian FOSS Project Overview Ralph Morelli and Trishan R. de Lanerolle Trinity College {ralph.morelli, trishan.delanerolle}@trincoll.edu May 27 th , 2010
  • 2.
    • The Humanitarian FOSS Project
    • www.hfoss.org
    Slide: The Humanitarian-FOSS Project © 2010 HFOSS Overview (Fall 2010)
  • 3. Educational Motivation
    • David Patterson (ACM) Nov. 2005, (post Katrina): Let’s help our neighbors!
    • David Patterson (ACM) Mar. 2006:
    • Join the open-source movement!
    • Our Question:
    • Will students building software for the community help revitalize computing education?
    Slide: The Humanitarian-FOSS Project © 2010 HFOSS Overview (Fall 2010)
  • 4. NSF/CPATH Grants
    • NSF CPATH Grants: 496K (07-09), 798K (09-11).
    • Collaborators: Trinity, Conn, Wesleyan (TCW).
    • Activities:
      • TCW video conference courses.
      • HFOSS Certificate program
      • Summer internship program 2008/9/10.
      • Community Building: HFOSS Chapter Initiative.
      • Annual National symposium on computing curriculum.
    • 135+ students, 7 colleges, 8 new courses.
    Slide: The Humanitarian-FOSS Project © 2010 HFOSS Overview (Fall 2010)
  • 5. Portable/Sustainable Partnership Slide: The Humanitarian-FOSS Project © 2010 HFOSS Overview (Fall 2010) The Humanitarian HFOSS Project Computing Departments
    • Teach computing
    • Build FOSS
    • Gain skills and opportunities
    IT Corporations
    • Host interns
    • Fund and advertise
    • Volunteer expertise
    • Recruit students
    Humanitarian Community
    • Acquire software.
    • Host interns
    • Teach volunteerism
  • 6. Community Building Slide: The Humanitarian-FOSS Project © 2010 HFOSS Overview (Fall 2010) Our Website: http://www.hfoss.org
  • 7. Free and Open Source Software
    • Open, transparent, peer-based software development.
    • “ Free” as in “free speech” not “free beer”.
    • Distribution must include source code.
    • License must permit derived works. (GPL, Mozilla, MIT etc..)
    • Think Wikipedia for Software!
    Slide: The Humanitarian-FOSS Project © 2010 HFOSS Overview (Fall 2010)
  • 8. Sahana Disaster Management Slide: The Humanitarian-FOSS Project © 2010 HFOSS Overview (Fall 2010)
  • 9. Slide: The Humanitarian-FOSS Project © 2010 HFOSS Overview (Fall 2010) P ortable O pen S earch I dentification T ool
    • Google open source phone platform.
    • Disaster management handset.
    • EMT accident scene support.
    • Scientific field research tool.
  • 10. Collabbit: NYC VOAD Exercise Slide: The Humanitarian-FOSS Project © 2010 HFOSS Overview (Fall 2010)
  • 11. Collabbit: Salvation Army Thanksgiving Day Slide: The Humanitarian-FOSS Project © 2010 HFOSS Overview (Fall 2010)
  • 12. HFOSS Symposium Slide: The Humanitarian-FOSS Project © 2010 HFOSS Overview (Fall 2010) 2009 2010
  • 13. HFOSS Summer Institute Slide: The Humanitarian-FOSS Project © 2010 HFOSS Overview (Fall 2010) 2008 2007 2009
  • 14. Real World Engagement Slide: The Humanitarian-FOSS Project © 2010 HFOSS Overview (Fall 2010) Strong Angel III, San Diego, Aug ‘06 Collabbit at VOAD exercise and in use on Thanksgiving day.’09 Open Mobile Meeting at UNICEF, UN Plaza, Oct’ 09 (HFOSS co-sponsor) RELIEF Exercise at Camp Roberts, CA, Nov’09
  • 15.
    • Thank you!
    Slide: The Humanitarian-FOSS Project © 2010 HFOSS Overview (Fall 2010) Questions? This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. CCF-0722137, CCF-0722134, CCF-0722199, CCF-0939034, CCF-0939097 and CCF-0939022 Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
  • 16. Collabbit: Disaster Coordination Tool Slide: The Humanitarian-FOSS Project © 2010 HFOSS Overview (Fall 2010)
  • 17. Skills Harnessed Slide: The Humanitarian-FOSS Project © 2010 HFOSS Overview (Fall 2010) Research Communications Software Development Project Management Analysis Writing Collaboration

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