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  • 1. Crisis Commons
    Harnessing Volunteer Technology Communities to Drive Capacity and Innovation in Crisis Response and Global Development
    Monika Adamczyk
    Crisis Commons / CrisisCamp Boston
  • 2. About Speaker
    Independent IT Consultant – 10+ years of experience in software design and development, architecture and project mgmt
    Crisis Commons member and CrisisCamp Boston City Lead
    Organizer of Massachusetts Google Technology User Group
  • 3. Crisis Commons is a global network of volunteers who use creative problem solving and open technologies to help people and communities in times and places of crisis.
    Crisis Commons members organize response events called CrisisCamps.
    What is CrisisCommons?
  • 4. From Idea to Community
    The Beginning
    Immediate Results
    Founders met at 2009 Transparency Camp
    Proposed the idea of Gov 2.0 Camp
    90 days later 200 people participated from MIT Media labs, GWU, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, UN, Homeland Security, World Bank, GeoCommons, Sahana, Ushahidi
    Ignite Session at World Bank – Beginning of Interest in Building VTC Collaboration Capacity
    June 2009 – CrisisCamp Washington DC
    November 2009– Google, Yahoo and Microsoft dedicated to work together to form Random Hack of Kindness (RHOK)
  • 5. CrisisCamp Haiti
    90 Days - 50 Events, 10 Countries, +2000 volunteers
    Hundreds of thousands of dollars of volunteer labor
    New communities emerged
    Subsequent community response to Chile, Oil Spill, Pakistan Floods
  • 6. CrisisCamp HaitiBoston
    January 23rd, 2010 – 1st CrisisCamp attended by approx 140 volunteers (one of the largest camps)
    Projects: Haiti Voice Needs, Open Tweet Feed, Tweak the Tweet, UN RSS Feed and Aggregator
    Dedicated team sent to Tufts University Fletcher School to work on Ushahidi Automation Tools
    Feb 13 during - 2nd Boston CrisisCamp approx 40 volunteers continued working on incomplete projects
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  • 11. Building Partnerships
    Non-Governmental Organizations
    Crisis Response Organizations
    Volunteer Technical Communities
    Private Sector
    Craig Fugate, Administrator FEMA
    CrisisCongress, July 2010
  • 12. Crisis Commons – Global 2011 and on
    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation granted the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies and Crisis Commons a 2-year research grant
    • Engagement: strategy
    • 13. Engagement: community engagement
    • 14. Research and innovation
  • CrisisCamp Boston Now
    December 2010: RHOK #2 Boston run at Boston University
    February 12-13th, 2011: NECH 2010 – CrisisCommons Projects Track
    Spring 2011 (Tentative) CrisisCommons BostonUnconference – connecting local CRO and VTC
  • 15. Contact Information
    CrisisCamp Boston
    Twitter - @crisiscampbos
    Google Group - http://groups.google.com/group/crisiscamp-boston
    Email - crisiscampbos@gmail.com
    Twitter - @crisiscommons, @crisiscamp
    Website - http://www.crisiscommons.org
    Google Group - http://groups.google.com/group/crisiscommons
  • 16. Questions?