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Crisis Commons Harnessing Volunteer Technology Communities to Drive Capacity and Innovation in Crisis Response and Global Development Monika Adamczyk Crisis Commons / CrisisCamp Boston
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 Email:email@example.com
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?
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)
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
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
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
Contact Information CrisisCamp Boston Twitter - @crisiscampbos Google Group - http://groups.google.com/group/crisiscamp-boston Email - firstname.lastname@example.org CrisisCommons Twitter - @crisiscommons, @crisiscamp Website - http://www.crisiscommons.org Google Group - http://groups.google.com/group/crisiscommons