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

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