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Introduction to the Sahana Software Foundation and developer community on behalf of the Virtusa Open Source Initiative in December 2012.

Introduction to the Sahana Software Foundation and developer community on behalf of the Virtusa Open Source Initiative in December 2012.

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  • The entire contents of this document are subject to copyright with all rights reserved. All copyrightable text and graphics, the selection, arrangement and presentation of all information and the overall design of the document are the sole and exclusive property of Virtusa. Copyright © 2011 Virtusa Corporation. All rights reserved 2000 West Park Drive Westborough MA 01581 USA Phone: 508 389 7300 Fax: 508 366 9901 Introduction to the Sahana Software Foundation Ramindu Deshapriya
  • 2 Disaster situations • Can occur anywhere, anytime • Occur more frequently at present and will occur more frequently in the future • “A disaster is a serious disruption of the functioning of a society, causing widespread human, material or environmental losses which exceeds the ability of the affected society to cope using only its own resources” - UNDP
  • 3 How can technology help? • Scalable management of information • No stacks of forms or files to manage • Efficient distribution of information • Accessibility of information on demand • Automatic assessment and aggregation • No delays for calculation • Live situational awareness • Knowledge is instantly updated
  • 4 Enter Sahana • Implemented in response to the 2004 tsunami • Sri Lanka’s IT industry (including Virtusa) got together to build a system to help face the aftermath • The core system of Sahana was built • Tracking shelters, functioning organizations, missing people, management of resources and aid were some of its features
  • 5 First deployment of Sahana
  • 6 Sahana today • Managed by Sahana Software Foundation [501 (c) (3) non-profit] • Three main branches • Vesuvius: PHP, based on initial code, People Locator features • Kilauea: PHP, shelter registry features • Eden: Python, complete disaster management features • Deployed at: • 2005 Kashmir earthquake • 2010 Haiti earthquake • 2011 Tohoku tsunami • 2012 Hurricane Sandy • Active (preparedness) deployments: on Lanka Government Cloud, at the US National Library of Medicine, International Red Cross
  • 7 Sahana is HFOSS • HFOSS : Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software • Free to use, free to modify • ‘Virtuous Circle of Contributions’ : Organizations branching Sahana to develop new features are asked to contribute that code back in to the main trunk
  • 8 Sahana to help save the world • Disasters are a constant aspect of our world • Sahana can help save lives during such disasters • Sahana = Save more people Wouldn’t you like to help save the world? More information: http://sahanafoundation.org, info@sahanafoundation.org
  • www.virtusa.com © 2011 All rights reserved. Virtusa and all other related logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Virtusa Corporation in the United States, the European Union, and/or India. All other company and service names are the property of their respective holders and may be registered trademarks or trademarks in the United States and/or other countries.
  • www.virtusa.com © 2011 All rights reserved. Virtusa and all other related logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Virtusa Corporation in the United States, the European Union, and/or India. All other company and service names are the property of their respective holders and may be registered trademarks or trademarks in the United States and/or other countries.