Crowdsourcing Communications <br />Heather Leson, Melanie Gorkaand Brian Chick<br />January 18, 2011<br />
Volunteer Technical Communities (VTCs)<br />Sahana Foundation<br /><ul><li>Ushahidi, Swift River and Crowdmap
OpenStreetMap
Frontline SMS
Crisismappers
Random Hacks of Kindness
CrisisCommons
Geeks without Bounds
And many more</li></li></ul><li>Crisis Commons is a global network of volunteers who use creative problem solving and open...
CrisisCamp Toronto for Haiti earthquake<br />
CrisisCommons/CrisisCamps<br />90 days<br />8 countries<br />50 events<br />+2000 volunteers<br />
Who volunteers?<br />Technical - Software developers, web developers, web designers, user experience/user interface expert...
Crowdsourcing<br />CrisisCamp Argentina<br />
Crowdsourcing  - using your spare cycles<br />
Crowdsourcing:  2 levels<br />Building apps<br />Programming<br />Storytelling<br />Social Media<br />2,000 volunteers<br ...
Collaborative Projects<br />Oil Reporter<br />Learning Ushahidi and <br />OpenStreetMap<br />
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Presented to various Ontario Government communications officials
January 18, 2011
By: Brian Chick, Melanie Gorka and Heather Leson

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Crowdsourcing Communications

  1. 1. Crowdsourcing Communications <br />Heather Leson, Melanie Gorkaand Brian Chick<br />January 18, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Volunteer Technical Communities (VTCs)<br />Sahana Foundation<br /><ul><li>Ushahidi, Swift River and Crowdmap
  3. 3. OpenStreetMap
  4. 4. Frontline SMS
  5. 5. Crisismappers
  6. 6. Random Hacks of Kindness
  7. 7. CrisisCommons
  8. 8. Geeks without Bounds
  9. 9. And many more</li></li></ul><li>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 />
  10. 10. CrisisCamp Toronto for Haiti earthquake<br />
  11. 11. CrisisCommons/CrisisCamps<br />90 days<br />8 countries<br />50 events<br />+2000 volunteers<br />
  12. 12. Who volunteers?<br />Technical - Software developers, web developers, web designers, user experience/user interface experts, geocoders, geo mappers, GIS experts, technologists, beta testers <br />New Media - Bloggers, videographers, podcasters, photographers, social media trainers, social media users, collaborators, crowdsourcers<br />Organizational - Organizers, open source community planners, project managers, emergency response planners, crisis communicators <br />Other - Researchers, lawyers, trainers, teachers, librarians, technical writers, event planners, translators, innovators, entrepreneurs, anyone with a laptop <br />What do they do?<br />Code, test tools, translate, map, communicate, collaborate, brainstorm, research, analyze, report, create content, and document process<br />
  13. 13. Crowdsourcing<br />CrisisCamp Argentina<br />
  14. 14. Crowdsourcing - using your spare cycles<br />
  15. 15. Crowdsourcing: 2 levels<br />Building apps<br />Programming<br />Storytelling<br />Social Media<br />2,000 volunteers<br />Apps source public knowledge<br />Twitter, Reports, RSS, data<br />Each application can collect thousands of reports<br />
  16. 16. Collaborative Projects<br />Oil Reporter<br />Learning Ushahidi and <br />OpenStreetMap<br />
  17. 17. Population Centers in Disaster<br />
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. Engagement: community engagement
  20. 20. Research and innovation</li></li></ul><li>Build 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 />
  21. 21. Team Canada<br />
  22. 22. Canada, Ontario, Toronto<br />Build Toronto volunteer community<br />Outreach: Ontario government and Canadian governments.<br />Build partnerships with Canadian Emergency Responder community and NGO communities <br />Outreach: Canadian Private Sector<br />Help CrisisCamps in Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal<br />Foster Canadian community: <br />CVEOC - The Canadian Volunteer EOC<br />Collaborate with PTSC-Online<br />
  23. 23. Contact and Credits<br />Brian.chick@left-button.com<br />Heather@textontechs.com<br />Melanie.gorka@gmail.com<br />@crisiscamp @crisiscommons @crisiscampto<br />Photos by:<br />heatherleson, Brian Chick, Cynthia Gould, Mariella<br />

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