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Hacking the New Volunteer

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Who is the new volunteer for Humanitarian Aid? Steve Kalaydjian and Heather Leson presented this talk at the Toronto Social Tech Unconference.
October 23, 2010

The conference: http://stcu.freegeektoronto.org/

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Hacking the New Volunteer

  1. 1. hacking the new volunteer open source + social media + humanitarian response Heather Leson Steve Kalaydjian 10.23.2010
  2. 2. Unconferences are full of great ideas. What if you built one?
  3. 3. Crisis Commons is that idea Transparency Camp 2.0 - January 2009 Gov 2.0 - March 2009 CrisisCamp Ignite - June 2009 Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) - November 2009
  4. 4. Sydney Australia
  5. 5. CrisisCommons 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. We embrace innovation and open systems.
  6. 6. A knowledge collective. Collaborating. Crowdsourcing.
  7. 7. Bogota, Colombia
  8. 8. ALL OPEN SOURCE KEEN Volunteer Technical Communities: • Sahana Disaster Management • OpenStreetMap • Frontline SMS • Ushahidi (Swift River, Crowdmap) • CrisisMappers • Random Hacks of Kindness • Geeks without Bounds
  9. 9. Washington DC
  10. 10. What if the UN and the World Bank worked with Open Source supporting communities? What if the Canadian Red Cross did too? And the Non-Government Organizations? (NGOs) And Governments? What if all the Volunteer Technical communities collaborated?
  11. 11. Calgary, Canada
  12. 12. CrisisCamp is a hybrid of: • Hackathon • Unconference • BarCamp A new volunteer technical community using open source software, crowdsourcing, diverse skills and innovation to make a difference.
  13. 13. Who volunteered?
  14. 14. Paris, France
  15. 15. 2010 Responses • Earthquake in Haiti - January 12, 2010 • Earthquake in Chile - February 27, 2010 • Gulf Oil Spill - May 2010 • Pakistan Floods - July 2010
  16. 16. Toronto Canada
  17. 17. How I found CrisisCamp How CrisisCamps grew: Sharing and telling our story while volunteering Media coverage (Toronto Star, CBC, CNN) Jan 15, 2010 - 6 CrisisCamps Today - 2000+ volunteers in 15 countries
  18. 18. Applied Social Media
  19. 19. Applied Social Media
  20. 20. Two project case examples: Haitian earthquake - RSS Feed Aggregator Chilean earthquake - Ushahidi Social Media & Open Source for Social Good
  21. 21. Part 1: The Ushahidi report Ushahidi Chile Instance
  22. 22. What worked with CrisisCamp? What didn't work?
  23. 23. Homework                                                      What?    
  24. 24. You + Social Media  +  Open Source tools
  25. 25. Learn and file some http://www.zombiereports.com/ 
  26. 26. How can you help Open Source for Social Good? 1. Help a Volunteer Technical Community:   http://crisiscommons.org/blog/2010/09/30/dispatch-iccm10- training-session/   2. Join us for Random Hacks of Kindness 2.0 Toronto - December 4/5, 2010:    http://www.rhok.org
  27. 27. What role do you think open source can play in your community for  social good?    How can new Internet volunteers be engaged? How about task turking and social issues gaming? some questions for you .....
  28. 28. Thank you @crisiscamp @crisiscommons @crisiscampto Heather@textontechs.com         SteveKalaydjian@me.com
  29. 29. Photo credits Darlene Parker (Calgary), Luis Hernandez Aguilar (Bogota), pzao (Washington), camaraderiecoworking (Toronto), Luc Legay (Paris), rediguana (Sydney)

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