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Mega Collaboration


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Five Minutes of Fame presentation at 2007 NMC Summer Conference by Christene Newlon, IUPUI

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Mega Collaboration

  1. 1. Mega-Collaboration New Collaboration Techniques for Global Humanitarian Efforts
  2. 2. Katrina <ul><li>“The preparation for and response to Hurricane Katrina show we are still an analog government in a digital age” </li></ul>* House of Representatives Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina, February 15, 2006
  3. 3. Rejected Aid <ul><li>Allies offered $854 million. </li></ul><ul><li>But only $40 million has been used so far for disaster victims or reconstruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the aid went uncollected. </li></ul>* According to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
  4. 4. Can we afford to wait for the government to do it? * New Orleans Flood Protection System
  5. 5. In the chaos of disaster… <ul><li>Responders must quickly build a picture of the “elephant” from the blind groping of thousands of aid workers. </li></ul><ul><li>Mass movement of supplies must be coordinated. </li></ul><ul><li>Many facts and ideas must be processed simultaneously. </li></ul><ul><li>If problems build exponentially, can we do the same with solutions? </li></ul>
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  12. 12. The goal is <ul><li>To support exponential scaling </li></ul><ul><li>To track who needs to know what </li></ul><ul><li>Like an eBay for ideas and resources without the money </li></ul>
  13. 13. Putting digital power to work
  14. 14. Questions? (See me later)