Humanitarian Open Source Software Conference

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  • Humanitarian Open Source Software Conference

    1. 1. From Barcamp to Community:Lessons Learned from CrisisCampand the Evolution ofCrisisCommonsMarch 9, 2011HFOSS ConferenceDallas, TexasPresented byHeather Blanchard
    2. 2. The Beginning CrisisCamp
    3. 3. CrisisCamp Haiti Columbia• Call to action; global footprint• Low barrier to entry; replicable• Recognized by CROs and VTCs• 65 events, 8 countries United Kingdom• 2,300+ skilled volunteers• Focus on mapping, missing persons, language and search Canada France
    4. 4. Highlights Innovation - Problem Solving - Mapping• Tradui Mobile Translation App• Long Distance Wi-Fi• OpenStreetMap
    5. 5. Learning Lots• Pervasive competition within all stakeholder groups• Vendor based technology relationships• Inadequate technology infrastructure and digital literacy• Lack of formal coordination role• Need for long term relationships, and project management• Little understanding of technology ecosystem; tools
    6. 6. Evolution to a Commons Approach• Convener of communities across competition and organizational challenges• Leverages collaborative systems, open environments• Translates needs from CROs to the VTCs and the public• Provides technical assistance and Diversified Global Network opportunity for creative problem solving• Catalyst for a new knowledge base based on captured lessons learned• Leverages partnerships and networks
    7. 7. Need Your Help• Community Development• Research• Open Source Expertise• Case Studies
    8. 8. Heather BlanchardTwitter/Skype: poplifegirlheather@crisiscommons.orgmobile: +1 703 593 3823www.crisiscommons.org

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