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CrisisCamp Portland, OR
Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PST)
This event is free and open to the public. You don't have to be technical to volunteer time. There will be projects that can be done by anybody who has used Google.
Open Tweet Find: Coordinated effort to review 20,000 - 50,000 tweets from Tweak the Tweet. The lead for this project will be Chris Blow (Portland, Oregon). Cities confirmed to participate Portland, Boston, Silicon Valley.
Haiti Hospital Capacity Finder Members of the Haitian community have requested an application or tool where there is real time data regarding capacities of local hospitals. There are many hospitals outside of PaP who are under capacity and could be used.
Haiti RSS Feed Challenge At the request of the United Nations Development Program, CrisisCommons has been asked to provide an exhaustive list of RSS feeds (English and in French to aid in their ability to have greater situational awareness, news and information. CrisisCamp LA has begun a Google Spreadsheet, click here.
OpenStreetMap - Haiti Basemap: This ongoing project will provide new geospatial perspectives and data points to create a base map for non-profits in need of current geospatial information.
Languages and Translation: Utilize French-speakers to translate key phrases, use in mobile apps. See: http://wiki.crisiscommons.org/wiki/Languages_and_Translation
Person Finder This ongoing project will be focused on searching for cataloging missing persons databases and information pages, providing constructive suggestions for the[ [International Committee of the Red Cross FamilyLinks]]  website, [tagging news photos], [review of the People Finder Interchange Format] and document how to connect pictures.
CrisisCamp will bring together domain experts, developers, and first responders around improving technology and practice for humanitarian crisis management and disaster relief.
Email: CrisisCampPDX@gmail.com (Event Producer: Laura Schultz)
Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/crisiscamppdx
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CrisisCommons brings together domain experts, developers, and first responders around improving technology and practice for humanitarian crisis management and disaster relief. CrisisCommons is part of a global movement who is bringing together volunteers, academia, non-profits, companies and government officials to share best practices and lessons learned to advocate for further use of technology and telecommunications to assist citizens and communities during crisis.
Founded in March 2009 through an impromptu Tweetup at the Government 2.0 Camp, a small band of idealists and innovators gathered together to discuss the idea of a creating a common community through a mash-up of citizen volunteers, crisis response organizations, international humanitarian relief, non-profits and the private sector (especially the technology and telecommunications sectors). Within minutes, the CrisisCamp concept was born to unite communities, seek common ground and innovation in the use of technology and mobility during crisis.