[Novalug] Techies unite to brainstorm help for Haiti
evrabel at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 20 23:19:17 EST 2010
Some of you might be interested in this article.
Title: "Techies unite to brainstorm help for Haiti"
'On Saturday, groups of programmers, Web developers and other assorted technophiles will meet in Washington and other cities to brainstorm ways computer technology can help in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.
CrisisCamp Haiti will bring together professionals from tech companies, universities and government agencies for a free-form session of firing out ideas, then turning those ideas into action.
The result, they hope, will be tools that will help rescue workers find victims and help family members find loved ones, along with other kinds of computer-based assistance.
"It's a way to provide technological tools and expertise to help those who are on the ground in Haiti with their humanitarian relief efforts," said Gabriela Schneider, whose group, the Sunlight Foundation, will be hosting the Washington meeting. "It's kind of like the way Doctors Without Borders might go and help, or people from afar might get together to send goods."'
Note: I found a reference to a CrisisCamp in DC on Jan 16th. There is also one on the 23rd. Just trying to reduce confusion.
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