This Sunday, February 7, from 1:30pm-5pm at Blank Spaces, in conjunction with the Gov 2.0 LA Conference, we will be running a Crisis Camp to bring together volunteers to collaborate on technology projects (many of which are focused on Haiti's recovery) and receive input from Gov 2.0 LA attendees. As this is a "mini" Crisis Camp, we will need to be very focused, so before you arrive, please check the Crisis Commons Wiki for updates on new and ongoing projects. There will be a number of Crisis Camps on Saturday, so it will be important to check the wiki on Sunday morning for the latest news on projects.
Please contact Chad Catacchio (@chadcat) at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit CrisisCommons for more information.
This event is free and open to the public. You don't have to be technical to volunteer time. Also, you may show up at anytime during the day for as long as you wish - although obviously we will get the most done with the most people hours! (and yes, the Camp falls in direct conflict with the Super Bowl, so make sure you can make that sacrifice before signing up!)
CrisisCamp will bring together domain experts, developers, and first responders around improving technology and practice for humanitarian crisis management and disaster relief.
Each and every day, people across the world can find themselves in crisis. Whether it be for a day, a month or an area of social distress, we all have a common need to connect with loved ones, access information and offer assistance to others.
CrisisCamps are hosted in a barcamp style where great minds come together to share their knowledge and expertise for social good.
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