CrisisCamps and the Pattern of Disaster Technology Innovation

Over the past three years I have been working to bridge gaps between the tech community & traditional emergency management organizations.  I’ve focused on helping technologists adapt technologies to support humanitarian missions, often in response to a disaster.  
After Hurricane Katrina, Mikel Maron and I discovered a pattern for successful innovation during and after disasters.  Understanding this pattern is crucial to “Serving Those that Serve Others”.
Pattern for DisasterTech Innovation 1. Disaster2. Ad-Hoc Adaptation 3. Championship 4. Iterative Improvement
crisiscamp-logo.pngThere is an unprecedented amount of interest and attention in finding ways to help in Haiti & around the world.  The CrisisCamp & CrisisCommon projects are coordinating events and helping match organizations with needs to volunteers with skills.  I encourage you to participate, and volunteer your time, knowledge, and resources.  
Serve those that serve others.  You can make a difference now.

Upcoming Crisis Camps


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  • Noel DIckover

    Hi Jesse, thanks so much for helping to spread the word. There’s still tons of help needed. So for all those thinking of attending a camp, we’d love to have you.

    Noel Dickover
    Co-Founder, CrisisCamp, CrisisCommons.org

  • Owen Robbins

    Bravo! Good and important work.

  • Chris Foote

    There’s one in London (England) on Saturday 23rd too. Sign-up at http://crisiscamphaiti-london.eventbrite.com/

    Thanks!
    Spike

  • Chris Foote

    There’s one in London (England) on Saturday 23rd too. Sign-up at http://crisiscamphaiti-london.eventbrite.com/

    Thanks!
    Spike