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
There 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