ENTRIES TAGGED "emergency"
How aggregated data sources and deep analysis are helping Haiti relief efforts
A host of relief organizations quickly converged on Haiti in the wake of January's earthquake. But each group had its own data, its own structures, and sometimes, its own language. In this guest post, Palantir Technologies software engineer Ari Gesher explains how his company helped important data spread across organizations.
Lukas Biewald on CrowdFlower's emergency shift from microtasks to Kreyol translations
Tech-minded volunteers quickly pitched in with a variety of communication and data services in the days following the Haiti earthquake. One company — crowdsourcing platform CrowdFlower — repurposed its service as a text-message translation tool to aid Mission 4636. CrowdFlower founder and CEO Lukas Biewald shares his story in this guest post.