CrisisCampSiliconValley - March 26-28, 2010
"Where are we now? - technology and disaster response in Silicon Valley"
On March 26-28, 2010, the Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Disaster Management Initiative hosted CrisisCampSiliconValley, a goal-oriented bar-camp focusing on the Bay Area. CrisisCamps bring together domain experts, developers and first responders around improving technology and practice for humanitarian crisis. Development prizes will be awarded for projects.
List of attendees (.pdf)
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Watch the Sessions
Below is a list of speakers along with the time of appearance in the video recording.
0:00:00 Jeannie Stamberger, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, Welcoming Remarks
0:00:50 Allen Flanagan, Clearwire, CLEAR Mobile Innovation Award Challenge
0:11:25 Rich Davies, California Post Earthquake Information Clearinghouse
0:19:20 Mark Bateson, M1 Consulting Group LLC, Draganflyer X6 Helicopter
0:26:45 Zubin Wadia, CiviGuard
0:34:25 Luke Beckman, InSTEDD, Watchfire
0:40:35 Rich Davies, Disaster Mitigation and Preparation
0:49:40 Alex Waibel, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, Cross-Lingual Communication for Disaster and Emergency Relief
0:58:50 Albert Young, Wildfire Crisis Control – 4G and Smart Grid
1:06:45 Bill Moffitt, E-Mesh
1:15:05 Andres Acevedo, Port of San Francisco, Why I love large sheets of paper and blue tape
1:21:31 Gary Hethcoat, SunTactics, Supplying Power Needs in a Disaster Situation
1:31:20 Andrew Brown, SCEWN, Emergency Wireless Network
1:39:35 Cleopatra Victoria, Executivephychotherapy.org, Crisis and Disaster Mental Health
1:52:35 Peter Thoeny, Twiki Inc., Twiki as EOC Dashboard
2:02:00 A.-"Karriem" Khan
2:10:43 Jeannie Stamberger, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, Session wrap-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.
During Transparency Camp 09 and Government 2.0 Camp, several campers exchanged a host of ideas on the need to better connect people with their social networks and information through the use of technology, especially during times and places of crisis. For example, campers shared how mobile innovation on mobile health and alternative power supplies was happening in Africa. Others shared how how citizens of the cloud used their technical skills to aggregate data to help people (often in another part of the world) synthesize desperate pieces of information into something they could understand. We uncovered a dividing line between international humanitarian relief and domestic crisis response. We saw common themes across all efforts including: the use of mobility, the Internet as a common coordination platform, the need for volunteers and the ability to provide alternative community communications access areas. By the end of the tweet-up, we had 40 volunteers sitting around in a circle with an agreement that there should be a forum to exchange these ideas. And it was there, where a common goal brought government, NGOs, private sector, hackers and activists together to create CrisisCamp.
CrisisCamps are hosted in a barcamp style where great minds come together to share their knowledge and expertise for social good.