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Models for Preparedness – CrisisCamp Toronto

Crisiscamp Toronto is preparing. We’ve learned from the global CrisisCommons responses that we need to build relationships and capacity locally, provincially and nationally. Our core team is David Black (Emergency Management lead), Melanie Gorka (International Development and Projects lead), Brian Chick (Social Media Trainer and New Media lead) and myself (City Lead and Community hacker). […]

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Project update for the Christchurch Recovery Map

This update contains lots of information. That’s because it was a great day for the project. It was our first face to face meetup, which was really cool. http://eq.org.nz continues to strengthen. Thanks again to all of the volunteers for making this such a great service. If you wish to volunteer for this effort, please […]

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Twinkles: Sloan Foundation Awards CrisisCommons Two-Year $1.2 Million Grant

Update: Press Release from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars [12/15/2010] We have come a long way together in the last year as a community and a concept, and today the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was awarded a two year, $1.2 million dollar grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This grant […]

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Technology Volunteers from CrisisCamp Support RHoK Events

Technology volunteers from across the CrisisCamp community came out to support the Random Hacks of Kindness global hackathon on December 4, 2010. Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is a collaborative effort of Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, NASA and the World Bank. Three RHoK cities (Toronto, Chicago and Boston) were supported by CrisisCamp organizers. Many volunteers contributed […]

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CrisisCamp This Week

Here are some quick updates on what is happening with CrisisCamp and CrisisCommons this week: Sloan Foundation Proposal and Deliverables: The Crisis Commons team has been busy at work our Sloan Foundation Deliverables. We had a community call a few weeks ago to discuss the actions and the Sloan Trustee Proposal. All hands Meeting Notes […]

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Crisicamp en Duitama

Grupo de openstreetmap Colegio Salesiano Duitama Actividad realizada el día Sábado 27 de agosto de 2010 Muchas veces en mi ciudad, debido a que pertenezco a el concejo de planeación y participo en muchas actividades públicas, me he visto en la obligación de contar de que se trata nuestro grupo, que hacemos y como puede […]

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RHoK the World – Join up!

Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) 2.0 is December 4 -5 , 2010. This 2-day global event brings together people to brainstorm on problem definitions for humanitarian aid. It will be attended by software developers, emergency managers, innovators, students, storytellers, project managers and entrepreneurs to collaborate and create. Started in 2009, it is a joint project […]

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Brainsharing: an Ignite presentation about CrisisCommons

I was honoured to present at O’Reilly Ignite’s: Ignite Toronto on Thursday, September 2, 2010. Video:

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Ejercicio de Cartografía en Crisis Colombia / CrisisMapping Tolima Colombia

( On 21 August 2010 in Rovira ( Tolima, Colombia) a group of volunteers mappers will collect and prepare information of some risk zones with no map data, and put on OpenStreetMap) [Spanish] El día sábado 21 de Agosto, se realizará un ejercicio de cartografía en crisis en el que un grupo de colaboradores de […]

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