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Sandy CrisisCamp

Do you want to help with Sandy response? Come design, code, and learn with other people this weekend at a CrisisCamp! (check out the wiki page for collaboration) Here’s how you can get involved if you are a: Volunteer that can attend in person: If you would like to attend a CrisisCamp in person, please […]

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CrisisCommons Interim Management Team…

CrisisCommons has a new Interim Management Team. We are entering a new era of consolidation and outreach to volunteers across the globe. We will focus our attention in the next few months on strengthening our relationships with all of you involved in crisis camps and VTC activities. Our aim is to build on the successes […]

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CrisisCommons Interim Governance Introduction

We’ve been getting some questions over at the governance committee about our current activities. People have stepped up to help us with our tasks and offer their input and experience from other ventures to assist us. Our committee consists of David Black, Pascal Schuback, Aaron Huslage, Jeannie Stamberger, and Willow Brugh.We are pleased that people are showing interest […]

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Roadtrip! CrisisCamper Tour for National Preparedness Month

Roadtrip! Yes, its a B-I-G idea! Who is in? Yes, CrisisCamp wants to hit the road to promote digital preparedness in communities across North America during National Preparedness Month in September. We are super excited about this idea but we really need everyone’s help to make it happen. We have created at “Tour” section on […]

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Big Ideas for Facebook Disaster Relief

Hi everybody! Just back from a great visit with our CrisisCamp friends in Europe and the first Missing Persons Data Summit with some super smart policy and technical folks. We hope to have some great “Road Journal” updates about our adventures and the great work of so many people who made it all possible. Be […]

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Recent tornadoes presenting new challenges for social media warning systems

The tornadoes that have left many communities in the US devistated in recent weeks have shown us – among the tragedy and incredible fortitude of the survivors and response organizations – new challenges and uses of how social media has to be employed. In the past, CrisisCommons has offered support and online coordination for earthquakes, […]

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CrisisCamp Reading List: Request for Feedback: New Reports from GFDRR & the United Nations

This week there has been so many great reports coming out from friends from across the community. Today, the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery released their report and recommendations on how to work with Volunteer Technology Communities to encourage Open Development. We were thrilled to be able  to contribute a section to […]

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Active Standby: Sendai Quake (Report 3)

CrisisCommons, along with our friends in the greater volunteer technology community, continues to stand at ready to provide opportunities to volunteers of all skills levels to contribute to support requests made by crisis response agencies in support of their response and recovery efforts to response to 2011 Sendai earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that has affected countries across […]

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Monitoring: Sendai Quake (Report 2)

Update: CrisisCommons, along with our friends in the greater volunteer technology community, stands ready to provide opportunities to volunteers of all skills levels to contribute to support requests made by crisis response agencies such as UN OCHA, Red Cross or local emergency management in support of their response and recovery efforts to response to 2011 Sendai earthquake […]

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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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