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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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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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How the Eq.org.nz site came about to help with the Christchurch earthquake

Johnny Diggz from Geeks without Bounds coined it the Crisis Voltron. Within an hour after the earthquake in New Zealand, christchurch.crowdmap.com was launched, piratepad.net (collaboration tool), a blog post circulated, multiple tweets sent and a skype group chat formed. We connected volunteers from New Zealand, United States, Canada and around the world including people from […]

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Update from CrisisCampNZ volunteers

CrisisCamp NZ has been coordinating http://eq.org.nz in response to the New Zealand earthquake. This email explains what the site has been doing and how to help if you would like to. About Eq.org.NZ Things that we have received feedback on: a diabetic has thanked us for telling her where to get her insulin parents finding […]

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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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CrisisCamp European Activities and ICCM

CrisisCamp UK CrisisCamp UK (London and Cambridge) are holding a casual meet-up on Thursday, September 30th, 2010. Guests will include Heather Blanchard and Noel Dickover, co-founders of CrisisCommons.org. Follow the CrisisCampLDN twitter account for more details. CrisisCamp UK was one of the first CrisisCamps this year. Sara Farmer, Chris Foote and Alan Jackson spearheaded efforts […]

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