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What happened at this weekend’s CrisisCamp Ireland

Solidifying CrisisCommons’ presence oversees … The view from Ireland, courtesy of Evert Bopp (@thenext100k) on Twitter. His debrief of the work accomplished …

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CrisisCamp Italy: bridging gaps between VTCs and the authorities

I had the great pleasure of having a skype chat with Francesco Ciriaci, co-founder of CrisisCamp Italy and organizer of an upcoming forum on social media in emergency management (SMEM) at CrisisCamp Italia 2012 on March 17 in Bologna. Francesco is a leader in the use of emerging technologies by volunteers in disasters in the […]

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CrisisCamp Italia and the exploration of social media in emergency management (SMEM)

Our Italian colleagues are holding their second CrisisCamp in Bologna on March 17, 2012. The day will be marked by an exploration of the growing trend toward the use of social media in emergency management. The SMEM community is nothing new for CrisisCommons as we have sponsored and organized many meetings on this topic in […]

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Another article on the role of VTCs in emergencies

A great piece from Emergency Management Magazine with a focus on CrisisCommons. http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Technical-Communities-Redefine-Volunteerism.html

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Great article about what we do and CrisisCamp Ireland

Great work from our Irish and European colleagues in promoting their work. Their contributions to humanitarian assistance and readiness to help when disasters strike is featured in a very positive light. Congrats Evert! Here’s a link to the story: http://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/item/25743-crisiscamp-shows-how-open/

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Severe Weather Slams Europe. A Request for Help.

Severe weather slams Europe … The Balkans are particularly affected.  Here’s a summary from the Associated Press via the Washington Post. The Al-Jazeera network is asking our colleagues from the Standby Task Force for their deployment in the Balkans for the snow/cold emergency.  Here are a couple of stories from the network on the ongoing emergency: […]

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Thank You, Heather!

CrisisCommons would like to thank Heather Blanchard for her vision and commitment to the organization. She has been instrumental in building the organization from its inception to the global network it has become. We wish her the best in her academic endeavours and assure the community that the goals and ambitions of CrisisCommons will continue […]

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A New Chapter for CrisisCommons

I was in town the other day chatting with Noel and we regaled about all the great things that we have seen happen since that first tweetup in March of 2009 where we wondered if anyone would be interested in creating the very first CrisisCamp. Indeed, not only was there one that was created but […]

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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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