Geeks Saving Lives
An amazing community-driven, technology-fueled Humanitarian effort is now in progress and all of us can be a part of it.
Crisis Camps are being created as I write this and geeks from all over the North Americas (and in London) are innovating ways to bring relief and tech skills to the tragedy unfolding in Haiti.
What is a Crisis Camp?
“CrisisCamps are hosted in a barcamp style where great minds come together to share their knowledge and expertise for social good. ”
When disaster strikes such as it did on Tuesday, January 12th at 5:14pm in southern Haiti, caring people worldwide ponder how they can help. My own reaction mirrored that of thousands of others when I donated through the World Food Programme: Help Haiti Now campaign which immediately airlifted tons of food to the region.
It comes as no surprise that hundreds of thousands of us used Social Media channels to be informed, to show our solidarity with the people of Haiti and to attempt to participate.
According to CNN five million dollars was raised within a day by tweets, text messages and facebook causes initiatives.
But here on the SAP Community Network one cannot ignore the
opportunity duty to remind a vast community of developers, process experts, and domain experts of the power they have to create relief, hope, and solutions for some of the world’s most hard-hit citizens.
Crisis Commons Main Wiki: http://wiki.crisiscommons.org/wiki/Main_Page
Crisis Camp Haiti in London:http://demos.co.uk/events/crisis-camp-haiti
Example of Iphone App (Creole to English, English to Creole translation for the iPhone and Android): http://wiki.crisiscommons.org/wiki/Tradui
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/crisiscamp
Crisis Commons Projects: http://crisiscommons.org/