CrisisCamp bringing together developers, programmers for Haiti relief efforts

CrisisCamp bringing together developers, programmers for Haiti relief efforts

Summary: Tech company professionals are gathering together and volunteering their skills for the relief efforts following last week's earthquake in Haiti. CrisisCamp Haiti, put together by grassroots organization Crisis Commons, has gathered together programmers and developers from around the United States to develop projects that can help relief organizations and victims alike.

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Tech company professionals are gathering together and volunteering their skills for the relief efforts following last week's earthquake in Haiti.

CrisisCamp Haiti, put together by grassroots organization Crisis Commons, has gathered together programmers and developers from around the United States to develop projects that can help relief organizations and victims alike.

According to CNN, some of the projects coming out of the CrisisCamp meetings include an interactive, open-source digital map for smartphones to coordinate relief groups in Haiti, a Craigslist-style site targeted towards groups interested in exchanging supplies and other assistance in Haiti and a Creole-to-English dictionary.

Volunteers from both governmental and non-governmental organizations like the U.S. Department of State and Google have already held meetings in Washington, but there will be several more across the country this Saturday, January 23 in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Miami, Portland, Silicon Valley and Washington again.

For more information or if you're interested in joining in, visit Crisis Commons' website for more details.

Topic: Software Development

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  • They are doing good work

    I can't say nothing but good things for this organization of volunteers. They are doing excellent work. They are very innovative, open to ideas and debate the problems that have to have solutions for any unique situation. Nothing escapes their imagination.
    doug.hanchard@...
  • HAITI

    It's really your superhuman determination. I thank you whole heartily for being besides Haiti on that horrible moment.
    I think at this moment HAITI really needs help to be rebuild.Outgoing Haitian President Ren? Pr?val has set the presidential elections for Nov. 28, 2010.
    According to ma justification,
    In <a href="http://charleshenribaker.com">Election 2010 Haiti</a> Presidentr Baker should be under consideration as a deserving personality,
    who can supply the best support and leadership as a president.
    Thank you.
    minato-alvin