Crowdsourcing Volunteer Technical Communities with CrisisCommons 2.92



How can you use your technology and social media skills to help NGOs during emergencies? All you need is a computer and Internet access. is a Volunteer Technical Community (VTC) made up of a growing group of technical, project manager, emergency planner and social media knowledge workers. After the earthquake in Haiti, cities around North America and the UK started CrisisCamp (Haiti) in their locations to volunteer their time to "help the helpers". They are using social media tools to crowdsource collaboration on various projects from software development to opensource mapping to social media translation – work that is new and evolving every minute. Heather, Brian, Rachel and others from CrisisCommons (Toronto) will be addressing the question how can technology and knowledge workers volunteer their skills with one click of a mouse.

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Sharris Steven H., 23 Feb 02:37 PM

This was one of the most amazing sessions at the whole event. What these guys have come together to do, in such a short period of time, is, quite simply, awesome. It draws together everything that is good about open source, social media, and the web. I only wish they'd had a little more time.

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