January 23rd, 2010 Boston CrisisCamp is over. Thank you very much to all who attended and worked on many projects. Please post your contact information on January 23rd Participants page and sign up for the CrisisCampBoston Google Group if you would like to stay in touch and/or receive updates on future camps.
Projects and Participants
- Main: Projects We Worked On
Boston Crisis Camp in Media
Online articles / Blogs
If you know of online articles, blogs (include yours too!) or other sites that mentioned yesterday Camp, please include them below.
- Boston.com - "With a click, mass team aiding Haiti"
- Huffington Post - "Programmers and the Non-Tech Set Join Forces to Help Haiti at CrisisCamps"
- CrisisCamp Boston YouTube Channel
- Amvona.com - "Tech Pros at CrisisCamp Boston Aid in Haiti Earthquake Relief"
- Amvona.com - "CrisisCamp Boston: Discover How You can Help Haiti"
- BostInnovation.com - "Boston CrisisCamp Tomorrow: Techies will Join Forces, Aid Relief Efforts in Haiti"
- BostInnovation.com - "What I did at CrisisCamp Boston" - Video blog by Kyle Psaty
- thebostonchannel.com - "New Tech Tools Help Haiti Quake Relief"
- Blog.AIDS.gov - "Help for Haiti"
use the crisiscamp and ccBoston tags
Please fill out this survey if you are planning to attend, so that we can learn about your skills and tailor our projects to your strengths
Attendees-Please bring your registration 'ticket' and a picture ID with you the morning of the event for registration.
Project Proposals for Crisis Camp Boston
Information on existing Crisis Commons projects is available on Projects page. We will be matching project needs and attendees skills on Saturday morning.
Join CrisisCampBoston Google Group for event updates and discussion
We have a Google Wave going for event planning - please let us know if you'd like to help plan the event so we can add you to the Wave
Time, Date, and Location
Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 9AM - 4PM
Address of Event
ITA Software: 141 Portland Street, Cambridge, MA
Highly Recommend taking public transportation to Kendall Square station or local buses. If you need to park, One Kendall Square Parking Garage is available and the rates are below. The Garage is next to the Kendall Square Cinema.
One Kendall Square Parking Rates:
- 1/2 hour or less $4.00
- 1 Hour or less $6.00
- 2 Hours or less $10.00
- 3 Hours or less $12.00
- 4 Hours or less $16.00
- 8 Hours or Less $18.00
- 9 Hours or Less $20.00
- Maximum Daily Rate Until 5am $20.00
What do I need for Saturday?
Ideally, we'll have something for everyone to do no matter what they're able to bring. Some suggestions, if you're able to bring them:
- a picture id - ITA Software, where we are hosting the meeting, requires that everybody has an id
- your registration ticket
- a laptop with wifi capability or mobile broadband modem (we will have wireless network but it may become overloaded so if you have one, plan on using it instead)
- we may have a few laptops for those without, but please bring one if you can
- don't forget power cord for your laptop
- any extension cords and power strips you've got lying around
- your preferred medium for jotting notes and brainstorming
- headphones (optional) in case you need to work with any audio material
What will we be doing on Saturday?
Saturday is a work day, so you can expect that at check-in we'll ask about your skill set and interests so that we can help you quickly find a project where you'll be able to step into and contribute. We'll try to have a variety of projects that need technical people, GIS people, non-technical people, etc.
We're hoping to update this with more specific information as we get closer to Saturday (our main goal for Friday is to be able to send all registered attendees information about projects currently needing work). Our main hope is to link up with some existing Projects so that we can continue work on those, but there is some room for brainstorming new projects as well. If you see a Project that you feel you're well suited for, feel free to send an email to the organizers. CrisisCamp work is moving so quickly that we won't be sure of all the projects we'll be doing until Saturday morning.
What about food?
ITA is generously providing a pizza lunch, as well as beverages for our volunteers. If you'd like snacks to keep your energy up, consider bringing them with you so that you won't need to take a break to hunt them down later in the afternoon.
- Monika Adamczyk, monika (at) maco-tech.com /
- Liz Sachs, liz.gifford (at) gmail.com /
- Thom Goodsell, thom.goodsell (at) me.com /
- Melissa Lawrence, mlawrence (at) itasoftware.com/
- Matthew Sachs, msachs (at) itasoftware.com /
- Mark Renouf, mark.renouf (at) gmail.com /