CrisisCamp Cambridge is newly incepted (as of 14-08-10), and is currently focussing on the floods in Pakistan - see the PKfloods pages for more information.
Welcome to CrisisCamp Cambridge
Twitter hashtag: #CrisisCampCambs
What is a Crisis Camp? Watch a brief video on the London Crisis Camp
Sixth Meeting (Upcoming): Tuesday, September 14, 2010 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Please register here! so we have some idea of numbers.
Fifth Meeting: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fourth meeting: Tuesday 24th August, 2010, 18:30, Cambridge (evening)
Third meeting: Sunday 22nd August, 2010, 10:00, Cambridge (full day)
Second meeting: Thursday 19th August, 2010, 18:30, Cambridge
First meeting: Saturday 14th August 2010, 10am-5pm, Aptivate Cambridge
We were working on: Pakistan/2010 Floods and Cambridge camp setup
All welcome: we're working on getting tools, information and connections up and running to help our counterparts in Pakistan who are dealing with the floods there.
Bring a laptop, a brain, an open mind, a sense of humour and a friend!
Lunch will be provided by Aptivate.
Stuff you need to know:
- Address: Aptivate, The Humanitarian Centre, Gresham Road, Cambridge, CB1 2ES, Aptivate
- Hashtags: #CrisisCampCambs, #CrisisCampLdn, #pkfloods
- Twitter account: http://twitter.com/CrisisCampCambs
- IRC channel: http://irc.rhok.net/#crisiscommons
- PiratePad: http://piratepad.net/vop439rPBK (for notes and VirtualCampers)
- Local organiser: Alan McNeil Jackson @AlanMJackson
- Guest organisers (this weekend only): Sara Farmer @bodaceacat, Spike @tenbus_uk
- Website: http://wiki.crisiscommons.org/wiki/Cambridge (until someone puts up a Cambridge-specific site)
Aptivate is walking distance from the Cambridge train and bus stations. Directions are:
From the Train Station
When you come out of the train station walk down the main road in front of you (Station Road). At the end, turn right along Hills Road. Turn right onto St Paul's Road, left at the end onto Gresham Road and Fenner's is a red brick building on your right.
From the Bus Station
Walk out of the bus station over the mini roundabout and down Drummer Street, which becomes Parker Street and then Parkside. You'll be walking by a large piece of grass called Parkers Piece. Turn right at the major crossroads onto Gonville Place, and walk past the swimming pool and YMCA on the opposite side of the road. Cross the road at the second pedestrian crossing and carry on through the bollards onto Gresham Road. Fenner's is a red brick building on your left.
(see http://www.aptivate.org/ContactUs.html for more details)
Link to Check ins for the day.
See the main tasks page for things to do.
The Cambridge task list is here.
Join the Crisis Camp online group to recieve regular updates
Cambridge Marketing and Press Resources
Aptivate is hosting a CrisisCamp in Cambridge in their office space at the Humanitarian Centre, Gresham Road, [Date] [Time]. This is in emergency response to the flooding in Pakistan.
More info at http://wiki.crisiscommons.org/wiki/Cambridge with details of previous meetings.
CrisisCamp is a bunch of people who get together voluntarily to work on helping people in disaster situations, usually by using technology solutions, e.g. openstreetmap, identifying missing people, making low bandwidth websites, etc. Project managers, facilitators, software and web developers, and social media users seem particularly useful however so is anyone who can run errands and make coffee! Everyone is welcome.
Please register your attendance here: http://crisiscampcambs.eventbrite.com/
We look forward to seeing you then.
Groups to send Marketing Email To
List here: http://www.camtechnet.info/groups/
Please note the name of the group here when you have sent an email!
■Anglia Ruskin Entrepreneurs
■Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering
■Cambridge Geek Nights
■Cambridge Linux Users Group
■Cambridge Mac Developers Meetup (Added to Twitter)
■Cambridge Python User Group
■Cambridge Tech Meetup
- Cambridge free cycle cafe
- cam.misc news group
- Other individual leads
- http://talks.cam.ac.uk/ (advert placed)
Task tracking is done on www.hostedredmine.com. Sign up to view, edit and add tasks. The project tasks are on https://www.hostedredmine.com/projects/crisiscamp-camb.
Source control is done on Github. You will need an account in order to submit code. The address for the account is http://github.com/crisiscamp
Possible Venues: Seb can provide venue at Engineering Department
Rufus, fellow at Emmanuel College, can provide venue there with wifi needed.