[LINK] CrisisCamp Pakistan Floods, 4 Sep, Sydney

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Wed Aug 25 08:33:50 AEST 2010

The University of New South Wales is hosting "CrisisCamp: Pakistan
Floods", at UNSW, Sydney, 4-5 September 2010:

Volunteers are asked to help with computer coding and other online
support for the Pakistan Floods. This event has a similar
format to the Random Hacks of Kindness, which I helped with at UNSW in

It is in addition to and complements the work my colleagues at Sahana
Software Foundation are doing with the Sahana System for Pakistan Flood
Response: <http://pakistan.sahanafoundation.org/>.

Event Details

CrisisCamp Pakistan Floods in Sydney

Help the Pakistan flood victims using your existing skills

The Pakistan Floods are without question one of the largest humanitarian
catastrophe of modern time, with over 15 million people now homeless.

If you are interested in making a small difference in helping the
humanitarian effort of attending to the short and long-term needs of the
displaced peoples in Pakistan... The CrisisCamp will be on the weekend
of 4th and 5th of September. We will be going through a number of tasks
that will help the aid agencies on the ground. These include:

* Adding reports of emergency incidents from the ground to
http://pakreport.org/ushahidi/ using http://pakreport.crowdflower.com
* Working with expatriate Pakistanis who can help you translate local
terms and names of places for entry into the reports
* Reading reports from relief agencies, identifying information about
hospitals, shelters and schools and adding the data about their
locations, capacity and other relief-related information to Sahana and
* Tracing satellite imagery to add the location of roads and infrastructure
* If you are an expat Pakistani who speaks Pushto, Seraiki, Sindhi or
Panjabi come along and help find the names of remote villages.
* Documenting lessons learned from the CrisisCamp to help others
* Writing tools and software help automate the above tasks ...

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, The
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/

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