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CrisisCamp Haiti - Silicon Valley

Saturday January 23, 2010 from 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Yahoo!
701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, California CA

CrisisCamp Haiti - Silicon Valley will take place again this Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Yahoo!'s Sunnyvale Campus (see below for venue details) where you will join together with technology volunteers in three countries and 12 cities to provide local opportunities for citizens to assist in activities such as crisis mapping, data and RSS feed aggregation. In addition, people with specialized skills such as translation, computer programing and literacy advocates are encouraged to participate.

CrisisCamp is a open, collaborative event held in “barcamp” style with http://www.crisiscommons.org/ to provide local and international responders, Haitian community leaders and non-governmental organizations an opportunity to engage with operations on the ground in Haiti. Tools and resources created by CrisisCamp volunteers can enhance responders' decision-making capability, transparency and collaboration.

This event is free and open to the public. You don't have to be technical to volunteer time. We request that you bring a laptop, your creativity, and a power strip with you (to share with others).

See the official site for more information and registration:
Website: http://crisiscamphaitisiliconvalley.eventbrite.com/

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  • QUOTE (duzins @ Jan 21 2010, 05:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Saturday January 23, 2010 from 12:00pm - 10:00pm
    Yahoo!
    Sunnyvale, California CA

    CrisisCamp Haiti - Silicon Valley will take place again this Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Yahoo!'s Sunnyvale Campus (see below for venue details) where you will join together with technology volunteers in three countries and 12 cities to provide local opportunities for citizens to assist in activities such as crisis mapping, data and RSS feed aggregation. In addition, people with specialized skills such as translation, computer programing and literacy advocates are encouraged to participate.

    CrisisCamp is a open, collaborative event held in “barcamp” style with http://www.crisiscommons.org/ to provide local and international responders, Haitian community leaders and non-governmental organizations an opportunity to engage with operations on the ground in Haiti. Tools and resources created by CrisisCamp volunteers can enhance responders' decision-making capability, transparency and collaboration.


    Any follow up to this CrisisCamp Haiti? I'm the expert on Haitian Creole language, machine translation and speech technologies, behind the Haitian Creole text and speech data that was recently released by the Language Technologies institute of Carnegie Mellon Univ.

    What are people doing on language technologies (text and speech) for Haitian Creole?

    Jeff Allen
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffallen
    Yahoo IM: jeffallenmt
    Yahoo IM: jeffallencreole
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