[python-uk] Hackathon for Disaster Response

Christopher Brewster cbrewster at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 20:26:19 CEST 2012

Please join us for the Hackthon for Disaster Response - 21-23 September in Birmingham.
The hackathon includes projects involving python, linked data and semantic technologies.

As witnessed during recent disasters such as the earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, social media and Web 2.0 technologies—as well as the expanding availability of publicly available structured data—are beginning to dramatically affect all aspects of disaster management. Such technologies permit communication and coordination in ways that were not possible even a few years ago.  Geographically dispersed volunteers now participate in large-scale online collective activities. Official organizations have new channels through which to interact with the public, and they have access to new (and large-scale) providers of both information and services.

Aston University and the University of Warwick are happy to announce the Hackathon for Disaster Response, a 2-day event to bring together software developers and emergency management experts to hack out solutions to disaster-related problems. We will focus specifically on data available via social media, and on structured data (open data, linked data) available from a variety of sources. This event is sponsored as part of the Disaster 2.0 project

Full details here: http://h4d2.eu/


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