Emergency Communications Applications


Tech enthusiasts from HumaniNet, N-TEN, NetSquared.org and One Laptop Per Child News are gathering in Portland, Oregon, today to explore options for emergency communications as well as conversation, technology, and fun. HumaniNet, a non-profit organization that researches and implements telecommunications solutions for NGOs, is sponsoring the free get together.

Wayan Vota of One Laptop Per Child News will be on hand with a new XO computer designed by OLPC. Gregg Swanson of HumaniNet will talk to those interested in the Nepal simulation exercise in 2007 – and the GIS software that they used.

The team from N-TEN will have a few words about the new Portland 501 Tech Club, a monthly gathering of people working on or interested in nonprofit technology in the Portland area. Amy Ward of Meyer Memorial Trust will also say a few words about Net Tuesdays and MMT.

There’s no cost. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring a friend. It will be held Wednesday, February 13, at Lucky Lab Northwest (19th and Quimby) in Portland, Oregon.

  • 5:00 – 6:30: meet, network, check out the XO and other tech hardware and software
  • 6:30 – 7:00: brief presentations, Q&A
  • 7:00 – ? meet, discuss, have a good time

In an emergency, what would you put in your communications tool kit? Here are my picks for the most interesting and useful applications:

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