[OSM-talk] SahanaCamp and Workshop - July 2010 - Delhi, India

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Thu Jun 3 13:18:24 BST 2010

I just want to second that the Sahana crew is great.  They are
interested in collaborating between the OSM Humanitarian tagging
scheme and Sahana.  The idea being to bridge between the two systems
to utilize Sahana to track things that wouldn't be put in OSM (things
like people for example).

RELIEF is a quarterly exercise in the U.S. were different projects get
together to collaborate.  This was discussed and worked on at the
previous one a couple months ago.



On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 1:10 AM, Tim McNamara
<paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz> wrote:
> Hi all,
> If there are any OSM members in the sub-continent, I recommend this event.
> Sahana makes heavy use of Open Street Maps, and GIS systems in general. It's
> a great framework for developing applications in the humanitarian & disaster
> response domains. I'm sure many of the participants would be interested in
> collaborating.
> My best,
> Tim McNamara
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Michael Howden <michael.howden at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 6:20 PM
> Subject: [Sahana-user] SahanaCamp and Workshop - July 2010 - Delhi, India
> To: sahana-user at lists.sourceforge.net, Sahana developers' list
> <sahana-maindev at lists.sourceforge.net>, sahana-eden at googlegroups.com
> -----------------
> SahanaCamp
> 2nd - 5th July 20100
> For Programmers and Web Designers who are interested in building Information
> Technology Solutions for Disasters and Development
> Sahana Workshop "Information Technology Solutions for Disasters and
> Development"
> 3rd July 2010
> For people working for NGOs/UN/Government/Other Agencies and others
> interested in Information Technology Solutions for Disasters and Development
> Location:
> Sarai-CSDS
> 29 Rajpur Road
> Civil Lines
> Delhi - 110054
> India
> Cost:
> Applications:
> Spaces are limited. Applications close 14th June.
> Sahana Workshop:
> http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dHkwMEs0QzZmcnQ4YlVHMFR5U1JB
> ZXc6MQ
> SahanaCamp (includes Sahana Workshop):
> http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dG9IcHJ6SlNCWG5COTFfbUVaSExW
> R1E6MQ
> Sahana
> -------
> Sahana is a Free and Open Source Disaster Management System which was
> started in Sri Lanka after the 2004 Tsunami. It is a web based collaboration
> tool that addresses the common coordination problems during a disaster from
> finding missing people, managing aid, managing volunteers, tracking camps
> effectively between Government groups, the civil society (NGOs) and the
> people affected by disasters.
> www.sahanafoundation.org
> Details
> --------
> Sahana Workshop is a one day event which will provide an introduction to how
> information technology can be used to assist organisations working in
> disasters and development. It will include opportunities to share
> experiences and lessons learned with others who have worked in this area.
> You'll get hand on experience using the Sahana Eden
> (http://eden.sahanafoundation.org/) platform which was deployed in response
> to the Earthquake in Haiti and includes SMS and Mapping technologies.
> Finally, you'll have the opportunity to share your real world needs for
> information technology solutions to provide input for the future development
> of Sahana.
> SahanaCamp is a four day long intensive event, for programmers and web
> designers who are involved or interested in helping organizations working in
> Disasters and Development. You will be introduced to programming in Python
> on the Sahana Eden Rapid Application Development (RAD) platform. You will be
> developing real solutions to meet real needs such as Logistics,
> Organisational Management and Mapping or according to your needs. You'll be
> working aside members of the core Sahana Eden development team, who will be
> there to support and encourage you along. SahanaCamp would be ideal for
> programmers and web designers who are developing solution for Disasters and
> Development organizations.
> Participants are expected to have existing programming or design skills (and
> will certainly learn some new ones during the camp!).
> Venue
> ------
> Sarai is a programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies,
> (CSDS)  one of India's leading research institutes with a commitment to
> critical and dissenting thought and a focus on critically expanding the
> horizons of the discourse on development, particularly with reference to
> South Asia. We are a coalition of researchers and practitioners with a
> commitment towards developing a model of research-practice that is public
> and creative, in which multiple voices express and render themselves in a
> variety of forms.
> www.sarai.net
> For more information, please contact michael at sahanafoundation.org or visit
> http://wiki.sahanafoundation.org/doku.php/community:sahanacamp.
> Could you please share this invitation amongst your networks and with other
> who may be interested.
> Regards
> Michael Howden
> michael at sahanafoundation.org
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