NB: This is the initial challenge that started the virtual hackathon for disaster response this week. We have since opened the event up for additional challenges, including bug fixes and feature requests on existing open source disaster response projects. ALL WORK for this event is intended to be released with an open license listed at […]
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY: Software architects, UI/UX designers, coders, database developers Join our Virtual Hackathon in progress NOW. Hurricane Harvey has devastated Texas. Hurricane Irma is hitting the Caribbean now and is on its way to Florida. The Western US is dealing with thousands of fires that are threatening homes, businesses, farms, and millions of acres of […]
The Students of Sustainability Conference is an environmental justice conference held in Australia every year. Today, I had the privilege to talk to folks at the conference via video conference. Unfortunately, my slides didn’t make it over, so I’ve added notes to my slides and shared them here for anyone to read through. This slide […]
On May 6, 2017 Lisha Sterling gave a presentation at LinuxFest Northwest about the digital warfare enacted against Water Protectors at the camps at Standing Rock in 2016 and 2017. The slides are available at this link.
Tonight social media is all a flutter with news about the Army Corps of Engineers statement that they will not give any permit to ETP to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe. Many people think that this is a great victory and that the Water Protectors have won. But this is simply not […]
On November 28, 2016 North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple ordered that the Water Protectors leave the Oceti Sakowin Camp located north of the Cannon Ball River. In his executive order he stated: I direct state agencies, emergency service officials, and nongovernmental organizations to reduce threats to public safety by not guaranteeing the provision of emergency […]
Since September I’ve been working with the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. A big part of that work has been setting up Internet connectivity for camp. Before we even started on that, though, we sat down with members of the community at Standing Rock, most especially the elders who run […]
When you are building a piece of technology intended to help people in crisis, it’s important to think about all the ways that technology can be used that will go against the intended benefit, but there are limits to what you can plan for or mitigate. This has been a major theme of the discussions […]