The Open Humanitarian Initiative Code Sprint

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 in Conferences, Crisis Response, Events

Next week, from the 9th to the 13th of September, technologists and subject matter experts are going to get together each day at locations in Birmingham, England and Arlington, VA (near Washington, DC) to work on Open Humanitarian software.

The Open Humanitarian Initiative is a technology incubator and accelerator that will enable the sharing of data across various platforms by engaging NGO’s, tech companies and academics. The code sprint will take advantage of the open data experts who will be in Birmingham, England for the Maptember conferences to produce software that improves data sharing across organizations during disaster response. There will be scenarios to see how the data moves between different systems and then dedicated work time to improve the data flow.

OHI will bring together team members from Ushahidi, Taarifa, The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, George Washington University, and IMMAP as well as independent volunteers.

The OHI Code Sprint is sponsored by Esri, Splunk and Aston University.

You can get involved on site in England or Virginia, or remotely from anywhere in the world. Sign up to take part on the Eventbrite Page.