Join us on Sunday, Nov 4th at 10am at Geoloqi HQ for an all-day Crisis Commons and wearable computing hackathon! This two track hackathon has something for everyone, and we’re excited to host it at Geoloqi HQ!
It’s free! You can participate as an individual or a team. Breakfast and coffee will be available in the morning, and we’ll head to the food carts for lunch.
About the Wearable Computing Hackathon
The wearable computing hackathon is for those comfortable with soldering and working with electronics.
Bring your own equipment
Though we’ll have a Makey Makey, Lilypad Arduino, some soldering irons and other equipment, this hackathon theme is for those more familiar with electronics that have some of their own equipment. We recommend bringing a soldering iron and some kind of kit or electronic components and breadboards at the very least.
Don’t have your own electronic equipment? Join the Crisis Commons Hackathon! (See details below).
About the Crisis Commons Hackathon
Do you want to help with Sandy response? Come design, code, and learn with other people this weekend at CrisisCamp! CrisisCamps are hosted in a barcamp style where great minds come together to share their knowledge and expertise for social good.
If you’re a developer, make sure your programs are up to date. Learn how github works. Learn about potential projects at http://www.hurricanehackers.com/projects. There will also be talks by local Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on how technology can be used (and not) in this situations. If you’re a designer or otherwise, come prepared with ideas and help create usable interfaces!
This event is free and open to the public. You don’t have to be technical to volunteer time. Also, you may show up at anytime during the day for as long as you wish – although obviously we will get the most done with the most people there.
CrisisCamps this weekend
Portland, OR, in conjunction with CyborgCamp : http://portland.cyborgcamp.com/
Seattle, WA : http://sandycrisiscampsea.eventbrite.com
Don’t see your city listed? If you have a venue lined up, ping firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you set up. Once venues are live, we’ll add them to this list.
CrisisCamp brings together domain experts, developers, and first responders around improving technology and practice for humanitarian crisis management and disaster relief. Each and every day, people across the world can find themselves in crisis. Whether it be for a day, a month or an area of social distress, we all have a common need to connect with loved ones, access information and offer assistance to others.
Update: due to demand we opened an additional 20 slots!
- Doors open at 10:00am with breakfast and coffee.
- Coding will stop at 5:30pm, and teams and individuals will demo their apps.
- Cleanup and after-events. Likely at the Lotus.
920 SW 3rd Ave #400
Portland, OR 97204
Who Should Attend?
Hardware hackers, Ruby, Python, PHP, web developers, coders, interaction designers, graphic designers and anyone who has a passion to code, hack or conceptualize applications that will free (or otherwise enhance) the accessibility and usefulness of government-shared data or wearable technology.
Although the sprint takes place on Nov 4th after CyborgCamp Portland, you don’t have to be attending the conference to join us.
Participation is free and open to anyone with an interest in design or coding… we just ask that you register in advance so we know how many we need to accommodate.