I apologize for the extremely late notice, but James Jones (also of Yahoo!) and I will be giving a talk at OSCON in Portland, OR which you might find interesting. Here is the relevant information:
Yahoo! Disaster Response: Being prepared for the next Katrina
After learning from the lessons of Hurricane Katrina last fall, Yahoo! saw a real void in disaster response which it felt sorely needed to be filled. This talk will outline the proposal of what Yahoo! plans to build which already has positive input from the American Red Cross, Department of Homeland Security, and other non-profit groups. We plan to capitalize on and promote existing open-source technologies, like Sahana, and new open data sharing standards to be better prepared for the next disaster. Come get a quick insight into the system and offer your feedback and comments.
James Jones, Technical Yahoo!
Jeremy Johnstone, Technical Yahoo!
Friday, July 28th, 2006
11:35am – 12:20pm
Oregon Convention Center – room E141
Please tell everyone you know who would be interested to come!
Update: room information posted