Twitter and Google Maps are being used in mainstream emergency management, and projects like InSTEDD will push them even farther. This session shows you what is working, what isn’t, and what’s next in Disaster Tech.
Jesse Robbins is passionate about Operations, Distributed Systems, Fault-Tolerance, and Resilient Design.
He currently serves as the Director of Infrastructure at Etelos, co-chair of the Velocity Performance & Operations Conference, and is part of O’Reilly Radar. He previously worked at Amazon.com where his title was “Master of Disaster” and where he was responsible for Website Availability.
Jesse is a volunteer Firefighter/EMT & Emergency Manager, and led a task force deployed in Operation Hurricane Katrina.
Mikel is co-Founder of Mapufacture (now part of GeoCommons), and specializes in Open Geospatial and Wiki technologies. He’s been active in the standardization of GeoRSS and in the OpenStreetMap collaborative mapping project, and several open source projects. He’s developed two of the first Wikis in use at the UN. Previously, Mikel worked as senior developer of My Yahoo! and researched evolutionary models of ecosystems for an MSc at the University of Sussex.