The tech community shows the power of positive technology by building free open-source tools that help aid relief and recovery in Haiti.
Hours about the disaster in Haiti Crisis Commons organized several nationwide events to work on numerous technology projects. The Haiti OpenStreetMap project was a direct result of this tech collaboration. It provides one of the most complete digital maps of Haiti’s roads, hospitals, triage centers and refugee camps. They also helped construct the We Have, We Need Exchange website; this is a pace where nonprofits working in Haiti can post requests and needs to find donors.
Crisis Commons is a volunteer network of technology professionals drawn together by a call to service to create technological tools and resources for responders to use in mitigating disasters and crises around the world. AWESOME!
This spirit demonstrates the Biology of Technology at its best and shows how tech can help make a difference for good. Go Team Geek!