Spent the first part of this week at Soul of the New Machine, a conference on human rights and technology in Berkeley. Good presentations, tons of interesting discussions, all kinda artifacted in the twitter stream. Ran into so many friends from the field here .. I gotta say, I absolutely love working with these people, in such cool work.
In the exhibition hall, we had the public debut of H.O.T., the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. This is a new initiative to apply the principles and activities of open source and open data sharing towards humanitarian response and economic development. Had a great reaction to the work, discussions, and some promising directions. If you’re interested, please take a read, contribute to the wiki, register interest, email me.
I also made a poster!