CrisisCamp Paris : Hacking 4 Gaza


location Simplon.co | 10 AM-7 PM Saturday 23 August 2014 (CET)

Creating tech solutions to support people in Gaza

The critical situation the people of Gaza endure at the moment has led people from across the planet to seek ways of helping. Some people join demonstration or donate money while others share articles on facebook. We, as developers, think there is something more we can do!

We believe we can harness the power of technology in order to create concrete solutions that would help de-escalate the situation. By combining the force of a host of tech wizards, we are sure we can contribute in a positive way potentially impacting the lives of thousands of people,

This one-day event revolves around three main themes:

  1. Building emergency relief solutions that could be used on the ground by palestinians and/or NGOs and emergency units.
  2. Facilitating dialogue between all parties offline and online
  3. Raising awareness globally and informaing citizens and policy-makers

For instance, some of the projects that we are going to work on includes:

  • A Crisis map of Palestine and Isreal territory
  • Annotating press articles in order to provide unbiased access to information
  • Helping with organizing community translations
  • Designing an infographics to covey critical information

We will continue the actions taken in Berlin and Algiers

Agenda

09:30 Doors open
10:00 Welcome address + overview of the situation in Gaza
10:30 Presentations of the actions taken in Berlin an Algiers + Forming teams
11:00 Hacking starts
13:00 Lunch
18:00 Hacking ends
18:30 Demos
19:00 Drinks and networking

Although this event is mainly for developers, we encourage artists, designers, videographers, meme creators…to join. Your talent, skills and ideas are all welcome!

If you feel concerned by the situation and would love to contribute in a meaningful way, please don’t hesitate to join us on Saturday 23rd!

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Hosts

Location

Simplon.co

55 Rue de Vincennes, Montreuil, France

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