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Pretty cool! Next week civic hackers and first responders will convene to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with dozens of new emergency apps.
This from Emergency Management…
On Feb. 7-8, the International Disaster Conference & EXPO (IDCE) will host the #DisasterTech Hackathon, an event that partners first-hand input from emergency responders with the tech-savvy skills of civic technologists. Possible apps and digital solutions will be tailored to such topics as public engagement, volunteerism, disaster preparedness and community resilience. Key to the two-day event is an emphasis on using information in new ways and through new channels — communication tactics that enable faster decision-making during crisis.