This weekend, volunteer hackers and technologists convened at CrisisCamps in over 10 cities and virtually online to assist in developing tools to assist the ongoing response and recovery for people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Collaborating in realtime over Skype, IRC, Wiki, Hackpad, and likely more these volunteers worked on over a dozen projects to assist people in finding &reporting open gas stations, identify building damage, room sharing, getting kids back to school, and a lot more you can read about on the wiki. For the more visually inclided, Willow from Geeks Without Bounds made a great Prezi.

There will likely be more CrisisCamps coming up in the future that you can join. If you just have a computer and internet connection you can help.

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One Response to CrisisCamp Sandy

  1. Hi,

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    Wheresmytime is a time tracking app, which runs in the background and records the time you spend in each location. Your time is then displayed on the map with the accuracy and the time period you choose.
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    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wheresmytime.wmt

    Many thanks,
    Wheresmytime Team