In earlier crises around the world, members of NYC’s tech community have stepped up to build solutions to help with relief efforts. Now, the crisis is literally in our own backyard. In the face of tremendous challenges in the days and weeks and months ahead, we have an opportunity to contribute our unique capabilities to help those who need assistance with their technology needs, and to build better ways to assist those who are coordinating relief efforts. New Yorkers have shown time and again what they are really made of when faced with adversity. Now is our time to shine.
There are already an impressive array of efforts underway. The speed with which these early efforts have come together speaks to just how capable we are of doing more. I want to talk to anyone who wants to hack on solutions in the Prospect Heights / Park Slope area over the next day or so. Fill out the NYTM form below or ping me directly! Here’s a breakdown of the major efforts I’ve discovered so far:
NY Tech Meetup Coordination
- If you’re in the tri-state area and have technical tools, skills, or other resources that you can share, fill out the form here!
- UPDATE: If you NEED tech assistance, or know someone who does, fill out THIS form now!
- Tweet it up here!
NY Tech Responds
#HurricaneHackers key links:
- Live wiki page for general volunteers: http://notes.occupy.net/p/SandyVolunteer