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Fwd: Upcoming ICT4D Events in Cambridge

From: Chris F.
Sent on: Thursday, February 14, 2013 7:33 PM


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Upcoming ICT4D Events in Cambridge
Date: 	Thu, 14 Feb[masked]:52:13 +0000
From: 	The Humanitarian Centre <[address removed]>
Reply-To: 	[address removed]
To: 	humanitariancentre+[­address removed]

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     The Humanitarian Centre

Dear all,

On Thursday 21 February, join developer Richard Dent for an introduction
to Crowd Aid Exchange

and a discussion on the use of peer-to-peer social networking technology
to empower people before, during and after disasters.

And register now to put your skills to use solving real food security
challenges at the Innovation and Development Hackathon . 

Last year's Global Health Hackathon generated some incredible,
innovative ideas. A couple of the ideas have since even moved into
prototype phase. The teams will be multidisciplinary, and we definitely
welcome ICT thinking and approaches.

If you have any questions, please get in contact with Anne Radl at
[address removed]
<mailto:[address removed]>, or phone +44 (0)[masked] 885.

Hope to see you soon!
Anne and the Humanitarian Centre Team


  1. Thursday 21 February: Peer to peer social networking for disaster
     relief - Introducing Crowd Aid Exchange <#item1>
  2. Register now for the Innovation and Development Hackathon: Saturday
     16 March <#item2>

       1. Thursday 21 February: Peer to peer social networking for
       disaster relief - Introducing Crowd Aid Exchange

*Event: *Peer to peer social networking for disaster relief -
Introducing Crowd Aid Exchange
*Date:* Thursday, February 21st, *Time:* 5:30pm - 7pm
*Venue:* University of Cambridge Sociology Department, Sociology Seminar
Room, Free School Lane
*Register (and find out more):* crowdaidexchange . e­ventbrite . com

Crowd Aid Exchange is a new project, developed by Cambridge graduate
student Richard Dent, to realise technology's potential to provide
secure resource trading, people finding, news aggregation and efficient
communication for isolated people.

As climate change-related disasters continue to push governments and
NGOs' resources beyond capacity, Crowd Aid Exchange looks to the power
of the populace to help one another find effective, efficient solutions
to problems that occur during disaster situations.

Crowd Aid Exchange builds on a rapidly growing sector of crowd source
technology which includes Google Response, Ushahidi and American Red
Cross's digital operations.

The event will include a 45 minute talk about the project by developer
Richard Dent, including highlights from existing platforms and academic
research in this field. A panel of experts will feedback on the
challenges and opportunities they see for the project, and the audience
will be invited to join the discussion.
Register to attend at: **crowdaidexchange .­ eventbrite . com*

       2. Register now for the Innovation and Development Hackathon:
       Saturday 16 March

*Event: *Innovation and Development HACKATHON
*Dates: *Challenge kicks off: Saturday 16 March, *Time*: 1-4pm, *Venue:*
Dept of Engineering

Dates: Prize reception: Saturday 23 March, *Time:* 5-7pm,*Venue: *Pitt

*Register (and find out more):***http ://inn­ovationhackathon . 
eventbrite . com/

On March 16th, team up with other enterprising students and
professionals to form 1 team, with 1 week, to find 1 new solution to 1
real development challenge.

The Hackathon ends on 23rd March when you pitch your idea to a panel of
entrepreneurs and development specialists. The team with the most
innovative, viable idea will take home a prize.

Two of the ideas from last year’s hackathon are already moving into
prototype phase, launching soon to make a real impact on poverty!

*Find out more and register to participate at: **http 
://innovationhackath­on . eventbrite . co­m*

This event is being run by the Cambridge Office of Public Engagement,
CUTEC, Cambridge Hub and the Humanitarian Centre as part of the
Cambridge Science Festival.

*The Humanitarian Centre*/
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