Convergence: How Mobile, Cloud and Open Source Come Together to Save Lives
Mobile and cloud technology are changing the business world - how about disaster preparedness? Join Richard Campbell as he tells his story of software, hardware, and charity that ultimately has led him to the Humanitarian Toolbox (htbox.org). The Humanitarian Toolbox is an open-source initiative to build software for disaster preparedness and response – both for the Non-Governmental Organizations that are involved in disaster relief, the citizen volunteers that donate their time to assist during a disaster, and the potential disaster victims themselves. Richard will take you along on his journey of the convergence of mobile, cloud, and open-source software to help save lives.
Speaker: Richard Campbell, Microsoft MVP
Richard Campbell wrote his first line of code in 1977. His career has spanned the computing industry both on the hardware and software sides, development and operations. He was a co-founder of Strangeloop Networks, acquired by Radware in 2013 and was on the board of directors of Telerik which was acquired by Progress Software in 2014. Today he is a consultant and advisor to a number of successful technology firms and is the founder and chairman of Humanitarian Toolbox (www.htbox.org), a public charity that builds open source software for disaster relief. Richard is also the host of two podcasts: .NET Rocks! (www.dotnetrocks.com) and RunAs Radio (www.runasradio.com)