In the years between studying GIS and learning Drupal, I worked with homeless adults as a mental health street outreach worker at the Downtown Emergency Service Center in Seattle, WA. I witnessed the empowerment and freedom that open source technology can provide to nonprofits and humanitarian efforts via DESC’s entirely OS IT infrastructure and homegrown system, CHASERS. I want to learn as much as I can to be an ansible between the development and application of open source tools to serve the community.
In April 2009 I finished an Americorps voluntary national service term with the City of Gresham Maps and Data Service Program, where I had the opportunity to coordinate the development of the Rose City Resource website as my capstone Americorps project in concert with the PDX Drupal User Group, which I am a proud, yet only an egg, member of.
I’m also a co-founder of the newly hatched Portland Open Source Geospatial User Group. Map geeks unite!
I like learning, coffee, traveling, the sun, good riddims, social justice, maps, scifi, community, hammocks, the Horde, and open source technology for good. So say we all.
Sessions for this user
Panel: Organization, coordination, and implementation of a volunteer community open source project: http://rosecityresource.org (by PDX Drupal UG)
|Sarah Beecroft, Molly Vogt, Joaquin Lippincott, Melissa Anderson, Israel Bayer|
Proposals for this user
We will assemble four community organizers and four open source experts and moderate a discussion focusing on the information needs of the community leaders and possible open source solutions.
|Culture||2009-03-26 23:30:24 +0000|
|Webb Sprague, Sarah Beecroft, Ken Tanzer, Jonathan Hedstrom|