Reposting from http://crisiscommons.org/blog/2010/09/04/crisiscamp-sydney-update-of-day-1/
In just a little over two weeks of planning and organizing for a weekend of geocoding and crowdsourcing, CrisisCamp Sydney organizers kicked off a rainy Saturday morning with 15 volunteers ready to do what they can to help with the reconstruction efforts in the unprecedented Pakistan floods crisis. Partner organizations that made this event happen include: Humanitarian Open Street Maps, Mozilla Drumbeat, Crisis Commons, the University of New South Wales’ Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) the Students in Free Enterprise UNSW (SIFEUNSW) and the World Bank.
As the volunteers work a video of a tutorial for mapping villages has been uploaded to Youtube.
We are expecting to work throughout the day. In the meantime, we appreciate the support and help that the Crisiscommons’ teams in Toronto and Bangkok have provided so far. In a few hours, London will be up and we hope to be able to share our work with them and get on a collaborative mode in ways that we never could have imagined without the internet.