Ignite: How Crowdsourcing Changed Disaster Relief Forever

Schuyler Erle (SimpleGeo)
Ignite
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In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, a loosely coordinated group of volunteers accomplished something no one had ever done before: Mapping a country in the midst of a humanitarian crisis… from thousands of miles away.

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Schuyler Erle

SimpleGeo

Schuyler Erle has been a Free Software developer and evangelist for over a dozen years. He was a co-author of ‘Mapping Hacks’ and ‘Google Maps Hacks’. Schuyler was also a co-founder of the OpenLayers and TileCache projects, and is a charter member of the OSGeo Foundation. Schuyler currently resides in San Francisco, where he designs and builds new and exotic geospatial technology at SimpleGeo.

Around the world human experiences are shared through dynamic and engaging talks called Ignite. In exactly five minutes using exactly 20 slides Ignite speakers share personal and professional passions though thought-provoking, and lightening-fast, presentations on life, robots, and beyond. Web 2.0 Summit has scoured the globe to find you the best of the best Ignites, hand-selected by Ignite Show host and co-founder Brady Forrest, and conference chair John Battelle. Enjoy!

  • Comcast
  • Bing
  • BlackBerry by Research In Motion
  • Dell
  • Yahoo!
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Canaan Partners
  • iStockphoto
  • Ixaris
  • Meebo
  • Quova
  • TokBox
  • Unity Medical
  • Visa
  • .CO
  • Aperture
  • Ask.com
  • Omidyar Network
  • SendGrid
  • TriNet HR Corporation
  • Wyse Technology
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