Teams of tech-savvy people helping Haiti aid effort from afar
137 programmers and software developers filled the offices of Washington’s Sunlight Foundation this weekend. It’s an ad hoc assembly of technology types eager to help out Haiti. People are able to help with aspects of relief from identifying places for the geolocation team, to language translation.
Notably, Organizer Clay Johnson says the goal is to create more transparency and accountability so Haitians have the tools to challenge corruption, saying, ‘If technology is embraced by the NGO community in doing stuff down there, then that makes data easier to track, it makes it easier to figure out what activity is happening and what’s going where’.
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