Open Mobile Consortium Barcamp


On October 24, 2009, we participated in the First Open Mobile Camp,the first barcamp of the Open Mobile Consortium at UNICEF office in UN Plaza, New York City. It was organized by the Open Mobile Consortium and the Humanitarian FOSS Project. We got to meet a lot of people there, share ideas on how to work together on making mobile platform more open and more importantly, more useful. Hey, we even got to give an interview! Check it out.

We got to meet a lot of people there. Meeting great people like Nathan Freitas of the Guardian Project was very interesting. An interesting project that hit home was the EpiCollect project from the Spatial Edimology lab at Imperial College, London. They have cool Android and iPhone applications that researchers can use to collect data of infectious disease and produce them on a map.

If you watched the video, you probably figured that we focused quite a bit on the Ad-hoc capabilities of POSIT. We had a fun time discussing what kind of situations can this solution be used and got some great insights from people like Robert Kirkpatrick who have actually worked on real disaster scenarios. We are looking forward to more conference (oops, unconferences :p) of this kind in the future. Here are some pictures from the event.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/44790572@N05/sets/72157622849122118/

Note: This was cross posted from: http://posit.hfoss.org/open-mobile-consortium-barcamp

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