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GHC 2011 Open Source Day Projects

Listed below are the organizations you can work with during the 2011 Grace Hopper Open Source Day. Please read through each organization's project(s) and choose one (and only one) organization you would like to work with. Each project page has a signup table where you can sign up. Please contact if you have any questions. Thank you!

Google Crisis Response Team makes critical information more accessible around natural disasters and humanitarian crises. Google Person Finder provides an open platform for people to log queries and enter updates about missing persons. Participants will work on fixing known issues in Person Finder, adding unit tests to allow faster development during crisis, making UI improvements and implementing small features.

The Haitian Women’s Peer-to-Peer Network is connecting women by integrating mobile and open-source applications with ubiquitous technology such as community radio and local women’s networks. Our project is a collaboration with Haitian women ICT students who are participating via Skype. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate on several apps, including developing a FrontlineSMS voice plug-in, creating a project wiki, and customizing the OpenStreetMap platform.

Humanitarian Open Street Map is a web project to create a free and open map of the entire world, built entirely by volunteers surveying with GPS, digitizing aerial imagery, and collecting and liberating existing public sources of geographic data,,acting acting as a bridge between the traditional Humanitarian Responders and the OpenStreetMap Community.

Kids on Computers works to provide free computers and free and open source software to disadvantaged kids and schools around the world. Our projects for the codeathon are an Installfest where we set up Edubuntu on donated systems and an Inventory Management System where we build a database-backed web application to manage and track donations.

Sahana Eden is a flexible open source humanitarian platform with a rich feature set to provide effective solutions for critical humanitarian needs management, either prior to, or during, a crisis. Eden can be rapidly customized to adapt to existing processes and to integrate with existing systems. Eden is designed for most organizations and agencies engaged in humanitarian activities, including UN agencies, NGOs and government agencies, and provides solutions to challenges involved in resource management, information management, coordination, decision support and stakeholder communications.

Systers is the world’s largest email community of technical women in computing. The Systers project supports the community through the enhancement and maintenance of a customized version of GNU Mailman. Bug fixes and new feature work is available for all skill levels including those new to open source.

Local Portland Projects

Portland has a great tradition of community developed software created for civic good. Work with one of the projects below to learn how you can create technical solutions for local community civic needs.

An open source community calendaring platform. Install it and provide your local community with an easy way to share events. This project was started because community members realized there were so many Portland tech events happening that it was impossible to keep track of them. A community effort was launched to build a common platform to make it easy to find and share events. Source Code Sample Site

An open source community directory platform. Install it and provide your local community with a directory of people, organizations, projects and resources. This project was started because there were so many awesome Portland tech people, groups, projects and organizations to keep track of. A community effort was launched to build a common platform to make it easy to find and share this information. Source Code Sample Site

* Open Conference Ware An open source conference support platform. Install it and provide your event with a way to accept session proposals for various topic tracks, let the community comment on them, let selection committee members vote on them, select proposals as sessions, specify their rooms and times, and publish the resulting sessions, speaker bios and schedules. A community effort was launched to build a common platform to support the needs of Ignite Portland lightning talk event, Open Source Bridge conference, and others. Source Code Sample Site

ghc11projects.txt · Last modified: 2011/11/12 14:24 by jenred