[drupal-devel] Disaster Relief: Projects we need help with

Kieran Lal kieran at civicspacelabs.org
Sun Sep 4 02:42:33 UTC 2005

Hello, there are several efforts ongoing to provide technical  
assistance to the Relief Effort.  For a general overview, read David  
Geilhufe blog here: http://blog.social-source.com

We have created a Katrina development list which you can subscribe to  
if you are reading this from a forwarded email: katrinadev- 
subscribe at civicspacelabs.org

I see several efforts going on.  Let me list them in order of  
priority as I understand them and then you all can correct me.

1)schema/dictionary for missing person data.  http://zesty.ca/ 
katrina/- Lead Ping Yee and Jon Plax

2)Get an RSS standard. http://www.afallstardjs.com/test.xml -Jon Plax

3)Identify data sources: http://del.icio.us/tag/peoplefinder.   
Volunteers needed to move this list: http://neworleansnetwork.org/ 
node/22 to the peoplefinder tag.  John Lebowsky and Ethan Zuckerman.

4)We need data: David NewBerger:thegeekguy at gmail.com and Tony Chang:  
tony at ponderer.org are working on crawlers.  Crawlers should post  
their efforts here:  http://www.omidyar.net/group/katrinarefugee/news/2/

5)Accomodation matcher.  Michael Haggerty is coding away on modifying  
event finder to help.  I have posted a accommodation spec here:  

6)Remotely acquired data can be posted over HTTP POST to the New  
Orleans Network CiviCRM contact database. Dave Greenberg.  http:// 

7)http://neworleansnetwork.org a Drupal/CivicSpace site with CiviCRM  
customized as a people finder application.

8)Chris Holland and Josh Kleinpeter are looking for a dedicated  
crawler that they can point at a list of people sites.  If you have a  
search appliance you can donate some cycles to please contact them.

If you can please post to the katrinadev list and let us know what  
you can do.


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