The Computer Professionals Union is calling on technology experts who wish to lend their skills and talent towards the deployment of a simple monitoring application for an NGO whose expertise is disaster response.
According to the CPU, the monitoring app will serve as “a grassroots monitoring tool for natural and man-made disasters in the country. We hope to create an alternative data source based on community reports of affected areas”.
More information about this volunteer project may be found here. It would be interesting to integrate Plurk, Twitter and WordPress into this app.
Once deployed, the app will be managed and maintained by the Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC).