14 March 2013
Today I met with Angela Woodall, a reporter for the Oakland Tribune. She had just been at a UASI meeting, a Bay Area organization sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security. They've been working on http://72hours.org, an emergency response information toolkit which they intend to develop interactive apps for. She wanted to discuss a crisis response app idea she and Adam Stiles had pitched at Open Data Day, and I showed her some of the ongoing efforts, including Tidepools. She was extremely interested in 510pen and the concept of mesh networks more generally, and asked a lot of background questions for a potential story. We both were uncertain of the legality of the nodes set up thus far, and wanted to ensure we wouldn't be incriminating anyone before moving forward with a publication.
- Has been covering drones for over a year.
- Emergency planning, making a donation
- Free wifi in SF - longtime effort to create free wifi access throughout SF
- CityGov App
- SNAP Mapper: mapping prices of food for places that accept SNAP food stamps.
- Community Care
- Bay Area Hacks & Hackers
- Random Hacks of Kindness
- Google Crisis Response
- LPTHW Study Group (PyLadies SF) -Python Meetup starting in SF on the 24th
- Lynn & Pamela
- Alameda County Hackathon
- Email Angela & Jonathan