Reflab will participate to the Random Hacks of Kindness, in Trento (Italy) the 4th and the 5th of June 2011.
Random Hacks of Kindness is a community of innovation using practical open technology to make the world a better place.
"Italy's first hackathon event will take place on June 4th and 5th at Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Trento, Italy. Throughout the weekend, we will be coding around problems related to natural disaster risk and climate change. RHoK has been working with subject matter experts around the world to develop problem statements addressing global disaster risk and climate change challenges. These problem statements will be the hacking challenges thrown out to the developers at the RHoK hackathon."
The worldwide initiative counts now 509 Members, 32 Problems, 29 Events and already 1 Solution.
Happy hacking for Humanity to everyone!
More on Rhok event: http://www.rhok.org/
CrisisCamp, will be the 27th, 28th & 29th of May 2011, Paris.
"This event aims to bring together the European members of the worldwide community of CrisisCamp and promote its development in Europe.
Among the objectives of these three days of meetings and events in Paris : to share best practices and tools for citizen mobilization during an emergency (social networking, mapping, etc. ...), to present concrete examples (Haiti, Côte d'Ivoire, Japan, Italy, etc. ...), deepen in debates and workshops, some aspects of crisis management (before, during and after), and in general, awareness of the usefulness of new technologies in a crisis.
This event is open to all players in the field of humanitarian action and urgency who want to learn more and participate in the global movement of CrisisCommons."
We are very happy to participate to the summit and contribute with our experience and technology in the area of crisis management.
See more on Summit of European CrisisCamps: https://sites.google.com/site/eucrisiscampmay2011
Following our developments on Online Offline Publishing, we are recently developed a demo/proof of concept for Data Collection.
Based on the lesson learned with OOPS technology, we have prepared a very simple but complete proof of concept: it is a first page of a survey for a Food Security Assesment, optimized for tablets and mobile devices.
The application is 100% web based, thus cross-platform and cross-device, but works offline, as it is aimed to the fields. Simply accessing the URL downloads locally the entire application. The demo use WebSQL (HTML5 Storage) or Google Gears enabled browsers to store both the application and the data offline. The 'upload' button is a fake to show the behavior when the user wants to send the data to the online server. It's also very easy to distribute, install, update, and a local server could be used to distribute the application and then collect the data without Internet connectivity.
Embedded in recent browsers, the application can use an integrated GPS of the device, again using HTML5 standards.
Usability will be the key in developing such applications, and would greatly benefit from all guidelines and best practices in web application design and web form design.
See the DEMO page: http://www.reflab.com/survey/#index
FOI 2011, will be in Florence the 20th and the 21st of June 2011.
"Frontiers of Interaction is a hybrid show that attracts inspiring international speakers and Italian talents, creating a bridge between Europe and Silicon Valley (digital cultural “hot spots” around the world). Frontiers is an event born in Academia; and since its birth it always benefited of the presence of professors, top students and researchers that brought the conference forward-thinking ideas and fresh talent that now represent nearly the 20% of our audience. Given our proved ability to anticipate technology waves (we’ve done so speaking about web 2.0 in 2004, about Second Life in 2006 and about Internet of Things in 2008) We are a conference for think leaders coming from all around Europe and abroad."
We are very happy to participate to the this great event and get as much as possible inspiration to continue to be innovative, every day!