The Field Guide to Aiding in Natural Disasters and Deploying Life-Saving Code


As an open-source and mobile developer, I’ve had the opportunity to work on some unique projects in places where both man-made and natural disasters have severely affected people and communities. During my time in Haiti working with organizations helping those impacted by the devastating 2010 earthquake, for example, I learned how to take on challenges to assist those in need and simultaneously cope with more adversity than the average development project would require.

After the earthquake and through my experiences with other projects, I learned a lot about the deployment of mobile capabilities and devices after a natural disaster. Here are some important considerations, particularly for developers who might be considering creating solutions for the Call for Code.

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