Kate Chapman has been announced as the second keynote for #lca2014!
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Subject: [lca-announce] Second keynote speaker announced
Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:02:05 +0800
From: linux.conf.au Announcements <lca-announce(a)lists.linux.org.au>
For immediate Release.
The linux.conf.au <http://linux.conf.au> 2014 team are pleased to
announce the second keynote speaker for their conference.
Kate Chapman is the Executive Director of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is an initiative of
OpenStreetMap to apply the principles of open source and open data
sharing towards humanitarian response and economic development.
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team believes that freely available,
up-to-date geographic data can be vital in responding to a disaster.
They help communities and responders to utilize the OpenStreetMap data,
and encourage them to contribute and update the data.
Over the past two years Kate has been primarily based in Indonesia where
she has lead the AusAID funded HOT program. The program Scenario
Development for Contingency Planning (SD4CP) is a joint initiative of
the Indonesian and Australian governments through BNPB (Indonesian
Disaster Management Agency) and AusAID that aims to teach disaster
mangers how to develop realistic impact scenario for contingency
planning. HOT teaches disaster mangers to spatially analysis the
combination of scientific hazard model outputs with community knowledge
through the open-source software InaSAFE (Indonesia Scenario Assessment
For Emergencies). OpenStreetMap is one of the keys elements of this
procedure, as it allows the disaster mangers to draw on community
knowledge to identify important buildings such as schools and hospitals
that potentially be impacted during a disaster.
We're really pleased to have Kate coming to talk with us as her personal
efforts and her teams work represents an organization that we can really
hold up as a shining example of how the open source model truly does work.
linux.conf.au <http://linux.conf.au> is an annual open source conference
organised by Linux Australia. In 2014 the conference will be held in
Perth, Western Australia from the 6th January to the 10th.
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