GHC News: Grace Hopper Open Source Day: Organization Spotlight – Google Crisis Response and Shared Learning Collaborative
This is the third post in a five-part series highlighting the social impact organizations participating in the second annual Grace Hopper Open Source Day .
Grace Hopper Open Source Day introduces conference attendees to the wonderful world of open source software and is an opportunity to collaborate with your fellow attendees to write software for one of ten open source software projects, all of which have a humanitarian or social good focus. Attendees of all skill and experience levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. In the previous issues, our readers have been introduced to GNOMEA11y, Systers, GoodSpeaks and SahanaFoundation. In this issue we continue our series with introductions of Google Crisis Response and the Shared Learning Collaborative.
Google Crisis Response is a one of the initiatives from Google.org that uses Google’s strengths in technology for humanitarian efforts. The focus of Google Crisis Response is to make critical information more accessible in times of disaster. Their team will be mentoring attendees on a project called the CAPvalidatortool. Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) is an international standard that government and emergency agencies use to encode alerting information for public broadcasting. The CAP validator is an open-source tool that lets these agencies verify that their alert feed is compliant with the latest CAP standards. During the Open Source Day, contributors will be adding features to the CAP validator tool.
To learn more about what Google Crisis Response will be working on during Open Source Day and to sign up, visit their project page.
Shared Learning Collaborative (SLC) is an alliance of states, foundations, educators, content providers, developers and vendors who are passionate about using technology to improve education. SLC is building a set of shared open source technology services that will allow states and districts to connect student data and education materials, in order to effectively integrate them for educators, parents and students. Currently, this data exists in different locations and variety of formats. The open source technology that SLC is building will use Common Core State Standards in order to store the data in a unique format and will provide APIs to allow efficient retrieval of data for institutions and students.
To learn more details about what Shared Learning Collaborative will be working on during Open Source Day and to sign up, visit their project page.
You can find the full list of participating projects here.
You must be registered for the Grace Hopper Conference in order to attend. For full details on registration, visit the Grace Hopper Open Source Day page. We hope to see you there!
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