GHC News: Grace Hopper Open Source Day Organization Spotlights: GoodSpeaks and Sahana Software Foundation
This is the second post in a five-part series highlighting the social impact organizations participating in the second annual Grace Hopper Open Source Day. We are highlighting two organizations in each issue.
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 first issue we introduced GNOME A11y and the ABI’s own Systers. In this issue we continue our series with introductions of GoodSpeaks and the Sahana Software Foundation.
The Good Speaks project is one of the local organizations that are present at Open Source Day. GoodSpeaks’ vision is to connect news stories about diseases, disasters, and crises directly to actionable and relevant Nonprofit/NGO videos that show organizations on the ground, working to improve the situation. To realize this vision, GoodSpeaks is building a dynamic semantic platform for video that will enable the organization to structure, feature and distribute nonprofit video to news sources, publishers, and to new audiences. During Open Source Day, participants can contribute by working on the Sem Web Vid tool for online, on-the-fly semantic video annotation, as well as a variety of improvements to the GoodSpeaks website, such as updating the media module and enhancing media feed (MRSS) functionality.
To learn more about what GoodSpeaks will be working on during Open Source Day and to sign up, visit their project page.
The Sahana Software Foundation was established in 2009 and is dedicated to the mission of saving lives by providing information management solutions to enable organizations and communities to respond to disasters. Sahana software has a rich feature set which can be rapidly customized in order to provide effective solutions for critical humanitarian needs both before or during crisis. Sahana software has been a critical part of the response work to disasters worldwide, including the Haiti earthquake, and is in use by by the International Federation of the Red Cross, City of Los Angeles, Portuguese National Volunteer Firefighters and other groups. By contributing to this project, participants would be able to work on bug fixes and feature enhancements for Sahana’s Eden software.
To learn more details about what Sahana Software Foundation 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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