- Short description
OpenCrisisBoard is an open-source ready-to-deploy application that builds community resilience by letting users communicate on needs-focused message boards, such as Volunteering Services (Think grocery delivery for elderly) and other needs like Medication, Food & Water, Shelter, and more.
The boards only allow for sign-ups via Facebook or Twitter accounts, and not anonymous or email-based accounts, avoiding the spread of misinformation by letting users easily vet the source of the information.
The primary goal is for it to be a good source of important information for communities. The secondary goal is to connect users amongst questions and needs that government services currently does not account for, such as volunteer-based child care (in a safe way) as well as grocery delivery for elderly.
- Who is already working on this
Our team previously worked on the Ebola response and has experience deploying humanitarian technology. Please reach out if this is of interest - our team will work with your team and partners like Facebook and Twitter to get the deployments ready for your communities.
- Tasks that need to get done
We need help with:
- development (https://github.com/crisisboard/opencrisisboard) / React + Express
- outreach to city / county officials
- Skills needed