Crisis Cleanup to be presented at Google I/O

A nonprofit website that grew out of Hurricane Sandy has drawn the attention of Google's Crisis Response team.

Crisis Cleanup view of Sandy From the @CrisisCleanup Twitter feed.

A platform invented locally to assist with coordinating Hurricane Sandy recovery will be presented at the chief developer conference for Google on June 26, according to the organization’s blog.

The platform, called Crisis Cleanup, has since helped coordinate similar recovery efforts all over the world.

We covered Crisis Cleanup in January. The basic idea of the platform is to track, house by house, where services are needed and where they have been provided, so that canvassers and other workers don’t waste energy hitting a space twice.

Google product manager Payal Patel will discuss Crisis Cleanup in her talk, which is titled “Transforming democracy and disasters with APIs.”

Companies: Crisis Cleanup / Google
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