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#132 Open Source Tech at the American Red Cross

Jim McGowan will demonstrate how the American Red Cross has transitioned from managing daily disaster responses with paper, Word docs and Excel spreadsheets to a volunteer-created, open source, incident management and responder scheduling application.

DCSOps (short for Disaster Cycle Services Operations) is used to dispatch and track more than 2,300 disasters annually in the 13-county Greater Chicago Region and has recently been deployed in New York and Los Angeles.

Leadership Council Meeting #7

Will have our 7th open leadership discussion at 8pm after the group breakouts get started. This meeting is for anyone who is interested in being involved in running the hack night, taking on new projects, or doing training sessions.

If you’d like to bring up a topic, add it to the agenda.

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