Recruiting talented programmers to help build useful apps that will help coordinate rescue efforts
Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, devastated the Philippines last week, killing up to 10,000 people. Relief efforts are now underway, including one by the Geeklist Corps of Developers, which is recruiting coders, product managers and other tech experts from around the world to build tools that will help coordinate rescue efforts, enable crisis communication and make sure emergency supplies and food are quickly distributed to areas in need.
The initiative is working with the government of the Philippines to deploy and start using finished projects. Kat Borlongan, the initiative’s coordinator, tells me that they are searching for designers, developers, product managers and social media experts to help out.
“We have a lot of volunteers with their hearts in the right place with little to no experience in any of this, so product managers specialized in virtual collaboration are needed. Also, at the…
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