updated with message from Jesse:
For the past few years I have been trying to find ways that technology can be used to "Serve those that Serve Others".
Last week I spoke about some of the lessons learned from my deployment during Operation Hurricane Katrina at a technology conference called the Web2.0 Summit. Video is now available, and I thought you might be interested in watching it:
Please send me your thoughts, feedback, and ideas... and help me spread the word.
Here's Jesse's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesse Robbins refined his web chops at Amazon.com, eventually earning the title of “Master of Disaster”. He was responsible for Website Availability for every property bearing the Amazon brand.
Currently, he's the CEO of a start-up in stealth mode, and is the co-chair of the Velocity Web Performance & Operations Conference and contributes to the O’Reilly Radar.
Robbins is also volunteer Firefighter/EMT and Emergency Manager, and led a task force deployed in Operation Hurricane Katrina.
In this High Order Bit talk from Web Summit 2.0 2008, Robbins uses examples from his Katrina experiences and other high-profile events to talk about the different learning curves for emergency services managers and Web 2.0 experts, to address the question: When and where are Web 2.0 useful in disaster response? What is necessary for disaster services professionals and Web 2.0 professionals to learn from each other?
(I'm not fully confident the embed code will work, so here's the direct link: http://web20summit.blip.tv/file/1446474/)
disclosure: Jesse Robbins is my nephew, and I'm darned proud of him.