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Join Us: Innovation for Disaster Preparedness

In addition to the showing support for our Call to Action for Data Stewards and our first Innovator Challenge, there are many other ways to get involved:

  • Share your tech and innovation news, ideas, and more on social media with #disastertech
  • Consider how technology and innovation can support building a kit and making a plan
  • Download free apps & tools that can help with disaster preparedness
  • Learn how you can participate in America’s PrepareAthon! and visit Ready.gov for tips and updates
  • Share an Innovator Challenge statement or any ideas where innovations in technology can be applied to improve disaster preparedness by emailing disastertech@ostp.gov

Developers can also:

  • Use our open datasets to provide products or services for disaster preparedness
  • Build upon existing open source apps and tools
  • Host a data jam or civic hackathon to build solutions for identified challenges
  • Share your projects with us at disastertech@ostp.gov

Tech Entrepreneurs can also:

  • Host a workshop for defining challenge statements and potential solutions
  • Host a data jam or civic hackathon to build solutions for identified challenges
  • Have a conversation with innovation experts, discussing technology gaps and opportunities
  • Share your projects with us at disastertech@ostp.gov

Government Officials can also:

  • Identify and share challenge statements with us at disastertech@ostp.gov
  • Consider how innovation and technology can help your team and any collaborative projects
  • Host a workshop for defining challenge statements and potential solutions
  • Have a conversation with innovation experts, discussing technology gaps and opportunities
  • Consider testing an emerging or existing tool as part of a training or exercise

First Responders can also:

  • Identify and share challenge statements with us at disastertech@ostp.gov
  • Consider how innovation and technology can help your teams (and partner with other stakeholders)
  • Consider having an innovation team member “shadow” responders for a day to identify places where technology could help
  • Consider testing an emerging or existing tool as part of a training or exercise

Survivors can also:

  • Share your story with us at disastertech@ostp.gov
  • Consider how innovation and technology can help you
  • Join a virtual network to access information and resources
  • Have a conversation with innovation experts and other stakeholders interested in providing assistance

Journalists can also:

  • Help capture stories from survivors, first responders, and other stakeholders
  • Identify and share insight about opportunities where technology and innovation are needed
  • Distill and share information in the wake of a disaster

Volunteers can also:

  • Consider how innovation and technology can help you serve communities before, during, and after disasters
  • Share your story with us at disastertech@ostp.gov
  • Consider both in-person and digital volunteering
  • Consider using technology to better organize your volunteer network
  • Your Idea Here!