Sure, the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (SFDEM) is a government agency, but that doesn't mean we aren't into social innovation. As early adopters of social media, we hold true to a cultural value that technology and how we as a society use it, should be integrated into the principles of emergency management methodology (to meet the masses where they are). This principle is why we are are going to Austin where we will participate in THE place for technology meet ups--the SXSW Interactive. And this year SFDEM is hitting the Austin streets to stage our own meet up.
On Sunday, March 10 - SFDEM staffers will host Sh*t Happens: Technology and Disasters Meet Up. It's an opportunity to catch the eye of technologists interested in civic technologies that aid populations during disasters. And don't worry if you can't make it - send us a tweet @em4sf or @UrbanAreaAlicia, use #diztech or just drop a comment on this post. We are happy to bring your thoughts to the group at large. And be sure to let us know if you will be going, too!
Thank you for making this an opportunity to share and grow in the intersection of technology and disasters.