FORA.tv Speaker - Brent Woodworth

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Biography

Brent Woodworth is Chairman of the Sahana Software Foundation and President of the Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation. He has led on-site disaster response and recovery efforts in over 70 major events and 49 countries. U.S. response efforts include the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, Oklahoma City Bombing, the 9-11 World Trade Center Attack, Hurricane Katrina, and multiple flooding, wind, and fire events. His leadership in international humanitarian systems has helped make Sahana the most successful open source system of its type.

Sahana is a Free and Open Source Disaster Management system. It is a web based collaboration tool that addresses the common coordination problems during a disaster from finding missing people, managing aid, managing volunteers, tracking camps effectively between Government groups, the civil society (NGOs) and the victims themselves. Operating in 27 countries, the software program has received multiple FOSS industry awards, and has been selected by numerous UN agencies as a desired platform. Mr. Woodworth is also an author, well known speaker, and a member of several government research committees and advisory boards.

1 Program

Advancing the New Machine: Database & Data Management

04.26.11 | 01:29:20 min | 0 comments