Business Objective: An umbrella website for to help the press and volunteers make sense of worldwide hackathons for Haiti earthquake relief.

Technical Challenges:

  • Scaling to handle expected traffic from the press.
  • Working with volunteers with a variety of Drupal experience – from none to pro.
  • Deadline pressure from press short volunteer availability made this a one-day project.
  • Bring in blog posts and Twitter streams from CrisisCamps worldwide.

Technical Solution: A Drupal installation to catalog projects and the wikis that support them. Built to scale on Amazon’s EC2 cloud servers. The community then followed up with expertise, stories, and video and other media. Not bad for one day’s work!

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