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John Crowley

John Crowley
Research Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and STAR-TIDES

Website | @jcrowley

John coordinates a community of developers who build solutions for big problems in humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations. One of those issues is how to create a bridge between governments, NGOs, and stressed populations using crowdsourcing and other forms of collective intelligence.

Supporting the STAR-TIDES initiative at the National Defense University, he led a tiger team to connect crowdsourcing communities with the U.S. Southern Command’s emergency operations centre during the Haiti response. Between earthquakes, John coordinates the “Camp Roberts” RELIEF experiments through the Naval Postgraduate School—a program that gathers participants from responder communities and challenges them to swarm around shared problems. Through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, John is expanding an existing program in crisis mapping to include the theory and practice around collective intelligence for response operations.

John holds an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was the Robert C. Seamans Fellow in Science, Technology, and Public Policy. He also holds masters and bachelors degrees in intellectual history and music from Boston University. He tweets at @jcrowley.

Sessions

Plenary
Location: Ballroom III - VI Level: Novice
Jeffrey Johnson (Open Solutions Group), John Crowley (Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and STAR-TIDES), Schuyler Erle (SimpleGeo)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 7 ratings)
After the earthquake in Haiti, a community of crisis mappers started to prove what can be done when gifted minds channel their energies into a collective effort. This session will highlight the efforts of many individuals and will testify to the lessons derived from their efforts. Read more.