Kiwifoo & Christchurch Earthquake

Post date: Feb 24, 2011 10:09:53 AM

This month I was lucky to be invited to the Kiwifoo, a gathering of tech and not so tech people, a wonderful place to get expired and make useful connection. However, what expired me even more, are the discussions in the Kiwifoo forum after the earthquakes in Christchurch. Immediately, participants came up with ideas for organizing accommodation, tech support, hot desk support and social media volunteering, but most importantly they made things happen! Forum members influenced Trademe to create a support forum, Google to link a resources page from their landing page, a Christchurch recovery map was put together by a team of volunteers. It's great to be a part of such an active community. New Zealand (& overseas) people strive to help so much that donation sites like Red Cross break from too much traffic (now made working!).