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  • Blog Post: Grace Hopper: Open Source Day

    By Molly Bull, Senior Communications Manager, Microsoft Disaster Response The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a gathering of women technologists, and first took place in 1994 with 500 attendees. Today – 20 years later – it celebrates a record 8,000 women and men in...
  • Blog Post: Month in Review: National Preparedness Month

    By Molly Bull, Senior Communications Manager, Microsoft Disaster Response September brought an abundance of online publications and posts, community events, and other activities focused on how you can prepare for a natural disaster. Our own Harmony Mabrey just returned from running Cannon Beach’s...
  • Blog Post: Preparedness in Portland

    By Molly Bull, Senior Communications Manager, Microsoft Disaster Response If you’ve ever been to Portland, Oregon, you likely witnessed not only a city of roses, but a city of cyclists. Portlanders seem to be as likely to have a bicycle as they would a pet. So it’s no wonder that bicycles...
  • Blog Post: What We Can Learn from West Seattle’s Emergency Communication Hubs

    By Molly Bull, Senior Communications Manager and Harmony Mabrey, Senior Operations Manager – Microsoft Disaster Response Access to information is critical in time of emergency to help connect people with resources and minimize further hazards, damage, and confusion. Communities around...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft //oneweek: "Data is My Superhero" Hackathon Project

    By Molly Bull, Senior Communications Manager, Microsoft Disaster Response Instead of holding its annual company meeting which typically takes place in September, this year Microsoft announced a new event called //oneweek which ran the entire last week of July. The event was designed to inform, inspire...
  • Blog Post: Balkan Countries Face Flooding Catastrophe

    Tanja Tatomirović, PR & Citizenship Lead, Microsoft Serbia and Montenegro Tens of thousands of people are fleeing their homes in Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia as the countries struggle to cope with the worst flooding in memory. States of Emergency have been declared by Governments, tens of thousands...
  • Blog Post: Humanitarian Toolbox clicks with Crowdsourcing and Visual Studio Online

    The idea behind crowdsourcing is that more heads are better than one. The idea behind Visual Studio Online is to easily get your project up and running in minutes on Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure. By combining these powerful ideas, a disaster-relief organization called Humanitarian Toolbox was...
  • Blog Post: Putting Technology to Work for Disaster Response

    Putting Technology to Work for Disaster Response Molly Bull, Senior Communications Manager, Microsoft Disaster Response As natural disasters occur more frequently and cause severe impacts to the citizens and economies of global communities, governments are increasingly focused on building resiliency...
  • Blog Post: UPDATE #3: Microsoft Disaster Response – Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

    Molly Bull, Senior Communications, Manager, Microsoft Disaster Response Activities continue to take place in support of recovery efforts for Typhoon Haiyan. Microsoft has collaborated across the technology industry to deploy TV White Space in the Philippines to enable Internet connectivity, and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Disaster Response – Cyclone Phailin

    Molly Bull, Senior Communications Manager, Microsoft Disaster Response We extend our sympathies to the many people who have been impacted by Cyclone Phailin which made landfall in southeastern India on Saturday, October 12 th , as a Category IV. The Microsoft Disaster Response team continues to...