The Emergency 2.0 Wiki will officially launch to the world on Thursday 8 December and the countdown is on…
The physical launch will take place in Brisbane, Australia at the Gov 2.0 QLD community of practice event to showcase the success of Government 2.0 in the state of Queensland.
It will be launched globally online via our YouTube channel.
The Minister for Government Services, Building Industry and Information Communication Technology, Simon Finn MP, will be keynote speaker at the event.
The Emergency 2.0 Wiki, while a global collaborative initiative, began as a volunteer effort by members of the Gov2.0 Qld group, a community of practice of professionals working in the government and social media space, so it is fitting to launch the Wiki at this event.
Thanks to the sponsors Objective and hosts Microsoft, the event is free and all are welcome. But tickets are limited so make sure you get yours via this link.
When: Thursday 8 December, 5.15 (for 5.30) – 7.30 pm
Where: Microsoft, Level 28, 400 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
And now, ‘The Countdown’ is on… to be ready for the public launch, the Wiki needs your help… your links… your tips… and your content… to help make it a valuable resource, for the public, the emergency management community, government, schools and business.
There are lots of ways that you can help eg:
- Tips for the public page – got a tip on how to save battery power on your mobile phone? add it here
- Emergency agencies using social media – is your local fire service on Twitter/Facebook? Add them to this directory
- Donations and Volunteering Sites on Social Media – add social media sites of your local community/volunteering organisation that helps in emergencies eg Red Cross Twitter/Facebook
- Smartphone_Apps – add emergency apps that you know of
- Videos – seen a really good YouTube video on how to prepare for an emergency? Post the link here
- Guidelines for agencies, government, business, schools, etc – We need to create practical guidelines on how to use social media in emergencies
For more info on how to help, please visit our How to Help page.
Together, we can do it!
Eileen Culleton, Emergency 2.0 Wiki Project Leader (Voluntary)
PS. It takes a global community to create a global Emergency 2.0 Wiki… join with us to create a resource that will help save