NYC Camp is Just Around the Corner

Sara Olson, Marketing Analyst
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Each year, NYC Camp brings together some of the most active minds in open source. Hosted for the second time by the United Nations, NYC Camp’s mission-driven focus incorporates meaningful initiatives that foster youth in tech, women in tech, and coding for a cause. As always, Phase2 is proud to be a partner supporting this 100% free week of trainings, summits, sessions, and sprints.

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Find Phase2 Speakers at NYC Camp

Several of our best speakers are giving must-see sessions this year. You’ll have the opportunity to learn advanced DevOps from the Director of DevOps himself, Steven Merrill. This session, meant for advanced developers only, is a key pillar of the DevOps Camp lineup.

Back by popular demand, Software Architect Mike Potter will present on Features for Drupal 8. In addition to demoing the latest development version of the D8 Features module, Mike will explain how Features integrates with D8 CMI. Be sure to do some background reading with Mike’s recent blog posts, Announcing Features for Drupal 8 and How to Override Features, and be sure to check out his talk on D8 Features from DrupalCon LA!

David Spira speaks about Humanitarian.ID in the Philippines

Experience Strategist David Spira will also give a talk on the wonderful and humbling experiences from field testing Humanitarian.ID in the Philippines and Nepal. In tight partnership with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Phase2 designed and built Humanitarian.ID, a crisis contact management system which is alleviating many long-standing coordination problems plaguing disaster relief efforts. David will describe his visit to the island of Mindanao, where he ran a pilot test during an active humanitarian situation.

To learn more about Phase2's work on Humanitarian.ID, check out our interview with OCHA Programme Officer Andrej Verity.

Phase2 Summits

Phase2 was excited to help put together an exclusive training summit for internal UN departments on Wednesday, July 15. This day will cover a variety of topics ranging from digital strategy, development best practices, specific Drupal module trainings, testing, and more.

On Friday, July 17, indomitable Molly Byrnes returns as a coordinator of the Non-Profits and NGO Summit. This year, the summit will revolve around content: how best to administer, manage, edit, display, and share mission-driven content with the world. Eileen Webb will keynote with “Improving the Authoring Experience: Micromanaging for All the Right Reasons.” Eileen is a speaker, writer, content strategist, and co-founder of webmeadow, a firm that helps progressive organizations develop content and technology strategies to make the world a better place.

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Other Noteworthy NYC Camp Sessions

As a mission-focused event, NYC Camp promises to deliver valuable sessions at the crossroads of technology, community, and global social initiatives. Here are just a few we’re excited to attend:

  • Tech For Good. Jessica Minhas, Founder of I’ll Go First, is moderating a panel featuring Andrew Horn, Jourdan Urbach, and Arthur Woods. They will discuss how passion, community, impact, and technology are colliding to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.
  • Data Visualization for Social Impact. Erika Mhillas, Chief Product Officer of CoClear, will discuss the challenges and benefits of D3-driven data visualization tools. As big D3 fans ourselves, we are pumped for this session.
  • Conquering Imposter Syndrome: Thriving in the Open Source Community. Three powerful women in open source - Heather Rodriguez, Sarah Thrasher, and Kat Kuhl - draw from data and personal experience to discuss how to navigate the challenges of discrimination, advance your career, and create a more supportive and inclusive work environment and tech community. A definite must-see on the Women in Tech track.

To read more of our thoughts on women in tech, read these observations and hopes from a female techie’s perspective by Ellie Power, Director of the Project Management Office!

What sessions are you most looking forward to at NYC Camp this year? Tweet them @phase2! Can’t wait to see you in New York City.

Sara Olson

Marketing Analyst

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