Fighting Hurricanes with Code talk
On September 20th, 2017, a category 5 hurricane hit Puerto Rico, leaving the island without electricity for months and imposing on FEMA, the Government, and NGOs the insurmountable challenge of planning relief efforts to help 3 million people. For the Global Call for Code Hackathon, Pedro Cruz created DroneAid, an application for first responders that uses drones and artificial intelligence to search for people in need of help after a natural disaster. In his talk, he will share his journey on developing open-source technologies to tackle natural disasters and his tips on how to activate 100,000s to solve worldwide problems.
Pedro Cruz is a creative technologist, educator, and drone pilot. He is a self-taught developer with a passion for VR/AR, robots, and pixel-perfect UIs. In his spare time, he enjoys flying drones, creating augmented reality art, and playing tug-of-war with his black lab puppy.