We’re members of Google’s Crisis response team, a group of engineers and product managers that recently responded to Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. AMA!
The Google Crisis Response team builds open source and open standards-based products and services to support those affected by natural disasters. These products include Google Person Finder, Google Crisis Map, and Google Public Alerts. The team wrapped up its response to Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan last month, and has responded to over 40 events and made several field deployments since its official inception in January 2010 for the Haiti Earthquake. Got questions about our products or efforts, please ask us (anything).
Joining from the Googleplex in Mountain View and from our New York office are...
Nigel Snoad ( /u/nigelsnoad), Product Manager
Ka-Ping Yee ( /u/zestyping), Software Engineer
Pete Giencke ( /u/gzipete), GIS Data Engineer
Meryl Stone ( /u/m3ry1), Partner Manager