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Haiyan Typhoon Response

Long-term Deployments

There are 2 long term Eden deployments in the Philippines:

Response Deployment

As well as supporting these instances, we are setting up a new instance with IOSN for Civil Society:

This is NOT in production yet and NOT ready for public dissemination yet.

I am just reworking the focus of the site.

We currently have 2 use cases for the Response phase:

  • "I want to give money or goods, where can I find one nearest me to give it to?"
    • for the General Public
  • "Matching demand with supply within a controlled vetted environment."
    • for the National Association of Training Centers for Co-operatives (NATCCO) have network members who are in the disaster zone and also members who wish to help out.

The site may evolve over time to add new use cases & will hopefully evolve into a longer-term Preparedness site like NYC Prepared



Work on a nice frontpage design. At a first guess, I think we want 3 big buttons on the front:

  • Donate Money
    • Provides a listing of Relief Organisations with links to Website (Avoid Phonelines, and especially Bank Accounts, to reduce fraud...leave these to the host org's website)
  • Donate Goods
    • Asks for Location & shows Drop-off points closest to them
  • Donate Time
    • Remote support?
      • YES: Provides a listing of opportunities
      • No: Shows Volunteer locations closest to them


Red Cross are interested in this data:


There will be some new code developed so some manual test cases which can be automated would be great


Perhaps we could have a simple User Guide created for the site...e.g. to be added in Help on the site

Ideas can be pulled from:


The idea that I'm working on is that people volunteer Money, Time or Goods

Money is an Organisation Need stored in the req_organisation_needs component

  • essentially we will just give people a list of Orgs which are soliciting cash & the websites they can visit to donate...there is also a Rich-text box to add extra details

Goods is a Site (currently generic org_facility) Need stored in the req_site_needs component

  • essentially we will give people a list of Sites which are accepting drop-off donations, along with direction for how to get there, opening times & a rich-text box for them to describe the types of goods they're accepting
  • later we'll add a search for 'closest'.

Time is split into 2:

  • Remote time is an Organisation Need
  • Local time is a Site Need

The basic workflow is as above

So what needs doing?

  • Custom Forms for creating Orgs + Sites with their Needs
    • Dominic
  • Renderers for Orgs & Sites including their Needs (I think datalist will work better for the Rich text)
    • Dominic
  • Filters
    • Dominic
  • Location 'Nearest' Search
    • Fran
  • Security Policy
  • Latest Needs widget on homepage (like DRM's Latest Incidents)
  • Needs summaries per Lx
  • We almost certainly want to be able to zoom-in within an L1 to see the component L2s in the Profile Selector page (& maybe within the Profile)
    • Fran

Obviously there are UI design aspects too, but we can integrate what any volunteer who steps forward on that does.

Other ideas also welcomed.

e.g. I can think of an alternate workflow where Needs are all just cms_posts of type 'money', 'time' or 'goods' & we have a single 'newsfeed' of all

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