I have some exciting, crazy news: Next month I’m heading to Nepal!
I’m aiming to learn from earthquake relief staff on the ground, assist in their work, and then work with a team of Googlers in a 54-hour hackathon to build technology that’ll help alleviate this and future crises.
This is a team effort, and I’d love to have you as part of the team. You can help in a couple of ways:
- I’ve just set up a GoFundMe page to collect donations to Effect.org, the organization arranging the trip. All funds go directly to their efforts (not to my travel expenses, etc.), and Google will match your contribution.
- This Thursday in SF, the team is hosting a happy hour fundraiser (6-9pm). It’s $10 for entry, $20 for 2 free drinks, and $50 for open bar.
If you’ve known me for any length of time, you know that I’ve long been searching for ways to make a more meaningful contribution to the world. Well, it’s time I put more skin in the game. I’m excited that this trip combines learning, hands-on helping, and building lasting solutions. I hope you can join me in whatever way feels right—even if that’s just in trying to open ourselves to the needs and perspectives of others.
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Regarding Nepal. I’ve just restarted my old blog and not many people monitoring it at the moment but I hope this post might send some people your way. I see you’re around halfway to your target. Good luck. Richard: http://photonomad.co.uk/2016/02/29/help-john-nack-nepal-earthquake/