Engineers who have designed and built emergency and disaster response communications technologies will have the evidence of their ingenuityand social conscienceon display next month in Silicon Valley.
There will also be a disaster simulation in which at least some of the technologies will be field tested under close-to-real conditions.
So if you are in the area and would like to see what some of your colleagues have been up to, try to make it over to Silicon Valley Simulation Day (a.k.a. SIM Day). It's free.
The date is Tuesday, September 19, 2006 12:30 - 6:30 p.m.
SIM Day is being held at the Intuit Corp., campus in Mountain View, CA, at 2550 Garcia Road (Building 5).
The program, simulation, demonstrations, keynote and other speakers will take the better part of a day, beginning shortly after noon and winding down in the early evening.
Here's a few of the technologies you'll see:
- Bike- and Solar-Power PCs for Africa from nonprofit company Inveneo
- Rapid Response Satellite Systems from Telenor
- PDA mapping devices (used in the Katrina efforts) from nonprofit
Global Relief Technology
- Nonprofit technology education from
- Nonprofit "Geeks without Borders" satellite, solar and wireless from
- Low power, rugged computing, solar WiFi, village VoIP, and more
SIM Day is FREE and open to the public.