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Portland Linux/Unix Group: Combating global warming with open source and IoT

Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 86-01
1900 Southwest 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)

Take the stairs or elevator to the lower level and head East, though you will quickly lose orientation. Look for room 86-01 and note that the parking garage also provides access from a level below for $6, up from $1.50 or so. :(



Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Robin Haberman
What: OpenStreetMap
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

To fight global warming on the local level requires a change in thinking. We need to consider how new systems can be easily deployed and used by local groups. Supported by regional groups of academics, scientists, citizen scientists, journalists, environmental hackers, communities from the DIY and Maker movements. Systems that can aid local populations in their understanding of environmental and climate changes and help them deal with those changes. Our systems are aimed at the area that is the difference between today's weather and long-term climate changes ahead. These systems are designed to be the “last mile” of climate change monitoring, allowing local communities around the world to monitor their climate and take steps to mitigate changes. The systems will be owned and run by these communities with limited outside technical support, and can either stand alone or be tied together into an ad-hoc network similar to a small network of cellphone towers. Using our system to ask three questions: What is happening to our climate and environment? What does it mean? And what can we do about it? The hard data collected from the system, leaders in communities can begin planning how they will adapt and stay in place in their decision-making process. The GMIBS-Project will design, develop, and produce low-cost systems to aid local groups efforts to monitor and mitigate climate change. By this we hope to foster an ecosystem of users, developers, contributors, and competitors in an open global marketplace for climate change intelligent aid tool systems.

About Robin

Robin’s current work is on development of an Early Warring System for local climate changes. Graduated from a private high school housed at Reed College and staffed by students from Reed. His academic training includes several degrees with an international focus as well as information management and telecommunications (BS/AA and 3 Cert’s) Along with over 10,000 hours of professional training in intelligent networks and information storage, which gave him the skills and capabilities needed to work for two multinational and three foreign corporations. Other careers have been: Academic research for non-profit R&D organization; musical bands and llght show logistics.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares to the Lucky Lab available

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