[PLUG-ANNOUNCE] THURSDAY PLUG Meeting: Combating global warming with open source and IoT

Michael Dexter dexter at pdxlinux.org
Mon Jul 30 23:04:06 PDT 2018

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Robin Haberman
What: Combating global warming with open source and IoT
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, August ?th, 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.

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Michael Dexter
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