Open Source in disaster response - a conversation with Ted Okada, CTO, FEMA

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Ted Okada, CTO, FEMA Lawrence Stack, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Services, Red Hat

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is a United States federal organization focused on helping people before, during, and after disasters. Over the past year, FEMA has been called upon to respond to extreme weather, wildfires, and a global pandemic. In this session, Ted Okada, CTO, FEMA, discusses how open source software and principles have helped the agency in its responses during this turbulent period. He’ll also explore how technology helps the agency prepare for future disasters, with a focus on how the need for data security, portability, and immutability shapes the technology used for disaster response.

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