IDG Contributor Network: Is open source the transformative solution for activism?

Organizing public rallies really is rocket science. A successful launch needs careful planning and good software. Especially when highly vocal users are involved!

How well does open source work for such a demanding application with hundreds of simultaneous events and millions of followers? How is information flow optimized and diverse applications integrated? Designing such systems where a small error could leave thousands stranded, isn’t for the faint of heart.

A team of progressive coders, open standards experts and veteran developers from Microsoft and Netscape show how it can be done. Their application integrates open source, cloud based infrastructure and content delivery networks to ensure that millions of people get to the right event at the right location, every time.

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