AA's DC Notes

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Things to do

MERGE VMOSS and Sahanana

  • NIMS training: http://training.fema.gov - any single 200-level class.
  • Wiki Module
  • Grants
    • Track volunteers' time against
    • Aid organizations fill out forms for which volunteers did what when; link that back to a grant.
  • Over time period, measure:
    • lives saved
    • damage caused
    • hours spent per type of damage
  • Damaged equipment expenses
  • Modify from IncidentCommander.net to use as Sahana training exercise
  • Customizable installation
  • Date widget: specify expected format; probably use strtotime()?
  • Inventory management
  • LLIS.gov - explore
  • Synchro - use mesh networking (OLPC)? Need a way to check if syncs are required. Hash database?
  • SOA - Service-Oriented Architecture
  • shelter management
  • Architecture
    • Action sequence
    • Form handlers
    • Special Files Mod
    • Special Functions
    • Function overrides (?)
    • Conf. vars
    • Security
    • Database schma
    • Setup script
  • CVS - hosted by SF
  • VM: customize menu using conf values
  • use _t() for localization
  • Camera input for registration/ID/ printing IDs
  • barcodes for IDs
  • tab autocomplete with suggestion bubbles (text fields)

mod_rewrite for pretty URLs

  • currently only using dbcreate.sql; any need for setup.inc?
  • Stress/Vulnerability testing
  • Ability to create reports/audits on functionality and data being collected
    • i.e. this tool has reunited x number of people with their families
    • (not just tracking 1 incident, but software's success over many)
  • Testing
  • Statistics
  • Security
  • testing required for some deployments
  • requirements
    • how many concurrent users? e.g. New York had 2500 concurrent users.
    • 125 transactions/sec.
  • Social engineering: educate users.
  • Don't give information to people you don't know.
  • embrace change
  • focus on what is important; what people need
  • crisis tools not used often; maybe only in exercises
  • standards compliance - business standards as well.

VM Changes

  • insert all standard locations in locations table
  • opt_location_type: inserted 0 for now
  • don't use other code related.
  • no structural changes (?)
  • location uid changed to china's standard 6-digit code
  • prev consisted of city, country
  • didn't use interface; inserted into db directly
  • no changes to location library
  • no schema changes
  • admin >>