criSys was born at IBM's Call for Code hackathon, hosted at UC Berkeley on April 26th-28th, 2019. The hackathon was supported by IBM's Code and Response and Call for Code initiatives. This hackathon was looking for solutions to help with community preparedness and resiliency to disasters. We won third place for a $250 cash prize.
Our IBM group - Brian, Felix, Paul, and Larry Wu - wanted to target communication in improving community resiliency during a disaster, which is why we came up with criSys.
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In researching ways to improve community resilience to a disaster, our team found that communication and collaboration were key to saving lives. We found that there was no worldwide, uniting platform for disaster response. criSys was created to be this platform. Our vision was to allow leaders of these organizations, as well as those in charge of small local organizations, to be able to: