I just finished the 75–minute drive down to Miami from my home in Jupiter, Fla., and I’m sitting in a room at The Miami Herald with more than 60 people who brought a wide range of expertise to help aid the people of Haiti.
Almost every chair in the sweltering room is occupied by students , social media experts, web professionals, business people, and creative experts eager to assist . They come from a wide spectrum of workplaces ranging from Florida International University to Carnival Cruise Lines.
Right now, everyone in the group is introducing themselves and highlighting what they can offer, from Blackberry application development to technical support. We’re going to break into groups soon to start tapping into the reservoires of expertise here.