"Boy Scout" Web Strategy -- switching from "Be Prepared," to "Wilderness Survival"

Apr 06, 2020

UPDATE: The presentation I'd planned to give was about how to be ready for a disaster tomorrow -- and now that we are *in* a disaster, that hardly seems valid -- but perhaps I can pass on other lessons I have learned from previous disasters to be more helpful to everyone today.

Current events are very similar to my experience at ground-zero during Katrina -- and that includes emotionally. This is pretty personal to me -- and deadly real (see below).

ABOUT ME: I've searched through rubble for survivors after tornados. I've done disaster plans for medical facilities, and helped their recovery afterwards. I'm a certified Rescue Diver. And I lead the final content team for the "Ready.gov" disaster planning website.

TODAY: I'm supporting patient communications work for healthcare administration; looking at the numbers and the strategies every day. -- The first week of COVID-19 "Safer-at-home," was 12 to 18 hour days, almost every day -- for everyone not related to healthcare I hope this has been much less intense, and that my disaster experiences can be a benefit to you.

So I'm going to talk about where we are *now* and then what to expect from this situation, and hopefully what to learn as we come out the other side of it.

Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as Drupal developer at Symetris, a great Drupal agency in Montreal - Canada.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

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When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.