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EE Times Tech Volunteers Heed the Call

EE Times Tech Volunteers Heed the Call

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Evert Bopp knows first hand the frustrations and joys of bringing Internet access to disaster sites and refugee camps. The founder of Disaster Tech Lab is looking for technically-minded volunteers who want to join him. The joys of the job “are many,” he recalled in an interview from his home in Ireland. They include handling satellite phones to teenagers getting out of flimsy boats that carried them from Syria to the Greek island of Lesbos. “They left medical care lines and came to us…kids who haven’t talked to their Mom and Dad in months burst into tears when they spoke to family members — it was very satisfying to see,” he recalled. Unfortunately, the frustrations also were sometimes intense. “We run into a lot of bureaucracy on the ground,” he said, describing an event in a camp outside Athens housing about 4,000 refugees. Initially the Greek military...

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