From 2007 until around 2011 I was the Director of Operations for the Destiny Search Project of which I was also a Founder. The original Destiny Search Project was formed in 2007 after the disappearance and search for missing Destiny Norton in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2008 the group was organized into a Non-Profit and operated for several years. This included searches for Camille Cleverley, Hser Ner Moo, Susan Powell and others. Unfortunately with the departure of some of the board of directors operations came to a close. For some time, it was hoped to bring back the project and improve upon it, and make it available nationwide. At one time an open source software project was even started but it also ended when the primary operations had been ended.
Now several years later, and with new technology and online tools available the hope that Destiny Search Project could allow for community volunteer based organized searches for missing person can now be realized. The goal of this new project is to make a system and tools available that anyone, anywhere can launch a community-based volunteer search in a matter of only a few hours.
The new system and operations manual is now ready to be released.
So why posting here? Airtable is the missing link in the software I had long been hoping for. not only that it now has the potential to be better than in my dreams. In the operations manual linked above is a full description of how the new system would work, including links to a demo of an Airtable setup.
This has NOT been field tested yet but we are now waiting for the possible opportunity if should, unfortunately, present itself.
I will gladly take any feedback, about the Airtable implementation, or the Destiny Search Project in general.