REGISTER TODAY at http://rhokdc.eventbrite.com/!
Event Start Time: Friday, 6/4/2010 at 6:00 PM
Event End Time: Sunday, 6/6/2010 at 5:00 PM
Location: Washington, DC
Hackers Save the World
Sound interesting? Here’s how you can become a part of it: Attend the Random Hacks of Kindness (www.rhok.org) Hackathon and develop software that saves lives, alleviates suffering and helps communities to recover after natural disasters strike.
The Back Story
Random Hacks of Kindness is a joint effort founded by Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, NASA and The World Bank, dedicated to bringing software developers together to respond to challenges facing humanity in the area of natural disaster risk. We start with problem definitions created through consultations with NGOs, governments and experts in the field from around the world, then we invite hackers to a come together to organize and go to work putting their skills to use to solve those problems with software solutions that make a difference on the ground. At a RHoK hackathon, new technologies are born, existing platforms are built upon, and innovative new ideas attract attention and support. At the close of the hackathon, teams present the technologies they have developed and prizes are awarded.
This Random Hacks of Kindness Hackathon is happening in Washington, D.C. from June 4th through 6th,, with global satellite events going on around the world in Jakarta, Sydney, Nairobi and Sao Paolo. The evening of June 4th The State Department is hosting a reception for RHoK to kick off two days of intensive hacking on June 5th and 6th at the Microsoft Offices in Chevy Chase, MD. Check out the full agenda or learn more about the global satellites right here.
Why Do This?