Random Hacks of Kindness - Boston
Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
**Update - 29 May**
Our event is now full! Whether you are participating in person or remotely, here are some things you can do now:
- See our tentative agenda.
- Sign-in early and introduce yourself.
- Check out and contribute to our growing list of projects, challenges, data sets, etc
Hacking for Humanity, Hacking for Boston
Are you a hacker? A changemaker? A concerned citizen? Do you want to make Boston better? We need your skillz, vision, experience, and imagination as we hack Boston!
In conjunction with the National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH), Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Boston will facilitate problem solving and collaborations between citizens, communities, and organizations working toward applying civic technologies for social change.
Come join citizen activists, government partners, entrepreneurs, software developers and designers as we identify challenges, write code, and increase access to civic data!
Hashtags: #hackforchange, #RHoK, #RHoKboston
This event will be held at the Kantar Media offices on the 6th floor of 501 Boylston Street. Participants should RSVP so that their names can be given to building security before the event.
Challenges, datasets, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. Along with technologies and mentors to help you and your teams create awesome projects.
Your laptop, skills, experience, ideas, and your imagination. Come with a collaborative and team-focused mindset. Whether you are a designer, a back-end developer, a government employee, a student, a data geek, or a highly motivated citizen - you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and expertise, and your skills are needed!
Who is organizing this?
NDoCH RHoKs Boston is a brought to you by Code for Boston, CrisisCamp Boston, Open Government Boston, Geeks without Bounds, and Random Hacks of Kindness.
About National Day of Civic Hacking
National Day of Civic Hacking is a national event that will take place June 1-2, 2013, in cities across the nation. The event will bring together citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs from all over the nation to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology to solve challenges relevant to our neighborhoods, our cities, our states and our country. National Day of Civic Hacking will provide citizens an opportunity to do what is most quintessentially American: roll up our sleeves, get involved and work together to improve our society.
The event will leverage the expertise and entrepreneurial spirit of those outside federal, state and local government to drive meaningful, technology-based solutions for federal, state and local government. It demonstrates what's possible when we all work together to strengthen our society and our lives. YOU can make a difference no matter where you live.
Random Hacks of Kindness is a global event that endeavours to bring professional developers, designers and other technical facilitators together to brainstorm problem definitions and produce technical tools for humanitarian aid in one (often) sleepless weekend hackathon.
When & Where
CrisisCamp brings together domain experts, developers, and first responders around improving technology and practice for humanitarian crisis management and disaster relief.
Each and every day, people across the world can find themselves in crisis. Whether it be for a day, a month or an area of social distress, we all have a common need to connect with loved ones, access information and offer assistance to others.
CrisisCamps are hosted in a barcamp style where great minds come together to share their knowledge and expertise for social good.