RHOK & Open Data Hackathon
Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 9:00 PM - Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 4:00 PM (GMT)
Birmingham, United Kingdom
What's a Global Hackathon?
It's a free event that brings together developers from all over the world to design and build applications for real-world problems. You might have heard it called a code sprint.
You work the way you want to in a hackthon: you can join a global team collaborating across time zones or stay local, working with people in Birmingham. You can work on a pre-defined problem, or bring your own idea on the day.
What's Random Hacks of Kindness?
It's a "hack for humanity", building applications relating to natural disaster risk and response.
RHOK happens all weekend: it's the third RHOK event, and Birmingham will be the first RHOK venue ever in the UK.
What's the International Open Data Hackathon?
It's about using open public data, to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments.
The Open Data Hackday happens on Saturday: it's the first global Open Data Hackathon ever, and Birmingham is joined in the UK by camps in Oxford, Belfast, London and Sheffield.
Who else is involved?
Birmingham will collaborate with camps in cities across the world, including Aarhus, Nairobi, Sao Paulo, Chicago, Bangalore, New York, Lusaka, Berlin, Toronto, Bogota, Atlanta, Jakarta, Seattle, Vienna, Berlin, Lisbon, London, Sheffield, Windsor Ontario, London Ontario, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Montreal, Belfast, Vancouver, Victoria Canada, Bloomington, Brasilia, Espirito Santo, Joao Pessoa, Sao Paulo, Montevideo, Turin, Tirana, Ljubljana, Washington DC, Golden Colorado, Gothenburg, Amsterdam, Nantes, Rennes, Marseille, Helsinki, Stavanger, Oslo, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Bangalore, Budapest, Warsaw, Philadelphia, Louisville Kentucky and Oxford.
The camps will be connected over the weekend through live video streaming channels, chat servers, Skype and Twitter.
Sounds Good. How do I join in?
Sign up so we know you're coming :-)
Head over to the Birmingham wikipage for more details.