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Random Hacks of Kindness DC

Friday, June 4, 2010 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

Random Hacks of Kindness DC

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Random Hacks of Kindness

Hackers Save the World

Sound interesting?  Here’s how you can become a part of it: Attend the Random Hacks of Kindness ( 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.   

The Details

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.  

* In order to attend the State Department Reception for Random Hacks of Kindness, you must register here by May 31st, 2010.  Registrants for the reception will receive a direct email invitation from the State Department.

Why Do This? 

  • Save the world: You have the skills to make a difference.  Hacks developed at the last RHoK hackathon were used on the ground in Haiti and Chile following the devastating earthquakes there in early 2010.  The world needs these solutions.
  • Exposure: Got a new product, idea or technology to share with the hacker community?  Put it to work at the hackathon.
  • Assistance: Extend the function and applicability of your existing products or software through global crowdsourced development.
  • Input: Get real-time feedback from Subject Matter Experts in software and disaster risk.







 Friday June 4, 2010  
 6:00PM - 8:00PM  State Department reception (REGISTER HERE)
 Saturday June 5, 2010  
 8:00 AM  - 9:00 AM  Registration & Breakfast
 9:00 AM  - 9:30 AM  Schedule and logistics announcements
 9:30 AM  - 10:00 AM  Subject Matter Expert briefing
 10:00 AM  Begin coding
 12:30 PM - 1:30PM  Lunch
 1:30PM  Coding Continued
 4:30PM  Intermediate progress briefing (optional) Continue Coding
 6:30 PM - 8:00PM  Dinner
 8:00 PM  More coding
 Sunday June 6, 2010  
 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  Breakfast
 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM  Logistics briefing + SME updates
 9:15 AM  Begin coding
 12:30 PM - 1:30PM  Lunch
 1:30 PM  Submission Deadline
 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM  Presentations
 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Judges Voting
 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM  Awards 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM  Post event social


To attend a RHoK event in another location, please register here: 


Sao Paolo




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5404 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 700
Chevy Chase, 20815

Friday, June 4, 2010 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

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