RHOK Rosario:software developers are together to make the world a better place
22 Aug 2012
On December 3rd and 4th, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, NASA, HP and the World Bank, through the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK), will bring together thousands of people in over 25 locations around the globe to "hack for humanity.
December, 2011 - - On December 3rd and 4th, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, NASA, HP and the World Bank, through the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK), will bring together thousands of people in over 25 locations around the globe to "hack for humanity." Random Hacks of Kindness is a community of innovation that brings together subject matter experts with volunteer technologists to develop open technology solutions to the global challenges.
Events are planned around the globe, including a local event in Rosario, hosted at the Globant´s Nordlink offices. The Rosario Random Hacks of Kindness event is supported by Globant, Heineken and El Noble, and will feature problems from "Defensa Civil de Rosario" and "Banco de Alimentos del Rosario".
During past RHoK events around the world, volunteers have worked on applications that are already making an impact. Bushfire Connect, a crowd-sourced mapping tool to report bushfires, is being used by local communities across Australia. The Philadelphia Food Trust is promoting PhillySNAP, a mobile application connecting recipients of food stamps to sources of fresh produce. The World Bank is piloting CHASM, software for visualizing landslide risk, in the Caribbean. The Government of Colombia has adopted ATAOLI, a shelter management system built at RHoK Bogotá, to manage millions of people displaced annually by winter storms. Other apps have received support and interest from governments, NGOs and international organizations around the world.
For more details, see the Random Hacks of Kindness website at www.rhok.org, or contact to firstname.lastname@example.org.