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RHoK #3 Hartford
Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 8:30 AM - Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
The RHoK #3 hackathon event will take place on June 4th and 5th at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is a unique collaboration between Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, NASA and the World Bank dedicated to using technology to make the world a better place by building a volunteer community of innovation.
RHoK collaborates with subject matter experts in disaster risk to develop and define problems, which form the framework of a RHoK hackathon—a marathon weekend event of competitive coding, gathering software engineers together to develop software to respond to global challenges and crises. A RHoK event brings together the best and brightest developers from around the world, who volunteer their time to solve real world problems.
RHoK hackers and events have been encouraged in their efforts by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and “Father of Internet” Vint Cerf, and have received widespread international media coverage, including an in-depth story by NPR and a post on the White House blog.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
8:00 – 9:00am Arrive and breakfast
9:00 -9:30 Introductions and Questions
9:30 – 11:30 Pick your problem definitions and teams. Start brainstorming
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 5:00 Coding, doing, brainstorming
5:00 – 6:00 Stand-up – Quick Discussion about your team’s work
6:00 – 7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 – ongoing (Optional to stay late. Otherwise, we’ll see you the next day)
9:00pm – Go Home/Dorm for the night, and continue working or sleep!
Sunday, June 5, 2011
8:00 – 9:00 am Arrive and enjoy breakfast
9-11:30 More coding
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 3:00 Code, presentation prep
3:00 – 4:30 Demos and Prizes
4:30pm - 6:00pm Reception
Date: June 4th and 5th, 2011
Location: Trinity College, 300 Summit Street Hartford CT 06106,
Mather Hall, Upstairs Washington Room
What to bring: your Laptop and your Brain (and may be a power strip.)
Trishan de Lanerolle , Ralph Morelli
When & Where
Random Hacks of Kindness is a community of innovation focused on developing practical open source technology solutions to disaster risk management and climate change challenges.