AkiraChix this is your chance to save the world. Yes that’s right! How many times does one get a chance to save the world or at least somebody‚Äôs world?¬† How can you do this? By participating in the Random Hacks of Kindness Hackathon that is going to be held at the iHub, Bishop Magua Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. As a participant you will help develop software that saves lives, alleviates suffering and helps communities to recover after natural disasters strike. This hackathon will be held simultaneously around the world in Jakarta, Sydney, Sao Paolo and Washington, DC from the 4th -6th June. To check out the full agenda go here.

What is Random Hacks of Kindness?

Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is all about using technology to make the world a better place by building a community of innovation. RHoK brings software engineers together with disaster relief experts to identify critical global challenges, and develop software to respond to them. A RHoK Hackathon event brings together the best and the brightest hackers from around the world, who volunteer their time to solve real-world problems. (source: www.rhok.org)

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. (Source: http://rhoknairobi.eventbrite.com)

AkiraChix your world needs you. To register for the event click here.


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