Random Hacks of Kindness is a simultaneous global hackathon which addresses issues of disaster and humanitarian response. Local subject matter experts are brought in to guide the developers in relevant issues and to further the use of developed tools after the event.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Register Here to Attend! (Free)
Friday, December 2, 2011 – Sunday, December 4, 2011
322 NW Sixth Ave, Suite 200, Portland
A hackathon is a gathering of technically skilled individuals focusing on collaborative efforts to address a challenge, issue, or goal. They usually run from several hours to weeks, and can include rigid structure or organic emergence.
Geeks Without Bounds brings a year’s worth of experience in facilitating unconferences and hackathons to these events, as well as heavy involvement in the Volunteer Technology Community (VTC). We set expectations and limitations in regards to what responders will be able to learn on short notice under stress and what networks and power situations are like.
The hackathon will take place in the Collective Agency on NW Sixth Ave. in Old Town Portland. There’s TONS of stuff to do in the area. Maps, travel, and hotel info to come soon.
Try the Geoloqi Open Data Hackathon on Nov 17-19th! Or, even better, come to both!