On December 1st and 2nd the next globale Random Hacks of Kindness hackathon is taking place all over the world. The RHoK is a global initiative to make "the world a better place by developing practical, open source technology solutions to respond to some of the most complex challenges facing humanity."
The gloal is to bring people working around development and social issues (local charities, NGO’s, The World Bank, researchers, …) together with people from IT / Technology (software developers, engineers, technical people) and create solutions to create solutions using open technology on subjects that matters.
In general I believe that many things can greatly be improved with just little (open) technology. And lot of tech and coding stuff is easy these days, we need to make more people excited to see it as tools for simply solving problems. - This is also one reason why I like and support projects like Railsgirls.
I've never had the chance to participate in a RHoK event so I'm really excited. ;)
With the AfricaHackTrip our goal is to kick of a continuous exchange with tech communities in Africa and that's why we support the RHoK.
For the RHoK we plan to work in a global team and to connect the different events. It's the first of some hackathons planned for the next year.
Do you want to join us hacking on some great projects? Join us and signup on the wiki!
See also the AfricaHackTrip hackathons page for more information.
Here is a video from the RHoK East Africa:
And here is one from an RHoK event in Philadelphia