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Changing the world. Status: in progress

1 Dec 2012, 17:07 UTC
Changing the world.  Status: in progress
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48 hours. 30 locations. Unlimited possibilities.

Is it possible to change the world in 48 hours? We think so! Random Hacks of Kindness is a rapidly growing global initiative encompassing a community of over 5,500 innovators in over 30 countries making the world a better place by developing practical, open source technology solutions to respond to some of the most complex challenges facing humanity. This is done by defining problems, organizing hackathons, and ensuring the solutions are effectively deployed. This weekend, we are hosting another two-day RHoK event in 30 cities and we have big expectations for what will be accomplished.This is our 6th global RHoK hackathon and the impact of past RHoK events can not be understated. RHoK has an impressive and influential history. The effort, which is only three years old, has already resulted in 177 hackathons in 37 different countries producing thousands of solutions. There are a number of past RHoK projects that serve as guiding examples of what’s possible in just 48 hours, from those developed in the early days and still in use like CHASM, Open Street Map Tasking Manager, Risk-in-a-Box (now InaSAFE), First Responder and Caritas Disaster Mapping, as well as Bushfire Connect , ...

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