The 5th Global Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) event took place this weekend in 34 cities around the world, with close to 2,000 developers “hacking for humanity.” RHoK is a collaboration between NASA, Google, Microsoft, HP, Yahoo and Worldbank. With this weekend’s events, RHoK has now reached a total 99 hackathons worldwide and has engaged nearly 6,000 technologists, designers and citizens in its events! Cities joining RHoK for the first time included Banjul in the Gambia; Pretoria, South Africa; Antwerp, Belgium; Rosario, Argentina; Warsaw, Poland; London and Oxford in the U.K., Montreal and Hamilton in Canada and Austin, Milwaukee, Manchester, Princeton and Portland in the U.S.
The NASA Open Government team was active a number of locations and blogged throughout the weekend about the many solutions developed. We also teamed up with Astronaut Ron Garan and others to to host a challenge called the “Collaboration Project” which challenged the community to build a robust, user-friendly database and visualization of collaboration projects worldwide that is easily accessed with all metadata. There are an estimated 20 million governments, NGOs and aid organizations aimed at making the world a better place.
Are you ready to RHoK?:
The Collaboration Project: http://open.nasa.gov/blog/2011/12/01/the-collaboration-project/
RHoK’ing it with NASA Data: [http://open.nasa.gov/blog/2011/12/02/rhok-ing-it-out-with-nasa-data/
] Hacking for non-hackers: http://open.nasa.gov/blog/2011/12/05/hacking-for-non-hackers/
RHoKing in Portland: http://www.rhok.org/blog/rhoking-portland
Milwaukee RHoKs: http://www.rhok.org/blog/milwaukee-rhoks
RHoK Austin doing what Austin does best, ROCKING!: http://www.rhok.org/node/20505
RHoK Philly takes flight: http://www.rhok.org/blog/rhok-philly-takes-flight
RHoK Turns 99: http://www.rhok.org/node/20244
For more information on Random Hacks of Kindness visit http://www.rhok.org