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Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Melbourne Winter Hackathon

Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Melbourne Winter Hackathon

What is RHoK? A wrap-up of the two-day RHoK Melbourne Winter Hackathon, hosted at Swinburne University of Technology on 30th & 31st May 2015. Presented as part of the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing Director's Lunch talk series ,13th July 2015

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Dr. Arna Karick

June 13, 2015
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  1. CAS Director’s Lunch,13th July 2015

  2. Global Organisation Disaster management and crisis response World Bank’s Disaster

    Risk Reduction Unit, NASA’s Open Government Team, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo @randomhacks @rhokmelb #rhok
  3. 2009 Hacker Dojo Mountain View CA 2010 Microsoft Washington DC

    6 satellite events “winning” hack: CHASM landslide prediction 2013 (RHoK 5.0) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver 2012 Global Hack theme sanitation & water quality
  4. 2014/2015 Winter & Summer Hackathons Melbourne Winter Hackthon May 30

    & 31
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  8. How to run a Hackathon @angushervey Community Manager and co-founder

    of Future Crunch Changemakers RHoKstars Sponsors
  9. The New Joneses http://thenewjoneses.com Dialect Mapping in Timor Leste http://www.timorlink.org

    Melbourne Maker Space Mapping project http://melbournemakerspace.org Apps4Autism http://apps4autism.net Social Catalysts http://socialcatalysts.net ~70 people Business analysts Software developers Web and application developers Industrial and graphic designers Writers & Communicators Researchers Project managers Teachers Generally clever/interesting people with fresh ideas Changemakers RHoKstars
  10. Food… Lots of food…

  11. How to run a RHoK-athon 1. Organisations contact RHoK (pre-hackathon)

    2. Changemakers pitch to RHoKstars 3. Groups form, discussion & planning 4. Two days to develop hacks 5. Part-timers work on a separate project 5. Hack presentations/prizes (future funding?) 6. Celebrate at the pub
  12. Timor-leste project Dialect mapping & linguistic research Education is in

    a pretty dire state • Literacy rate is 48% for ages 15+ years (2001, UNICEF) • 2001: language of instruction - Indonesian • - 2015: language of instruction - Tetum & Portuguese • But most people speak local dialects Most people don’t have a home computer or internet But nearly everyone has a knock-off Samsung
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  21. Melbourne Summer Hackathon December 6 & 7, 2015

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  23. http://www.rhokaustralia.org http://www.rhokaustralia.org/projects/ https://github.com/RHoKAustralia http://www.futurecrunch.com.au https://www.changemakers.com http://datathon.zusedigital.com http://www.yorkbutterfactory.com https://www.nasa.gov/open http://netengine.com.au/projects/crisis-mapping/ Check

    out these links
  24. http://rhok.org http://www.rhokbrisbane.org http://www.rhok.ca http://blogs.deusto.es/rhok-bilbao/ http://www.rhoktoronto.com @RHOKTO RHoK Bogota @RHoKBOG Search

    for rhok on Twitter to find all sites https://www.crisiscommons.org @CrisisCamp RHoK around the world