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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


Dr. Arna Karick

June 13, 2015


  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