I thought this event happening this weekend would be of interest to hacks and/or hackers who want to use their skills and knowledge to build something news/journalism/information related. There's also an optional planning/happy hour event Friday night. Let us know if you go!
Wanna use your technology or design skills for social good and really change the world? Join us at Atlanta's 4th Random Hacks of Kindness hackathon atATDC throughout the first weekend of June! In addition to free food, drinks and swag, we've given away thousands of dollars in prizes and the top 2 teams from December's event were even recognized by Atlanta City Council. Who knows...maybe you'll build a civic startup like SeeClickFix. Check out the video recap of December's event:http://youtu.be/BhAVRZsndoU
You must register through rhok.org to participate.
Friday, June 1 @ ATDC (optional)
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Planning/happy hour/BYOB – if we are responsible and low key – We will start at ATDC at 5:30 and get a head start on the weekend. It's a chance to talk about problem definitions, form teams, ask questions, etc. in a quiet environment. If you can make it, please come to get a head start. Afterwards, it's likely that the group will move across the street to the Barrel House.
Saturday, June 2
Have a problem that you either want to present or tackle picked before you arrive. Grab some breakfast snacks and settle in for a quick intro then move straight to pitching your ideas or picking an idea to work on if you don't. Then it's off to the tracks and racing.
8:00 am Meet & Greet. Coffee, doughnuts and fruit.
9:00 am Problem presentations and team formation
5:30 pm Dinner
Sunday June 3rd
8:00 am Breakfast
11:30 pm Lunch
Noon Final presentations and judging
1:00 pm Awards presentation
Parking: Centergy Parking deck – We can't validate parking and here are the rates: http:/ /techonfifth.org/centergy-parking-deck-rates/There are other surface lots nearby as well.
MARTA: ATDC is near the 10th Street MARTA station. http://www.itsmarta.com/rail-schedules-or-route.aspx
To eligible for prizes any code created for your hack must be in Github AND your problem statement/solution page must be created on the main RHoK.org site linking to your GitHub repository.