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Random Hacks of Kindness - Boston

From: Ammar
Sent on: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 2:00 PM
Hi JavaScripters,

Please join us on this coming weekend for a Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) hackathon event sponsored by CrisisCamp Boston in Cambridge, MA.  Given that a lot of the projects in this hackathon event will most likely involve internet technologies, we in CrisisCamp Boston believe that the Boston JavaScript community can contribute immensely to this great cause.

Please read on for details on this event.

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Hacking for Humanity

Throughout the weekend, we will be coding to make the world a better place. RHoK has been working with subject matter experts around the world to develop problem statements addressing global challenges. These problem statements will be the hacking challenges thrown out to the developers at the RHoK event. See those statements as they develop at www.rhok.org.  

At the end of the weekend, we'll invite you to share your RHoK application with the group with the potential to win prizes and see your work put to use on the ground to save lives and alleviate suffering.


What to Expect

You bring:  Your laptop, your skills, your enthusiasm, and your ideas!!

We will provide:

* A selection of humanitarian projects to work on (if you don't already have one)

* Project mentors on hand to present project ideas and help you refine yours.

* Power, WIFI and caffeine

* Food: lunch and dinner on Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday. 

Details

On Saturday morning, we will present some project ideas and let you pitch yours. We'll work through the day on Saturday, take a break overnight, and come back to work on Sunday morning. On Sunday afternoon, you'll present your work to our panel of judges, and we'll award prizes to the projects with the best combination of inspiration and execution. Though we'll only have two days to work at the event, we can help you get set up to continue working on your project in the future (including at future RHoK events).


When and Where?

The Boston/Cambridge event will take place from over two days of the weekend of Saturday, Dec 3. On both days the event will take place from 10am until 6pm. It will be held at the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142. 

For information on public transit options and/or directions please go to:

http://microsoftcambridge.com/About/Directions/tabid/89/Default.aspx

Space is limited so please sign up now: http://www.rhok.org/event/boston-ma-usa


Questions

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us at [address removed].

We at CrisisCamp Boston are really excited about the opportunity to meet and work with you on projects that will make a difference in people's lives.

Thank you!

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