Uncategorized By Joshua Musau / June 5, 2010
Random Hacks of kindness Hackathon to be hosted at ihub
Hi guys, we shall be hosting the random hacks of kindness (RHoK) at the ihub today (Saturday 5th June, 2010) through Sunday the 6th. Google, Microsoft, NASA, The World Bank and Yahoo! are partners in RHoK. Its mission is to mobilize a global community of technologists to solve real-world problems through technology.
The purpose of the RHoK hackathons is to develop innovative solutions that are applicable to real-life situation and problems. Although three of the biggest technology companies in the world are among RHoK’s founders, RHoK is technology agnostic.
The goal is to provide communities afflicted by natural disasters with the best possible solutions regardless of delivery platform, operating system or development tools.
The entire event will be streamed online. To watch live please check-out our stream channel at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rhok-1-nairobi or through oovoo, the id is ‘ihubnairobi’.
Jonathan Marks at 10:25:16AM Saturday, June 5, 2010
I wonder if there are any hacks that can put a set of simple/integrated tools on a USB stick to be given to local FM stations in disaster areas to help them collate and share info with public that doesn’t have web/mobile access. My problem is that I see great ideas as separate apps, but nothing that can installed quickly alongside an emergency studio. Rumours kill and FM radio is part of the solution. In Haiti, some stations started putting on special shortwave transmissions which I think is a waste of time (people are not in the habit of listening to shortwave). But they are interested in health and welfare via FM.Reply
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