Import•io will attend the 2nd Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) event in Southampton, taking place on the 1st and 2nd of December 2012. The attendees will have the chance to access import•io technology, with support from our data team. There is also going to be a workshop on Saturday the 1st of December that will guide participants how to use import•io to get data into their hacks.
For those who will attend the event, it will be a great opportunity to meet experts, programmers, and makers, and solve problems related to humanity and international development. It’s an awesome way to learn something new, test skills, meet new people, and do something for the good of the world. The attendees do not need to have knowledge in programming to participate! People related to hardware, sensors, electronics, 3D printing, etc will also be attending.
Twice a year, RHoK brings together developers, designers, and managers in cities around the world, who team up with local community representatives in search of technology solutions to local and global issues. Each RHoK event is structured as a two-day marathon of hacking where developers have a set amount of time to solve the challenges they are given. At the end, a panel of judges reviews the solutions. The winning teams are rewarded with prizes from Microsoft Gadgeteer and others to be announced. They also have the chance to see their applications get massive traction in real-life situations. While solving high-impact problems, one of the main aims of RHoK events is to make it engaging for people while they’re at it.
- Developers, designers, and product managers have the opportunity to network with their peers from the local community, showcase their talents, and engage in what they truly love doing.
- Subject matter experts get to meet their colleagues and gather information about the broad range of efforts in the region. They also get to drive teams to build solutions to the issues they are most passionate about.
- Speakers and judges have the opportunity to inspire a crowd of people to build solutions that are truly world-changing.
You can find more information here.
by Eleni Velonaki