Are you a hacker and want to make a difference? Look no further: NASA, Google, Microsoft, The World Bank and Yahoo are inviting software developers, computer experts and students to participate in the Random Hacks of Kindness event Dec. 4 and 5 in various locations around the globe.
RHoK is an international event that will use technology to make the world a better place by building a community of innovation. A “hackathon” brings together the best and brightest hackers from around the world, who volunteer their time to solve real-world problems.
“NASA is proud to be supporting Random Hacks of Kindness and promote wider usage of our open data to solve the world’s greatest challenges,” NASA CIO Linda Cureton said.
In the fast-paced hackathon, software developers solve challenges during a time-restricted period. At the end of the two-day marathon, experts will review each hack. The winners will earn prizes and the opportunity to see their applications put to use to respond to critical disaster risk challenges.
The December event will take place in Chicago, New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Berlin, Toronto, Mexico City and several other international locations.
Earlier this year, approximately 200 hackers from Washington, D.C., Sydney, Nairobi, London, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Sao Paolo, joined forces in the second RHoK.