When?

There will be a reception on Friday the 30th of November, where the projects will be presented. Everyone are invited and afterwards there will be time for questions and snacks.

The event starts on Saturday the 1st to Sunday the 2nd of December 2012.

Where?

The event is taking place at the Nygaard building at Katrinebjerg, Aarhus. The address is:

Nygaard
IT-Parken, Finlandsgade 23
DK-8200 Aarhus N

What is Random Hacks of Kindness

Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is all about using technology to make the world a better place by building a community of innovation. RHoK brings software engineers together with disaster relief experts to identify critical global challenges, and develop software to respond to them. A RHoK Hackathon event brings together the best and the brightest hackers from around the world, who volunteer their time to solve real-world problems.

So how does it work?

RHoK organizes hackathons - marathon hacking events with multiple global locations bringing together developers from all over to hack on real-world problems.

We work together with subject matter experts from around the world and our close collaborators over at Crisis Commons to define and refine those problems through Crisis Camps and in small groups, turning them into concrete problem definitions or "Featured Hacks". At every RHoK Hackathon the Featured Hacks are thrown out to the RHoK community, and the developers work their hacking magic to create software solutions to respond to those problems and make the world a better place.

And just like in the marathon, there are winners and prizes up for grabs. Each RHoK hackathon is structured as a codejam - a fast-paced competition where software developers have a set amount of time to solve the challenges they are given. At the end of the two-day marathon of hacking, a panel will review each hack, and the winners will walk away with prizes, as well as the right to call themselves "RHoKstars" ever after.

More information about RHoK can be found at rhok.org.

Practical stuff

The only thing needed to bring along is basically yourself. Meals and snacks are sponsored by our local sponsors. If you have any special needs regarding food, allergies, etc., please send us an e-mail with your request.

The only things you need bring is probably a computer and something to sleep in if you want to have a nap at some point. We encourage all participants to stay at the location, but if you prefer to go home no one will stop you.