Early last month RHoK Operational Lead SecondMuse announced it would be hiring three interns to assist the Core Team in cataloging and following up on all of the hacks produced at RHoK events. On behalf of the entire Core Team we would like to thank everyone who applied for a RHoK internship. Rest assured there will be more opportunities to join the team in the future.
Today we are proud to introduce Bahati Schyns, Carly Chalmers and Michael Samulon as the newest members of the team. Bahati, Carly and Michael will be assisting the Core Team in reaching out to the hundreds of teams that have produced hacks at RHoK events. They will be conducting extensive research to find out how the hacks are being used in the field, connect notable past hacks with sustainability partners and other interested parties, and help identify the common barriers teams are encountering when trying to take their work to the next level. If you have worked on a hack in the past, you will most definitely be hearing from one of them soon.
And now lets meet the team!
Bahati Schyns is currently studying for his Masters in Information Technology at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya. Bahati is a two time winner of RHoK Nairobi and has been instrumental in building the RHoK Community in East Africa. Bahati has worked as a software developer for both the Kenyan Red Cross and the World Bank to continue the development of hacks originating at RHoK events. We are excited to see where Bahati's passion for RHoK, technology and making the world a better place leads this team. We are especially excited to have Bahati's assistance expanding RHoK in Africa.
Carly Chalmers is a recent graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada with a degree in New Media. Carly most recently helped the RHoK Toronto team with media and press outreach during RHoK June 2012. In addition to RHoK, Carly has worked with Ladies Learning Code and Open IDEO. We feel Carly will bring a unique artistic touch to RHoK while at the same time helping reengage teams with fresh ideas and approaches. In addition to helping with the RHoK Solution Tracking project, Carly will be helping the core team explore ways better engage women and minorities in RHoK.
Michael Samulon is a Public Policy Masters student at the University of Southern California who has a passion for music, making his community a better place and exploring the relationship between civil society and public policy. A former sound engineer, Michael's diverse skill set provides the team with a sophisticated understanding of the interplay between advertising, project impact and policy decision-making to the team. We look forward to taking full advantage of his experience as we explore the products of RHoK.
Again, please help me in welcoming these amazing folks to the RHoK team. We are truly honored to have them on board.