The School of Computing at UNISA (University of South Africa) in partnership with CSIR Meraka, House 4 Hack , and Pretoria-GTUG (Google Technology User Group) will host the Random Hacks of Kindness community-engagment initiative from the 2 - 3 June 2012. This is another opportunity for hackers, developers, technologist, and reaserchers to join hands to address different social and humanitarian challenges that affect our local communities.
During the planned weekend, software developers, subject matter experts, researchers, and the general community will gather together
with other developers in different locations all over the world and develop ICT solutions that could make the world a better place. For this
year the challenges are planned around (1) Education - Science and Technology (2) Safe Water (3) Citizen Reporting, and many others. For more information: see http://www.rhok.org
Who is organizing?
The School of Computing at UNISA (University of South Africa, Pretoria) in partnership with CSIR-Meraka, House 4 Hack and Pretoria-GTUG (Google Technology User Group) will be hosting the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK-Pretoria) community-engagement initiative.
Where and When?
UNISA, Main Campus, Kgorong Building (4th Floor, Function Hall)
Preller Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria
Saturday (2 June 2012): 09:00 till late
Sunday (3 June 2012): 09:00 - 16:00
Throughout the planned weekend, we will be Hacking for Humanity, that is, coding/programming around local challenges in Education (Science and Technology), Water & Sanitation, Citizen Reporting, and many more. Challenges will be made available on the RHoK website as soon as they get finalized. Challenges that were also tackled during the previous events (RHoK-Pretoria, December 2012, Water Hackathon (May 22, 2012)) will also form part of this upcoming event.
- Volunteer your time and skills to build technological solutions that will make the world a better place
- Become a community-engaged developer, social innovator, researcher, scholar, and community hacker.
- Innovative solutions and progress made during the hackathon will be acknowledged with great prizes
- Expect to network and collaborate with other developers, researchers, and subject matter experts.
- Expect some nice refreshments and drinks.
- Bring your laptop (loaded with your "open" development tools), mobile phones, laptop and phone charger,
- Power extensions, your energy and your brains!
NOTE: We have now reached our limit of registrations for the event - please contact us below if you want to register
More details and contacts: (www.rhok.org)