RHoK Global June 2012-San Francisco Saturday June 2nd starting at 9:00am and ending Sunday June 3rd at 4:00pm
RHoK is a community of innovators building practical open technology to make the world a better place. Come be a part of the Bay Area community and participate in one of the most exciting hackathons in the world!
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a gathering of technically skilled individuals focusing on collaborative efforts to address a challenge, issue, or goal. They usually run from several hours to weeks, and can include rigid structure or organic emergence.
Why RHoK San Francisco?
RHoK June 2012 is a global event with volunteer technologists all over the world solving real problems for real people on the weekend of June 1st-3rd. The San Francisco hackathon is expected to have over 80 participants working within 48 hours with local and global subject matter experts that guide the developers in relevant issues and further the use of developed tools after the event. Teams are formed on day one with live prototypes developed by day two helping our community create solutions. This RHoK SF we are pleased to welcome representatives from Amnesty International, Nike and Second Muse among others who will be presenting a challenge, as well as representatives from both RHoK sustainability partners, Benetech and Geeks Without Bounds.
What makes GWOB’s RHoK even specialer?
Geeks Without Bounds brings a year’s worth of experience in facilitating unconferences and hackathons to these events, as well as heavy involvement in the Volunteer Technology Community (VTC). We set expectations and limitations in regards to what responders will be able to learn on short notice under stress and what networks and power situations are like.
Both the reception and hackathon will take place at Voxeo Labs @ NextSpace 28 2nd Street 3rd Floor in the SOMA District of downtown San Francisco.
RHoK Global June 2012-San Francisco
Friday June 1st, 2012
Enjoy wine, beer and meet representatives from RHoK Founders: Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and NASA while we discuss proposed problem definitions and logistics for the hackathon.
SaturdayJune 2nd, 2012
RHoK Global Hackathon
- 9:00 Registration- Bagels and Coffee sponsored by Nike
- 10:00 Welcome & Intros - Johnny Diggz, Geeks Without Bounds +) GWOB.org
- 10:15 Problem Definition Presentations from Subject Matter Experts
- 11:00 Team Formations
- 12:00 Lunch provided by Tropo
- 1:00 Hacking Begins
- 5:30 Team Standup Reports (3 minutes max)
- 7-? Hacking Overnight (optional)
RHoK Global Hackathon
- 9:00 Bagels and Coffee sponsored sponsored by Vantage PR
- 10:00 Hacking Continues
- 12:00 Lunch provided by Dropbox
- 2:30 Hacking Wrap-Up
- 3:30 Final Team Presentations
- 5:00 Awards and Drinks
- 6:00 Hackathon Ends