The opening reception for the Random Hacks of Kindness #3 (RHoK-3) mainstage in Seattle was held on Friday June 3rd, 2011 at the Georgetown Ballroom. There were presentations from NASA, Google, GWOB, Microsoft, Crisis Commons and SecondMuse, as well as dancing and a great acrobalance performance! We captured the raw, unedited experience for you in case you couldn't be there.
The following were the solutions presented in Seattle:
- Problem: Situational Awareness, damage assessment reporting, crowdsourcing
- Problem: "Tethered Towers", sensors launched on a balloon (Problem video, solution video)
- Problem: Move Food/Stuff - Form factors of communications for needs
- Problem: ID and Visualization of Emergent Crises -- Solution: Help Sauce
Some problems from Seattle were not presented for judging:
- Problem: Poison Gas Sniffer (video)
- Problem: I'm here / I'm Fine (aka Help SOS)
- Problem: Notification App for Local Governments - Game-based incentive to use less water
- Problem: GameSave
- Problem: Responding to information on Water Demand
This list will be updated (and links will be added) in the same blog post as these problems mature. Feel free to mimic this format in a new "event update" for other RHoK locations, or email the text to a blog author and we'll post one for you!
With only three days to go until Random Hacks of Kindness #3 kicks off around the world, the RHoK #3 North American Mainstage in Seattle is ready to go, with a Friday night reception at the Georgetown Ballroom featuring great speakers, a DJ and incredible entertainment, followed by two days of intensive hacking on disaster risk and climate change challenges at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA. RHoK #3 Seattle is being organized by Geeks Without Bounds (GWOB), a not-for-profit alliance of hackers, coders and geeks united by the common goal of assisting communities in distress. Read more about the plans for RHoK #3 Seattle on the GWOB blog and sign up here to join the action.