The June Edition of RHOK Montréal will focus on games for social change, and is a unique opportunity for the video games community and the international development community to collaborate on how games can be used to increase awareness, drive action and even solve important social challenges.
RHoK Montréal is taking place in collaboration Nokia, Microsoft, Google, UNICEF Québec, and PlayMob, in addition to many others!
If you’re curious to learn more about RHoK, how games can impact social change, or are looking for team-mates, we’re holding a meetup at Google Montréal (1253 Avenue McGill College) from 5:30 – 7:30 on May 15th.
This June!The Random Hacks of Kindness is Back,On June 2nd and 3rd, 2012,for 36 Hours,3 East Africa Countries will be jointly participating,In Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda,Experts and Developers,Working non-stop!,With the the same purpose,Discussing some of the challenges they face,Provide Solutions,With the the same main themes:Urban Disasters,Improving Monitoring During Elections,Data Management for Counties,Nairobi Venue: Red Court HotelKampala Venue: Makerere UniversityKigali Venue: Kigali Institute of Science and Technology Join us on this date as we make this a great success,Register athttp://www.eventbrite.com/event/2523275184Come and Be a part of East Africas biggest tech event?
Imagine a future where community and non-profit organizations have access to top-notch developer talent from around the world. In such a future, we could unleash the unlimited potential of technology to make it a better place. We could quickly build powerful and meaningful solutions to critical problems like natural resource management and disaster management, which could result in millions of lives bettered or saved. The Random Hacks of Kindess team is working to make this future a reality, today.
Twice a year, RHoK brings together developers, designers, and managers in cities around the world, who team up with local community representatives in search of technology solutions to local and global issues. Each RHoK event is structured as a two-day marathon of hacking where developers have a set amount of time to solve the challenges they are given. At the end, a panel of judges reviews the solutions. The winning teams are rewarded with prizes, and the chance to see their applications get massive traction in real-life situations.
While solving high-impact problems, one of the main aims of RHoK events is to make it engaging for people while they're at it.
- Developers, designers, and product managers have the opportunity to network with their peers from the local community, showcase their talents, and engage in what they truly love doing.
- Subject matter experts get to meet their colleagues and gather information about the broad range of efforts in the region. They also get to drive teams to build solutions to the issues they are most passionate about.
- Speakers and judges have the opportunity to inspire a crowd of people to build solutions that are truly world-changing.
- Sponsors of the event can represent their companies and spread the word about the work they do. If a sponsor is offering a data set or API to power problem solutions at the event, they also have an opportunity to generate some buzz about these.
- Everyone gets free drinks, food, and a t-shirt!
The city of Austin will play host to yet another RHoK event on June 1 - 3 2012. The city is bursting with color and life at this time of the year, which aptly reflects the passion of its upcoming tech community. The first RHoK Austin event was held in December 2011, and was a resounding success. Some of the solutions that came out of the last event are:
- Ready Global App
- The Collaboration Project
- Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs)
- Let's Give Millions of People a Voice Who Currently Can't Speak
- CT Map - Community Technology Resource Map
- Breakthrough Austin - Tracking Student Success
RHoK Austin takes its fun very seriously. The event starts off with a reception where participants have a great time relaxing and meeting like-minded peers. The fun continues into the weekend, developers typically working through Saturday night with their fill of coffee and snacks. And after the winners are announced on Sunday, the after-party begins! This is the time for participants to unwind and celebrate their achievements over the packed weekend.
We are currently looking for participants, subject matter experts, sponsors, speakers, and judges for RHoK Austin. If you are inspired by what this event has to offer, please get in touch with the RHoK team on our website. Come help us RHoK once more!
RHOK is back in Montréal! Help us make this RHOK rock! The special focus for this event will be games for social change.
Drop by Notman House on April 5 if you are interested in helping to plan the next RHOK event (June 1-3, 2012).
See you there!
As of 2/13, we now have a fully functional application and webservice, complete with submission forms for advertisements. Going forward, we hope to bring on board content creators as well as develop web scraping routines to help curators keep current with the fast-paced world of political ads and coverage thereof.
We'll also be looking at ways to refactor our code and bring the webservice to a more mature state.
Our Summary (German version) is available at http://rhokch.blogspot.com/2011/12/erfolgreiches-wochenende-fur-random.html
1) If you do not have it already, install VirtualBox.
2) Download and import Sahana-Eden Development Kit Image (1 GB, .ova): http://eden.sahanafoundation.org/wiki/InstallationGuidelines/VirtualMachine
- In VirtualBox Manager:
- Select File -> Import Appliance.
- Click the Choose button. Navigate to the EdenDevEnv.ova file and select it.
- Click Next (or Open, for a Mac).
- (Do not uncheck any options on the appliance options form.)
- Click Import.
- Note: If you get requests for a .ovf file, upgrade to the newest version of Virtual Box.
- Connect to the Network
- Next tell the VM about your machine's network interface, so the guest can get to the network.
- Scroll down on the right side of VirtualBox Manager until you see Network -- click that.
- If no adapters are enabled, enable adapter 1.
- For "Attached to" select "Bridged Adapter".
that, for "Name", select the appropriate network interface, e.g.
wireless if that's what you're using. (Keep this setting in mind -- you
may need to change it if you sometimes use a wired network, and
- Start Virtual Machine
- Double-click the virtual machine entry to start it.
- As it starts up, it may show popups about "mouse / keyboard capture". Check "Don't show this again" and dismiss the popups.
- The Login screen should appear:
- User: dev
- Password: eden
- After you're logged in, the Eclipse IDE will start -- ignore it for the moment.
Note: If you get requests for a .ovf file, upgrade to the newest version of Virtual Box.
bzr merge https://code.launchpad.net/~flavour/sahana-eden/buildingAssessments
Change deployment_settings.modules → ADD
(“building”, Storage (
nice_name + …
open terminal type ifconfig, get ipaddress
Launch Eclipse (in Virtual Box)
Run (click small arrow to change the RUN configuration Select Python Run → web2py. Select (x)=Argument. Specify new argument:
-a eden --ip IP address
Eden is an Emergency Development Environment - an Open Source framework
to rapidly build powerful applications for Emergency Management. It is a
web based collaboration tool that addresses the common coordination
problems during a disaster from finding missing people, managing aid,
managing volunteers, tracking camps effectively between Government
groups, the civil society (NGOs) and the victims themselves. http://eden.sahanafoundation.org/
1) Sahana-Eden Development Kit Image (1 GB)
2) Sahana-Eden ATC-20
3) Android SDK: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
Android phone or http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/tools/emulator.html
(Debugging mode; needs to accept unprivileged applications)
4) Sahana Xforms ODK Connect Client
Get from Android Marketplace
Programmer 1 of 2 Rachel Foecking: firstname.lastname@example.org
ATC-20 Rapid Assessment Form (PDF)
ATC-20 Detailed Assessment Form (PDF)
ATC-20i app for the Palm Treo (2008)
SAHANA INCIDENT REPORT SYSTEM:
Great Screenshot/No code to be found: http://markshuster.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/sahana-flow-2.png