RHoK San Francisco kicked off at NextSpace in downtown San Francisco last night with a reception and problem definition brainstorm hosted by local RHoK partners Geeks Without Bounds and Tropo. Inspired by the proposed problems, over 40 people gathered back at NextSpace this morning ready to hack for humanity.
Hackers have spent the day working hard. One team collaborated with technologists around the world on a simulation to support the construction of Samoa’s disaster-preparedness system. Team Drop has numerous people working together on a hack that will improve disaster preparedness by identifying emergency drinking water hydrants in San Francisco (video here). Team Tin Can is programming an interface to turn non-smartphones into smartphones. Team Blindspot is building an app to help California teachers evaluate and improve their classroom effectiveness (video here). Team D2020 is working on a web platform to teach kids how to hack the future.
Hackers share their skills before breaking into teams: