RHOK @ the International Conference on Crisis Mapping

Welcome to the first ever ICCM RHOK event, presented by the AT&T Developer Program

The International Conference of Crisis Mappers unites mappers, humanitarians, technologists and more. Random Hacks of Kindness is an event and community that brings together similar minds for quick sprint-like “hacks” aimed at solving real world problems. The event will be held on October 13 -14, 2012 at George Washington University. The goal is to unite the hacking (technical communities) with the humanitarian communities.

This hackathon follows the Random Hacks of Kindness model. We will curate the challenge definitions as per the criteria below. RHOK participants will collaborate with the challenge owners during the event to build a prototype or address an issue. Items that are deemed sustainable may be continued by the teams with the support of the greater digital humanitarian communities. 

AT&T, our gold sponsor, is presenting ICCM RHOK as part of their AT&T Developer Program.  We also seek further sponsorship to support the technology, logistics and food needs.If you know of any (or are such a group!), please let us know.

About Registration
Registration for ICCM RHOK is free and separate from the other ICCM events. While it will be hosted in the same location, this simultaneous event is focused on making and doing Hacks + maps and more. We’ve set up a number of free tickets for you to grab. Please pick one ticket based on your best-fit skills. This will help us in team formation and recruitment.

About the Challenge Submissions
ICCM RHOK Challenge Submissions will be accepted from August 29 - September 27, 2012 18:00 UTC. Our problem curation team will review and announce the full list by October 3, 2012.  Each challenge submission requires project owners to be available in person or virtually for the duration of the event. The final ICCM RHOK Challenge Submissions will be published on the Crisismappers site.

The criteria for acceptance of hacks includes:


  • relevant to the ICCM community
  • Topics focused on either maps or humanitarian-focused hacks
  • Clear problem statement and set of tasks
  • Plausible for a weekend hackathon

How to submit a Challenge Submission:
We are using Hackpad to track challenge submission and notes.  


ICCM RHOK Event Schedule
Saturday, October 13, 2012: 10:00 - 17:00 pm EDT 
Sunday, October 14, 2012: 10:00 - 18:00 pm EDT

(Final pitches are at 16:00 pm Sunday. All can attend)


What to Bring:

laptop, coffee mug, smile

What we Supply:

Food, beverages, wifi, power


More Details soon!

Contacts: Willow Brugh (willow.bl00 AT gwob.org and Heather Leson (hleson AT ushahidi.com)


Registration Deadline: 
Monday, October 8, 2012
Reception details: 
Hackathon Location: 
George Washington University
Event Leads: