Rabu, 01 Desember 2010

Hackathon, Indonesia Invites Hackers To do Virtue

The software developer in Indonesia get invited to undertake activities with the label 'hacking'. Make no mistake, this one is done for good.
The name of its activities is to include the word 'hack', but do not get stuck in negative stereotypes first. The word 'hack' here refers to developing software for specific purposes.
The event is 'Hackathon' (marathon hacking) Random Hack of Kindness (RHOK) held in the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction, Menara Thamrin, Jakarta, 4-5 December 2010.
From the written information received, this event will be held for 48 hours non-stop.
The developer is expected to produce software that can be used in disaster response efforts. Another aim was to reduce the impact of disasters and help save lives.
And, just as with the marathon, there are winners and the prizes that can be achieved. Each Hackathon RHoK will be competition with the limitation of time to complete the challenge they can.
At the end of the marathon for two days, the panel will assess each retasan, and the winner will take home prizes and nicknames, Star RHoK.
Random Hack of Kindness was held simultaneously in 20 cities in the world. In Jakarta, the event was supported by the Australian Government, National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and DailySocial.net.
Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) actually is about using technology to make the world a better place, through which the goal is to build communities of innovation.
RHOK unify the developers with disaster experts to identify critical global challenges, and develop software to handle it.
This event brings the best and the brightest developers from around the world, they voluntarily provide time to solve real world problems.
RHOK was initiated Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, NASA and the World Bank. The event was first performed in California in November 2009.
Application of the first mat that is used to handle the disaster in Haiti and Chile. Hackathon second, in Washington DC, produce the landslide risk visualization applications to help guide planning and development of urban and rural areas.

1 komentar:

Stephaine mengatakan...

hmp! informative... to a know nothing like me this is a good information..

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