After the great success and feedback of the previous global RHoK event in Southampton I decided to organize the next one as well. This time around kindly helped out by Alejandro Saucedo from HackaSoton.
During the weekend of 1-2 December 2012, The University of Southampton will be one of the satellite cities as part of the global Random Hacks of Kindness Event!
Like in June it looks like we will be the only UK event so let that be an extra motivation!
Twitter hashtag: #rhoksoton
- Checkout the globally featured problems
- The Southampton RHoK on the Ubuntu Podcast
- We are proud and very grateful to announce that Google is kind enough to help with sponsoring food and prizes. They Join Enterprise at the UoS, Microsoft Gadgeteer, Import.io, ATASS, Tangent Web Design, and Dominos in supporting this great event.
- We will have a couple of short talks during the event:
For those who don’t know, a RHoK (founded by Google, Microsoft, Nasa, and others) is all about bringing domain experts, programmers, and makers together for a weekend in order to solve problems related to humanity and international development. They are an awesome way to learn something new, test your skills, meet new people, and do something for the good of the world (for more details see this post).
We still need more subject experts and sponsors. If you have a problem that falls within the RHoK scope and would like to have a bunch of smart people work on it: tell me and come along! Likewise, if you are a company or institution, how about giving your image a boost by sponsoring some pizza, t-shirts, merchandise, or a prize.
So if you are in the area and you think this sounds interesting please do register. You do not have to be a programmer to participate! In particular we also want to invite people who are into hardware, sensors, electronics, 3D printing, etc. But even if you are not a technical person there are still many ways you can contribute.
Any further tips, questions, ideas, suggestions….get in touch!