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This presentation is an introduction to the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) initiative for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). In it you can learn about how RHoK works, how it works and how it can help ...

This presentation is an introduction to the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) initiative for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). In it you can learn about how RHoK works, how it works and how it can help you, and how to participate.

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    • Introduction for Subject Matter Experts
      rhok.org
    • You Will Learn
      What is RHoK and who is behind it
      How it worksand how it can help you
      How to participate in RHoK
    • What is Random Hacks of Kindness
      A community of innovation
      Developing practical open source solutions to DRM challenges
      + 37 Government, Academic and Civil Society Partners
    • How RHoK Works
      Subject matter experts define the problems
      Volunteer technologists build open source solutions
      2x Annual Global Events
      Weekend sprints
      Work continues after events
    • How RHoK Can Help You
      Case Study: CHASM
      CHASM is software for modeling landslide risk
      Algorithms to model landslide risk were in a complex and largely impenetrable form
      Local engineers were prevented from using it to model their field data
    • CHASM’s Problem Definition
      “Develop a web-interface for inputting field data to an existing landslide prediction model, and allow the user to download the model outputs for visualization, interpretation and identification of landslide risk reduction measures.”
      “By making this model available to local engineers and technicians in developing countries it will be possible for them to work with residents to diagnose the causes of landslides in the most vulnerable ‘shanty-town’ communities.”
    • What Happened to CHASM
      Volunteers created a user-friendly interface that allowed engineers on the ground to
      • Enter their data
      • Preview a plot
      • Process the data into output files
      • Visualize and interpret data to understand the risk
      Volunteers went to St. Lucia to continue their work
      CHASM piloted by the World Bank in the Caribbean
    • What is a Problem Definition
      OverviewName, Summary, Example Uses, Locations
      DescriptionUser Stories, Constraints, Extra Credit, Sustainability
      ResourcesPhotos, video, similar projects
    • Creating a Problem Definition
      Problem definitions start a conversation, volunteers like to iterate on feedback
      Success is partially dependent on your participation
      Co-owners can help
      • Signal levels of interest & support to the community
      • Provide more points of contact for volunteers
      • Improve the problem definition and solutions developed
    • How to Participate
      Create a problem definition – rhok.org/problemsWe’re here to help you
      Attend an event20 cities around the world June 4th & 5th - rhok.org/events
      Work with volunteers – rhok.org/communityRHoK activity continues around the year