Intro for Subject Matter Experts

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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 you, and how to participate.

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Intro for Subject Matter Experts

  1. 1. Introduction for Subject Matter Experts<br />rhok.org<br />
  2. 2. You Will Learn<br />What is RHoK and who is behind it<br />How it worksand how it can help you<br />How to participate in RHoK<br />
  3. 3. What is Random Hacks of Kindness<br />A community of innovation <br />Developing practical open source solutions to DRM challenges<br /> + 37 Government, Academic and Civil Society Partners<br />
  4. 4. How RHoK Works<br />Subject matter experts define the problems<br />Volunteer technologists build open source solutions<br />2x Annual Global Events<br />Weekend sprints<br />Work continues after events<br />
  5. 5. How RHoK Can Help You<br />Case Study: CHASM<br />CHASM is software for modeling landslide risk<br />Algorithms to model landslide risk were in a complex and largely impenetrable form<br />Local engineers were prevented from using it to model their field data<br />
  6. 6. CHASM’s Problem Definition<br />“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.”<br />“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.”<br />
  7. 7. What Happened to CHASM<br />Volunteers created a user-friendly interface that allowed engineers on the ground to <br /><ul><li>Enter their data
  8. 8. Preview a plot
  9. 9. Process the data into output files
  10. 10. Visualize and interpret data to understand the risk</li></ul>Volunteers went to St. Lucia to continue their work<br />CHASM piloted by the World Bank in the Caribbean<br />
  11. 11. What is a Problem Definition<br />OverviewName, Summary, Example Uses, Locations<br />DescriptionUser Stories, Constraints, Extra Credit, Sustainability<br />ResourcesPhotos, video, similar projects<br />
  12. 12. Creating a Problem Definition<br />Problem definitions start a conversation, volunteers like to iterate on feedback<br />Success is partially dependent on your participation<br />Co-owners can help<br /><ul><li>Signal levels of interest & support to the community
  13. 13. Provide more points of contact for volunteers
  14. 14. Improve the problem definition and solutions developed</li></li></ul><li>How to Participate<br />Create a problem definition – rhok.org/problemsWe’re here to help you<br />Attend an event20 cities around the world June 4th & 5th - rhok.org/events<br />Work with volunteers – rhok.org/communityRHoK activity continues around the year<br />

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