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  • 1. What to expect at Random Hacks of Kindness? Montréal Canada June 1– 3, 2012
  • 2. How to get the latest Info @rhokMtléal-canada-0
  • 3. Register and Set Up An Account Register yourself for the event so we know you are coming. If you registered and can’t attend please email so we can give your spot to someone else.
  • 4. In Support of UNICEF Québec
  • 5. In Support of UNICEF Québec•UNICEF has a long history of innovation, developing products that it has eitherinvented or taken to scale.•In recent years, though, it has implemented a growing series of “Innovation Labs” atthe field level. Its first two labs were created in Kosovo and Uganda in 2010, and themodel has gradually been unrolled to a series of other countries.•We are aiming to create a link between UNICEF in Canada, and field offices.
  • 6. UNICEF Canada Areas of Priority1. Fundraising2. AdvocacyChild SurvivalChild ProtectionHIV and AIDSEmergenciesEducationPolicy Advocacy andPartnerships for Children’sRights
  • 7. Join a Project Or Bring Your OwnJoin a Project from the Montréal Event Page or Bring your own to the event! UNICEF Priorities. Your own idea/project! If you have a project, and are looking for teammates, post your project here: Send an email so we can then add the project to the Montréalevent page.
  • 8. Join a Project Or Bring Your OwnPROJECT IDEAS RELATED TO UNICEF PRIORITIESFundraising:Learn about PlayMob’s API, incorporate it into a new game or an existing gameAdvocacy:Access to Clean Water on First Nations reserves: Mapping + Survey + game for children.Education:Landmines: 3D simulation, augmented reality + mobile phonesSustainability: Child Friendly Cities.Your Ideas!
  • 9. Project E.g. : Mine Risk Education for Children using 3D Game Landmines are a serious risk in around 35 countries worldwide. To face this threat humanitarian NGOs use two complementary methods: The demining: which is very important, risky and expensive, it basically mean removing landmines and unexploded ordnance from fields to make them safe. Mine awareness / education: which is any action of teaching at risk population of their danger and how to avoid them in order to avoid casualties. In some heavily contaminated countries like Iraq or Cambodia, demining would take decades and cost several million$! so Mine awareness is only way to stop further casualties while cleaning the lands from danger. Although the demining hasadvanced in last 30 years (use of robots, trained dogs and mice to "smell" minefields) educational methods didnt benefit from advance in technology to transmit safety message in more effective way, and still use leaflet, drawing and other medium that are not effective in communicating with children. IDEA: 3D educational video game for children, to learn about danger of landmines and cluster munitions, by playing a simulation inside virtual world and learning to recognize them and how to avoid them and more importantly through a simulation understand various situation where he may encounter the danger. See
  • 10. Tools/ResourcesGitHub: Search for rhokMtl. We have privaterepositories for 125 teams.Unity: Free Pro licenses available now! Register to getthe code.Api Documentation: will be available before theevent.
  • 11. The Main eventIt is free! Check Eventbrite for the most up to date schedule. June 1 (evening): 5@7 with guest speakers. Team formation. June 2 – 3 : Workshops, Brainstorming, Prototyping, Designing. June 3 (afternoon): Submission deadline, presentations, feedback from judges.
  • 12. What to bring?Your Laptop, power bar, power cords, demoequipment,Camera, webcam, headphonesSmile and an open mindCoffee mug
  • 13. Where is RHoKMontréal?Concordia UniversityEV Building, 11-7251515 St Catherine West.Questions?
  • 14. How does Judging/Prizes Work? Judging Criteria and prizes will be posted one week before the event. A panel of judges from the games industry and international development community will play your game and determine the winners. You must present your project on Sunday afternoon to qualify for a prize.
  • 15. Follow the Event!UStream: Username: rhokMtlTwitter: @rhokMtlYoutube:rhokMtlPing us on twitter.
  • 16. Our Sponsors