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Random Hacks of Kindness


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About Random Hacks of Kindness, Bangalore.
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Random Hacks of Kindness

  1. 1. What to expect at Random Hacks of Kindness? Bengaluru, India June 4 – 5, 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>We are a team of volunteers who drummed up this event for you. </li></ul><ul><li>For two days, we will brain and hack on humanitarian aid, climate change and disaster risk reduction problems. </li></ul><ul><li>We are a satellite event, so we got funding from local sponsors. The event counts on each of you to help us make it great. </li></ul><ul><li>So, really, YOU are the event : ) </li></ul>RHoK Bengaluru
  3. 3. <ul><li>RHoK </li></ul>How to…
  4. 4. <ul><li>All hackers need to sign up at </li></ul><ul><li>Add your name, some basic details. </li></ul><ul><li>WHY? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get to know people who you might hack with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyone else knows about your expertise / skill set </li></ul></ul>Sign up …
  5. 5. <ul><li>New problem definitions are being added to the RHoK site < > daily. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out the definitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start brainstorming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask the organizers questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Review the problem definitions
  6. 6. <ul><li>If you can’t attend, please email [email_address] or [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>We can give your spot to someone else. </li></ul>Can’t Attend?
  7. 7. <ul><li>RHoK Bangalore will provide you with: Lunch, Tea/Coffee, T-shirt, stickers, some swag and prizes for winning hacks. </li></ul><ul><li>RHoK Bangalore thanks our amazing sponsors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jaaga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intuit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo Labs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Esri </li></ul></ul>The Main event
  8. 8. <ul><li>Your Laptop, power bar, power strips, demo equipment, dongle </li></ul><ul><li>Camera, webcam, headphones </li></ul><ul><li>Smile and an open mind </li></ul><ul><li>Water bottles: drinking water is available @ the venue, but we will not pollute mother earth by using plastic/paper cups , so your own bottle will help! </li></ul><ul><li>Pocketful of chewing gums, coffee sweets to give you constant supply of glucose, caffeine & ideas! </li></ul>What to bring?
  9. 9. <ul><li>Jaaga – Creative Common Ground </li></ul><ul><li>No. 16/1, Rhenius Street Off Richmond Road Opposite Hockey Stadium Shanthinagar Bangalore - 560025. INDIA </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? [email_address] +91 9893 627 684 </li></ul>Where is RHoK Bangalore?
  10. 10. <ul><li>8:30 am Arrive, help us set-up and Register </li></ul><ul><li>9:00 -9:30 Introduction to RHoK </li></ul><ul><li>9:30 Keynote speaker Dr. J. Srinivasan (IISc) </li></ul><ul><li>10:30 Tea / Coffee served </li></ul><ul><li>10:40 Presenetation by Venketesh on ‘txtweb’ a platform for future of SMS data handling. </li></ul><ul><li>Then pick your problem definitions and teams. Start brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Coding, doing, brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>1:30 Lunch Break </li></ul><ul><li>Coding, doing, brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>6:00 – 6:30 Quick Discussion about your team’s work </li></ul><ul><li>7:00 ongoing (Optional to stay late. Otherwise, we’ll see you the next day) </li></ul>Saturday Schedule
  11. 11. <ul><li>8:00 – 8:30 am Arrive, Help us set up </li></ul><ul><li>8:30 – 10:00 am More coding </li></ul><ul><li>10:00 – 10:30 am Keynote by Mr. Bala Girisaballa, Yahoo Labs </li></ul><ul><li>11:00 am Tea/Coffee served </li></ul><ul><li>More coding & testing </li></ul><ul><li>1:00 Meals served </li></ul><ul><li>More coding & testing </li></ul><ul><li>4:00 pm Demo and prizes </li></ul><ul><li>6:00pm End of event </li></ul>Sunday Schedule
  12. 12. <ul><li>RHoK Bangalore has four judges: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mr. Vijayakumar Ivaturi – CTO, WIPRO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mr. Bala Girisaballa – Director, Yahoo Labs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prof. Rajagopalan – IIITB, Bangalore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sreekandh Balakrishnan – Open Source Consultant </li></ul></ul>Who are the judges?
  13. 13. <ul><li>For RHoK events we recommend the following criteria when local judges assess and rank projects presented at their event creativity / innovative / unique: </li></ul><ul><li>utility, can it be used in the field? </li></ul><ul><li>applicable, does it solve a problem </li></ul><ul><li>impact, local or global </li></ul><ul><li>progress (on existing work, or starting from nothing) </li></ul><ul><li>usability </li></ul><ul><li>other... </li></ul>How does Judging Work?
  14. 14. Thanks! See you on Saturday morning! We may have few last moment announcement then! WISH YOU LUCK!!!