What problems can we solve during Random Hacks of Kindness this weekend? - Technical.ly Philly


May 31, 2011 11:30 am

What problems can we solve during Random Hacks of Kindness this weekend?

Here are five ideas to take on during this weekend hackathon.

This weekend, June 4-5, Random Hacks of Kindness will bring together hackers, developers, coders and designers to build at Drexel University, as we told you last month. RSVP here.

This Friday night, at Indy Hall, we want you all to come grab a (free) beer and talk about what we can accomplish — whether you have any development background or not. Free reservation here.

The international weekend hackathon is targeted for practical open source solutions to disaster risk management and climate change adaptation challenges and here in Philadelphia we’re using the recently unveiled resource OpenDataPhilly.org as inspiration. [Full Disclosure: Technically Philly is co-organizing Random Hacks with Drexel PhD student Michael Brennan.]

To get your juices flowing, we looked back at another, bigger event Technically Philly held in February with Code for America and Young Involved Philadelphia to bring out new perspectives on data, trolled through other suggestions we’ve started getting and spoke to the good folks at Azavea, who are behind the development of OpenDataPhilly.org. During the Friday reception, we’ll have some prompts to get down to the real process of making some of this happen.

To use the Random Hacks phrase, here are some Problem Definitions and directions we’ve heard bubble up:

In the comments below, let us know what else you want to see accomplished, and be sure to come out Friday to push the conversation forward.


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