Friday, November 8, 2013

RHoK DC to be held in DC Public Middle School Dec 7 & 8th

Random Hacks of Kindness DC Hackathon 2013
Alice Deal Middle School -- Dec. 7-8, 2013

Help Earth Foundation and Alice Deal Middle School are excited to host the Random Hacks of Kindness hackathon on Dec. 7-8, 2013. At the event developers, designers, scientists, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, students and activists will come together to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology to solve challenges relevant to our neighborhoods, cities, states and country.

The focus for this Washington, DC’s December RHoK Hackathon is on Community, Data, and Solutions. The Washington, DC Director of the Budget has agreed to make available the city’s Budget Data. RHoK supplies the challenges, datasets, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake.  Attendees bring their laptop, skills, and ideas. Whether you are a backend person, designer, student, or data geek - you are invited to attend this event.
Let us know about your challenges or ideas or bring them to the meeting.  To get a sense of what RHoK has covered in the past, please visit

WHO: Calling all developers, designers, scientists, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, students and activists
WHAT: Random Hacks of Kindness December Global Hackathon for Good
WHERE:  Hosted by Alice Deal Middle School, 3815 Fort Dr., NW, Washington, D.C. 20016
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7th (9 AM-6 PM)  and  Sunday, Dec. 8th (9AM-6 PM)  
INFO: For questions contact Help Earth Foundation at 202-634-5791

For more infomation about Random Hacks of Kindness visit, visit our FB page or follow us on twitter @RHoKDC.

About Deal Middle School
Alice Deal Middle School combines a rigorous academic program with the nurturing environment of a neighborhood school. Located in the heart of northwest DC, Deal's campus boasts a beautiful, historic building filled with dynamic spaces for instruction. At Deal, students receive a challenging academic program, which encompasses participation in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program as well as music and visual arts. Deal encourages students to explore their unique strengths and offers a variety of extracurricular activities. 

About Random Hacks of Kindness

A rapidly growing global initiative encompassing a community of over 5,500 innovators in over 30 countries making the world a better place by developing practical, open source technology solutions to respond to some of the most complex challenges facing humanity. Random Hacks of Kindness RHoK was founded as a joint effort by Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, NASA and The World Bank, dedicated to bringing software developers together to respond to challenges facing humanity in the area of natural disaster risk.

Link to download a PDF of Press Release