Two Global Hackathons – Sign up now!

18th November 2010

Be part of two global hackathons, The International Open Data Hackathon and Random Hacks of Kindness.

A combined Birmingham Open Data Hack Day and RHOK will be held on December 4th, hosted at Faraday Wharf, Birmingham Science Park Aston, Birmingham.

What’s a Global Hackathon?

It’s a free event that brings together developers from all over the world to design and build applications for real-world problems, also know as ‘code sprint’.

You work the way you want to in a hackthon: you can join a global team collaborating across time zones or stay local, working with people in Birmingham.  You can work on a

pre-defined problem, or bring your own idea on the day.

What’s Random Hacks of Kindness?

It’s a “hack for humanity”, building applications relating to natural disaster risk and response.

RHOK happens all weekend: it’s the third RHOK event, and Birmingham will be the first RHOK venue ever in the UK.

What’s the International Open Data Hackathon?

It’s about using open public data, to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.

Who else is involved?

Birmingham will collaborate with camps in cities across the world, including Aarhus, Nairobi, Sao Paulo, Chicago, Bangalore, New York, Lusaka, Berlin, Toronto, Bogota, Atlanta, Jakarta, Seattle and Vienna amongst others.

For more information and to book, please click here.

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