iHub Nairobi, is this weekend hosting the Kenyan round of the 2nd edition of Random Hacks of Kindness. Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is all about using technology to make the world a better place by building a community of innovation. RHoK brings software engineers together with disaster risk management experts to identify critical global challenges, and develop software to respond to them. A RHoK Hackathon event brings together the best and the brightest hackers from around the world, who volunteer their time to solve real-world problems.
The 1st edition of RHoK held in June this year also at the iHub was a huge success. It was eventually won by a team called Res-Q who developed a solution to the Person Finder problem. They created a Person finder technology that includes a database schema to synchronize multiple databases. The team came up with a mobile and also a web app. The mobile app was in j2me and with this the registration process would take place. The web app was named Virtual Assembly Point since it emulated a fire assembly point.
RHoK is a hackathon with indviduals or teams working through the whole of Saturday, through the night to have their submissions ready by the deadline of 13.30 on Sunday E.A.T.
The iHub is slowly filling up as hackers get used to the idea of rising before noon (although a free breakfast was a fitting reward for those who managed to wake up early.)
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