[okfn-be] Random Hacks of Kindness Hackathon in Belgium, 2/3 June 2012

imifos at gmail.com imifos at gmail.com
Mon May 7 21:37:42 UTC 2012

Hi Pieter,

Great! Let's work this idea out.

I'll send you a private mail with my contact information and some ideas

Actually, in Belgium, it's the 2nd event, but 5 is a good target for us :)

Have a good night,

On 7/05/2012 23:16, Pieter Colpaert wrote:
> Hi Tasha,
> Congrats with the 5th edition!
> It would be great to have someone of OKFN as a speaker at RHoK. Do you
> think it would be possible to present some datasets of Belgium and Flanders?
> In June, Flanders is going to organise an Open Data Day. It might be
> interesting to give the best hacker who uses open data a stage on the
> 15th of June as well for what (s)he coded. Maybe we can, to stimulate
> this, give a great price for if they use datasets we will have opened up
> by then? What do you think?
> Maybe we should have a phone call concerning this...
> Kind regards,
> Pieter
> On 05/07/2012 09:50 PM, imifos at gmail.com wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> we are organising the 2nd RHoK Hackathon on 2-3 June in Belgium. The
>> location is this time in Kontich, near Antwerp, Gent and Brussels.
>> The mission of the global RHoK movement is to make the world a better
>> place through a global community of innovation developing practical open
>> technology. Hacking for Humanity, so to speak. RHoK is unique in the
>> space of “apps competitions”, “hackathons” and “technology for social
>> good”. RHoK’s model is to start from identifying, defining and refining
>> problem definitions provided by subject matter experts and local
>> stakeholders. This ensures that volunteer time is focused on solving
>> real problems for real people.
>> This will be the 5th event in general, happening at the same time in 35
>> cities around the world, live streamed and ... great fun!
>> Everybody is welcome, programmers as well as designers, creative people
>> and brain stormers. During the event we speak a mix of 4 languages:
>> French, Dutch, English and a bit of German (yes, we have participants
>> from the german speaking region of Belgium:) )
>> The event is free. Food and net access will be provided. Great fun is
>> promised, prices for the best applications are foreseen and sleeping is
>> possible on place. Everything the hacker's heart requires is prepared -
>> missing part: YOU!
>> The usage of Open-data - local or global - is highly recommended. Maybe
>> one of the OKFN-BE people would like to join the event to present the
>> project? We would like to introduce the Hackathon with some shorts talk
>> sessions and it would be a great opportunity to establish deeper
>> contacts. We are also looking for "local problem definitions" and I'm
>> sure the the OKFN-BE list members have some inspiration what could be
>> done. Hey, programming power for free - don't miss this :-)
>> More info on the Belgium event page: http://rhok.be and the global event
>> page: http://rhok.org, or just Google around.
>> Impressions from the last event in Belgium (video and pics):
>> http://www.rhok.be/media/
>> Best wishes,
>> Tasha
>> RHOK.BE Team
>> @Imifos
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