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Random Hacks of Kindness Event: 1st – 2nd December at University of Southampton #rhoksoton

Avatar photoNovember 26, 2012
by Lisa Harris

Dirk Gorissen from Engineering is running this weekend’s Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) event in the University of Southampton Mountbatten Building (53). It takes place in the Common Room on Level 3.

A RHoK (founded by Google, Microsoft, Nasa, and others) is all about bringing domain experts, programmers, and makers together for a weekend in order to solve problems related to humanity and international development.The University of Southampton will be one of the satellite cities as part of the global Random Hacks of Kindness Event

RHoK are an awesome way to learn something new, test your skills, meet new people, and do something for the good of the world. For more details about how they work see this post.

The event will be supported by the Student Digital Champions led by Ivan Melendez.

Registration Deadline:
Friday, November 30. Get your tickets via Eventbrite
Reception: Friday, November 30, 2012 6pm in the Trago Lounge, 190-192 Portswood Road, Southampton. ‎

You can read Dirk’s report of the previous RHoK event here


Saturday, December 1st

9:00am – Welcome & problem statement presentations
10am – Form groups and hackathon begins
12:00 – Lunch
Presentation by Mark Lunney from the London Google Developer Group
Presentation by Jack Townsend form CleanWebUK
Presentation by Justing MacKinnon, founder of crisismappersUK
5:30pm – Team status reports
6pm – Pizza
Hackathon continues until 11pm

Sunday, December 2nd

8am – Doors open
9am – Breakfast
10am – Team status report
12pm – Pizza
3:00pm – Hackathon ends & judging begins
5:00pm – Judging completed & prizes awarded.




Categories: Blog and Student Digital Champions. Tags: #digichamps and #rhoksoton.