6Jun

RHoK 1.0 Sydney: Day 2

RHoKing projects and adventure had by RHoK1.0 Sydney. Our 6 teams submitted our videos for the Random Hacks of Kindness 1.0 Awards ceremony which happens tonight in Washington, DC.

RHoK Sydney Summary
30 – 35 people participated over 2 days
6 fanastic projects produced
countless video, pictures, ustream, and tweets delivered to tell our story
Caffeine pills, coffee runs, Tall poppies food and sugar highs

Catching the RHoK1.0 Sydney:


Teams produced quick presentations about their projects:

Some RHoK Collaboration highlights:

*Bushfire Connect Team collaborated with Nairobi to learn about ussd/sms and Ushahidi
*Sydney team leads connected CrisisCamp Montreal with RHOK1.0 Nairobi to collaborate on Haiti Amps
*Sydney team leads connected CrisisCamp London to Nairobi for some wiki gardening help
*Sydney UAV project collaborated with Crisis Camp London and RHOK1.0 Washington
*Person Finder Sydney collaborated with RHOK1.0 Washington on the Person Finder project
*A number of the projects have live websites or proof of concepts with visuals as part of the presentations.
*Guests from Drumbeat (Mozilla Foundation) and the Sydney World Bank offices attended our presentations today. RHoK1.0 Nairobi and Crisis Commons London attended via Ustream.

Thank you and more follow-up

We filmed the report backs on the projects. These will be on the RHoK 1.0 Sydney Youtube in the next couple of days.

Lastly, we had so much fun and I feel very happy that folks attending from all over Australia (Brisbane, Newcastle, Canberra, and Sydney) and New Zealand as well as two Canadians and one US volunteer. I firmly believe that the community in AU/NZ will continue.

We are very proud of all the collaboration and awesomeness of our efforts. I personally am quite honoured to have met each of the attendees and to have shared this experience with them.

Thank you to Second Muse, the World Bank, RHoK and Crisis Commons for giving us all this opportunity, and to the CIE/ASB/UNSW for the spectacular venue, logistical support and beautiful sunrises/sets.

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