done: upcoming: Meetup with Random Hacks of Kindness/Berlin, 19th June 2011

Let’s meet for an introduction and talk about Random Hacks of Kindness,  19th June 2011, 1830, at the Radisson Bus Plaza bar, right next to the National Theatre, Helsinki (more info below).

random hacks of kindness logo

One of the Random Hacks of Kindness/Berlin organisers, Anke Domscheit-Berg, is in Helsinki, and happy to share her experiences of Random Hacks of Kindness, and organisation furthering software development for humanitarian and developmental issues, as well as other open design and government transparency issues.

Anke Domscheit-Berg is the initiator of the German Government 2.0 Barcamp, and very active in german Open Data initiatives. She is also the founder and director of and supporter of OpenLeaks (…should someone want to leak something :) ) .
(more about RHoK below )

Time and place:
19th of June, 1830, at Radisson Bus Plaza hotel, Mikonkatu 23, Helsinki – bar, next to the National Theatre.

the place:,+finland&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=59.727033,79.101563&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Helsinki,+Finland&ll=60.171997,24.944876&spn=0.001163,0.002414&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=60.171924,24.945167&panoid=_YkYoFNzAJk7n1EFPK3I0Q&cbp=12,23.54,,0,-15.02

We’ll sit upstairs,
where it’s more secluded and silent.
I’ll wait downstairs by the bar, before the meetup,
and guide people upstairs.
If you don’t see me, and still feel a little lost, feel free to call :


Random Hacks of Kindness
(the text is from their website)

Random Hacks of Kindness is a community of innovation focused on developing practical open source solutions to disaster risk management and climate change adaptation challenges. Random Hacks of Kindness was founded in 2009 in partnership between Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, NASA and the World Bank. Since then thousands of volunteers have worked on applications that are already making an impact. I’m OK, an SMS service that lets people inform their families of their status, was used on the ground during the devastating earthquakes in Haiti and Chile in 2010. The World Bank is piloting CHASM, software for visualizing landslide risk, in the Caribbean. Other apps have received support and interest from governments, NGOs and international organizations around the world.

How it Works

RHoK works by bringing together experts in development and volunteers with a broad set of skills in software development and design. The goal is to produce practical open source solutions to development problems. Events give the community an opportunity to sprint on projects, but the community continues to collaborate around the year.

more here:



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