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101010 +) GWOBorg Hackathon
Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 7:00 AM (EDT)
Join geeks around the globe for a hackathon on 10.10.10 to build +) GWOBorg applications to help save the world!
+) GWOBorg (Geeks Without Bounds) is an international coalition of passionate problem solvers working together to assist people whose survival is threatened by lack of access to technology or communications due to violence, neglect, or catastrophe.
+) What is the 10.10.10 Hackathon?
We've identified some excellent free and open-source crisis-management platforms as well as group collaborative platforms ("The Platforms"), and we want to challenge developers to extend these platforms across the globe. You can set up your own, or use one of the "sandbox" versions we will have running.
Ushahidi - Ushahidi (oo-sha-heetee) is a free and open source platform that any person or organization can use to set up their own way to collect and visualize information. The core platform allows for plug-in and extensions so that it can be customized for different locales and needs.
Sahana - The Sahana project aims to provide an integrated set of pluggable, Web-based disaster management applications that provide solutions to large-scale humanitarian problems in the relief phase of a disaster.
OpenStreetMap - OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people like you. OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth.
Participation is free and open to anyone...but you must register on this Eventbrite in advance to qualify for prizes. You can register as an individual or a team. (If you're a member of a co-working, hacker or maker space, they have a chance to win a prize too if they’re registered!).
Even if you're not a coder, you can still help! Coders need help from graphic designers, project managers, IT support, and, perhaps most importantly...they need to know what to build! We need visionaries and humanitarians...people who KNOW what WW apps can do the most good. Even if you just have an idea or are not sure how you can help, just follow GWOBorg on Twitter or like GWOBorg on Facebook. Or post your thoughts the WW Discussion. You can start participating immediately and help us start solving problems.
+) How to Participate
THREE (3) $1010 CASH PRIZES will be awarded by Tropo. Furthermore, if your app wins and you're a member of a registered co-working, hacker or makerspace, they'll get an ADDITIONAL $1010.
FIVE (5) Apple iPad PRIZES will be awarded by Tropo, each consisting of an Apple iPad (16GB WiFi + 3G).
ONE (1) $1000 CASH PRIZE will be awarded by Heroku. At the winner's request, this prize may be awarded to the co-working/hacker/makerspace (or other charity) of the winner's choice.
One (1) $300 SERVICE CREDIT will be awarded by Heroku.
In order to qualify for a prize, you must REGISTER by 7am EST on 10.09.10. If you are a member of a co-working, hacker, or maker space, the space must register separately in order to qualify for the additional prize (same deadline applies).
The 101010 +) GWOBorg Hackathon officially begins 10am EST on 10.09.10. All apps must be completed no later than 7:00am EST on 10.10.10. At the end of the 24 hours, the HACKATHON SPONSORS will judge the REGISTERED apps and the winners will be announced during our LIVE GWOBorg BROADCAST starting at 01:10 PM EST on 10.10.10 on the GWOBorg website. Sponsors shall award prizes based on Sponsors' sole discretion.
+) GWOBorg Hackathon Sponsors
Tropo - Tropo is a powerful, yet simple API that adds Voice, SMS, Twitter, and IM support to the programming languages you already know. Tropo will award prizes to those registered apps that use the Tropo API.
GWOBorg is an international coalition of passionate problem solvers working together to assist people whose survival is threatened by lack of access to technology or communications due to violence, neglect, or catastrophe.