Publish What You Fund is excited and inspired by Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK). The first event in this initiative took place in Washington D.C. in November 2009, organised and and sponsored by NASA, Microsoft, Google and, Yahoo, SecondMuse and the World Bank. Bringing together disaster relief experts and software engineers, some great techie solutions to humanitarian emergencies were developed – examples can be found here.
In London, on April 10th at the Guardian offices, we will be doing something very similar – The Aid Information Challenge. Bringing together techies, aid practitioners and aid data, we will explore innovative apps and tools that can help us get the most out of information about aid. We are inspired by the success and methods of RHoK and look forward to emulating the quality of results at the Aid Information Challenge 2010.