#RHok4Peace Hackathon

Random Hacks of Kindness For Peace (#RHok4Peace)

Open data, open source solutions, and wonderful people who believe in hacking for humanity! It was a productive hackathon and I am looking forward to participating in the next event. Many kind thanks to the Axiom Zen idea catalysts for their support.

PeaceGeeks hosted its second Random Hacks of Kindness (April 11-12 @ the Hive) to help support organizations that are working on peace and human rights issues around the world, including: (1) the Nakuru Gender-Based Violence Network in Kenya, which is helping to raise awareness about violence against women to local health authorities; (2) Community Empowerment for Progress Organization in South Sudan, which is looking at how to leverage social media to challenge the escalation of violence in South Sudan; and (3) Aid Watch Palestine, which aims to made aid to Palestine more transparent and accountable to Palestinians.

Creative teams worked on several social-change projects:

  • SMS App for Reporting on Sexual Violence in Kenya
  • SMS App for Reporting Conflict Violence in South Sudan
  • Improving Services Advisor web app for Syrian Refugees in Jordan
  • Website for Aid Watch Palestine
  • Site Rebuild for Random Hacks of Kindness
  • Social Media Strategy for Countering Conflict Violence
  • Monitoring Nigeria’s Governor & State Assembly Elections

Here’s my Peace Hacking team taking a break for a group photo:

Paula MacDowell

My 3-year old son, future world peace maker/hacker:

Paula MacDowell

Paula MacDowell