What is Random Hacks of Kindness?
It is an initiative that brings together disaster relief experts and software engineers to work on identifying key challenges to disaster relief, and developing solutions to these critical issues. This Codejam is the first of a series of Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) events that will bring the best and brightest together for a “give camp” to solve real world-problems related to Crisis/Disaster Relief.
I love this. When I spent two years at Hopkins as a Preventive Medicine resident, I saw and worked in many public health departments. The government should be spearheading almost nothing. For anyone who hasn’t worked in government, I suggest doing so just to appreciate the sluggish, bureaucratic, ineffectual inner workings of pension working.
It’s so nice to see outside industry fixing problems the government can’t.