Hackathons are becoming a powerful tool for solving the problems of aid organizations.
Using multiple sets of existing open data, attendees are provided the resources to develop creative and imaginative solutions to complex issues.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Arduinos in Antarctica, a new open source project to stop human trafficking, a standard for the Internet of Things, and more! Open source news for your reading pleasure: January 10 - 16, 2015
Health Hack 2014 preparations, presentations, and winning teams.
In 490 BC the Greek army defeated the first Persian invasion at the battle of Marathon. Legend says that the courier Pheidippides was dispatched to deliver the news of the victory to Athens, and did so by running 40 km (26 miles), exclaiming upon arrival: "We have won!", to then collapse and die.... Read more
When I walked into Carroll Hall, for a moment I felt like I was back in college... and at the World’s Best Slumber Party. There were tables full of salty snacks, stacks of sleeping bags, and the chatter of excited young women. But, unlike the sleepovers of my youth, talk was about Python, HTML, and... Read more
The first Europe Code Week was held two months ago at schools and CoderDojos in 26 countries around Europe—Ireland and Croatia being the most active. The event was launched to help increase the knowledge shared with school-age children about coding, computer science, and technology by The Young... Read more
What started as an uphill battle in Burlington, Vermont on the National Day of Civic Hacking in June 2013, transversed into an understanding between local government, non-profits, the media, and the community four months later. What they came to understand was that we can grow stronger when we work... Read more
Rare diseases are defined as as those afflicting populations of fewer than 200,000 patients, or about 1 in 1,500 people. There are about 7,000 rare diseases, the majority of which are genetically related and commonly affecting the very young (infants). At first glance, rare diseases seem to only... Read more
"Got code?" is the theme of the Alameda County Apps Challenge 2013.1, the second in a series of unique day-long events designed to challenge the public to create web and mobile applications using Alameda County open data sets. The Apps Challenge will run from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday, April... Read more