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Random Hacks of Kindness december 2012

Pieter Colpaert

For the third time we organize Random Hacks of Kindness in Belgium. Random Hacks of Kindness is a rapidly growing global initiative encompassing a community of over 5,500 innovators in over 30 countries making the world a better place by developing practical, open source technology solutions to respond to some of the most complex challenges facing humanity. This is done by defining problems, organizing hackathons, and ensuring projects are effectively deployed. Join us on December 1st and 2nd for the next series of global hackathons.

At the next event we’ll be working on some ideas from Bond Zonder Naam. One of the ideas will be used during their next campagne which goes live on 12/12/12 (10 days after the event). We’ll also be brainstorming about food wastes, some problems around Journalism and a possible cooperation with Doctors Without Borders. More info on some of the ideas can be found on our blog:

But apart from that it’s also possible to propose your own idea(s). This can be done at the start of the weekend. Last year Pieter from OKFN proposed an idea around Open Data, City Battle. City Battle has been show cased during the Creative Media Days in Gent and has won a prize at the Open Data Day of the Flemish Government. You can view the result on

Enthousiasts from all over the world will be working on similar problems during the weekend, if you want to be part of this, register now at our website:!

– Guest blog post by Maarten Cautreels


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