Friday, July 01, 2011

Hackers to the Rescue: Google Considers Disaster App - Digits - WSJ

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But an organization called Random Hacks of Kindness is attempting to take hacking’s traditional 1960s-era MIT definition of computer technology prowess and combine it with the idea of coding for the greater good.

Earlier this month in a Random Hacks of Kindness event, coders holed up in hotels, offices and schools from Philadelphia to Jakarta, Indonesia, for a “hackathon” to build apps that addressed humanitarian problems.

Hackers to the Rescue: Google Considers Disaster App - Digits - WSJ

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