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Random Hacks of Kindness

Worldwide programming in the fight against hunger

(04.06.2012) The worldwide community Random Hacks of Kindness programmed an instrument, which supports satellite images, for analysing land utilisation in Sierra Leone.



In Nairobi alone, more than 100 programmers tackled Welthungerhilfe’s problem. The created software should make it possible to gain information on the agricultural use of parts of Sierra Leone in the future. This has not been possible up to now. On the basis of this sound knowledge, the population will have free access to information on the status of land utilisation and it will be possible to make target-oriented decisions on land allocation to foreign investors.

Jochen Moninger, Welthungerhilfe Country Representative in Sierra Leone, was live on-site: "Welthungerhilfe wants to help create greater transparency and social equality for the allocation of utilisation rights for large surfaces of land to foreign investors. To do this, we have to break new ground!"

Traditionally, RhoK presents an occasion for IT specialists from all over the world to meet with the objective of applying their knowledge to the programming of new software solutions. The thematic focus of the development marathon is disaster prevention and the necessary prevention measures. However, there is also a focus on general charitable ideas. The Random Hacks of Kindness was created as an initiative of several large companies such as Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, Nasa and the World Bank.

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