RHoK Pretoria June 2013


Random Hacks of Kindness was this weekend, 1-2 June at UNISA, organized by UNISA Pro-Bono Computing (Jabu), CSIR (Ishmael) and House4Hack – although Jabu did most of the heavy lifting as usual.

The event was attended by 40+ enthusiastic and dedicated Rhoksters and 8 of these worked all night Saturday evening!

House4Hack and TUT (Tshwane University of Technology) again collaborated (previously at the Nasa hackathon)  and this time won!

Winning team - Hey Go There

Our team had the following members:

  • Shawn (Peace Corp)
  • Raoul (TUT)
  • Khuthadzo (TUT)
  • Gabriel (TUT)
  • Guy (H4H)
  • Schalk (H4H)

Gabriel, Schalk, Khuthadzo, Rauol, Guy and Shawn

We tackled a problem posed by Shawn Joshi from the Peace Corp and the following Prezi by Shawn explains the problem and the solution we built:

As a nice touch we added a Augmented Reality view to the solution and here is a video of Guy checking out the view and discovering where to go and where not to go:

We still have lots of work on this and hope to get it to a working product soon – if anyone is interested, the source code is here:


Well done to everyone who participated and helped to make this the best RHoK yet!

Here are some photos of the event, courtesy of Geekulcha



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