Participation in Random Hacks of Kindness Bangalore?

Is anyone from India (and especially near Bangalore) interested in helping to coordinate some OpenMRS work for the regional Random Hacks of Kindness Bangalore?

From the organizing team:

Random Hacks of Kindness is a global hackathon started in 2009 and is conducted twice an year. The problems worked on in this hackathon are socially inclined. We bring together a group of technology experts from industry and academia and then subject matter experts from development sector (NGOs, etc.) pitch problem statements to them. The techies form groups, pick a problem statement and start hacking over the weekend to come up with a proof of concept of the tech solution. Over the past 5 years, the Bangalore Hackathon has worked with various ideas like water, disaster, environment, and corruption.

You may also want to review some information about the global movement and past global events:

The team is looking for ideas from OpenMRS. If you are interested in helping develop some ideas, and to participate in the event, please respond to this topic! (Or share your questions or comments here, too!)

Thanks for participating! :openmrs:


Hi @michael,

Thanks for sharing this :grinning:

I’d like to be a part of this event .I’ve few questions

  1. Can I know the date/time of the event ?
  2. Is it mandatory to have an idea or one can take part as a volunteer software engineer/designer?

Thanks & Regards, Vaibhav Agarwal

Hi @michael

Its interesting :slight_smile: I would love to extend my best to OpenMRS and participate as well.

Can I know the details of when it is going to happen? Like, the tentative dates? So I could plan on moving to Bangalore according? :smile:

Glad to be a part of OpenMRS to have such amazing opportunities :smiley:

Thanks, Tharunya

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I don’t think the next date is set, but they try to run events every 6 months. The last one was at the end of 2014.

So don’t move to Bangalore just yet. :smile:

We as OpenMRS are asked to supply one or more tasks for the hackathon. There will also be an opportunity for people to participate … but they are separate needs.


@ujjwal92 did you see this ? :smiley:


Thats great. Thank you :slight_smile: Looking forward to it! :smiley:

Hi @michael

Great news :smiley: I am living in Bangalore and would be eager to participate on behalf of OpenMRS. Lets wait for the dates and will plan some idea to work upon.

ps : @vaibhavhp thanks bro for notifying me.

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Hi @michael

This is great! :smiley: I’d like to be part of the event! I would definitely be interested in helping. :smile:

Thanks, Aniketha

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Anytime! :slight_smile:

Hey @michael. This is awesome news. I’d like to help too! :slight_smile:

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Thanks everyone for volunteering! :trophy:

@surangak will be in touch very soon with details and next steps for how we work to assemble some ideas for the event. Hope some of you will also be able to participate in person!


Thank you everyone :slight_smile:

Do you the initial volunteers have any interesting ideas for this group to hack on? Please respond to this topic and let us know. We’d also like you to work together to contact key people in the community to gather their feedback, too. @vaibhavhp, would you be willing to help coordinate the others in working with the community to gather ideas for potential hackathon topics?

Please let us know what your requirements / needs are. We’ll be working on trying to understand how RHoK can be of assistance to us, and would be happy to help you get some great work done :slight_smile:


Thanks @surangak ,

I’d love to help, coordinate and gather potential ideas for hackathon. I’ll start/create a thread in order to gather use-cases/ideas for RHoK from implementers and developers very soon! :smile:

@vineetv2821993, @sandeepraparthi, @sharonvarghese did you all see this ? :smile:

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Hi @michael I am from India :slight_smile: Would love to be a part of this . I will co-ordinate with @surangak and @vaibhavhp and and contribute my best to this event.

@vaibhavhp Thanks for the tag :smiley:

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Hi @micheal, thanks for giving this opportunity to extend our help and would love to be a part in it. I will co-ordinate and would give my best for this good cause :smile:

@vaibhavhp Thanks for tagging

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I’m living in Bangalore, so if I’m around, I’d love to participate! Keep us posted, please!

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Hi @michael

This is Awesome! I’d also like to be part of the event!

When does this event is happening?

Hi @vineetv2821993

We don’t have the exact date when it happens. @michael already answered this question

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