Welcome to the first Chicago RHoK, Dec 4/5 2010 - North American Main Stage Event!!
We are excited to have 100+ participants and volunteers attending this event, and look forward to working on projects for crisis and disaster relief, and humanity in general. You are joining over 1000+ attendees from 20 cities in more than 15 countries around the world.
This wiki page will be the main page for Chicago participants to find important information about the event, connect to register your interest for projects, see what others are doing, both before and day-of the event. As it is a wiki, things can change, so check back too!!
As event organizer, you can contact me for any questions: deborahshaddon (@) gmail (dot) com, or twitter: deborahshaddon
Are you registered? If not, please do so here ==> RHoK Registration
Remember that there will be a welcome reception (meet-and-greet) for all RHoK attendees on FRIDAY, Dec 3rd, 6:30pm-9:00pm, at the Museum of Science and Industry (cool, huh?). And then the main event kicks off Saturday at 9:00am (try to arrive on time to get settled) at CNA Insurance, 333 South Wabash downtown in the Chicago loop. Both events will feed your tummy and your brain.
First, there are some important details and logistics of the event that you should need to know PRIOR to coming to the event (like parking, what to bring, what to expect, etc), so start here ==> RHoK 2.0 - Chicago/Getting started
(Did you read the getting started above for project primer? No? Do it.)
There will be 8 or so pre-selected projects being identified for Chicago, will track here: RHoK 2.0 - Chicago#Projects_we_are_working_on
(more detail pending on the setup and breakout of projects from problem definitions, since they are not one-to-one, and appropriate structure to track these).
These are the primary filtered list for Chicago as candidates. The list will be finalized through out the morning.
Judging Criteria: http://wiki.rhok.org/Judging_Criteria
NOT WORKING ON:
(this will be refined up to day of event)
Collaboration tools that will be used are: IRC & Skype (project and event chats), Github (code repository), RHoK Wiki (doc/info collab), Google Docs (for whatever), Ustream (broadcasting), Twitter (shout-outs), Piratepad (content collab), Flikr, Youtube. We will try to have someone on skype and IRC monitoring Chicago to answer questions.
Connecting to Chicago (before, during, after event):
Shelly is Software Architect for Autodesk Homestyler (Homestyler.com), the premier online home design application for non professionals. In his past life, Shelly co-founded CumulateLabs, an HTML 5-driven CAD application, which was acquired by Autodesk. Actively involved in the Chicago tech and startup scene, Shelly has presented at a number of technology user groups.
As CIO of KeyLimeTie, Peter implements management’s vision with an eye toward innovation, simplicity, and client value. With 15 years experience in the technology industry, Peter is responsible for managing KeyLimeTie's technology decisions and architecture. Passionate about technology and its possibilities, Peter supports open development models that stimulate communication, creativity and innovation.
Pek Pongpaet is the VP of Product for SpotOn Inc and an award winning creator of ShelfLuv.com and BizTome iPad app. Pek worked on coming up with next generation user interfaces at Accenture Technology Labs and envisioning the dashboard of the future for the Tesla Model S electric car at Roundarch.
Director, Central Region Startup, Microsoft Corporation. Gorbett is currently leading the startup initiative for the Central Region of the United States for Microsoft and actively seeks out passionate technology startups with innovating ideas. An active developer and technologist, Gorbett has contributed to national publications on software technologies and still tries to find time to get his ideas into code.
Your presentations of your project are submitted at NOON on Sunday, sharp. You will have 5 minutes as a team to do the presentation, and you must present in order to be considered for a prize. Your presentations will be videotaped and/or online recorded. Judging criteria: http://wiki.rhok.org/Judging_Criteria
Prizes will be awarded to First, Second, and Third place teams. Winners will be able to declare themselves RHoKstars forever and ever.
There will be great prizes, really. Just hang tight while we finalize the details.
Chicago American Red Cross
Lionell Martin, Project Manager and Disaster Prepardness Speaker- Chicago Office of Emergency Management
Kurt Haunfelner, Vice President of Exhibits and Collections will welcome the group
Friday night reception: The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637
Saturday and Sunday Hackathon: CNA Insurance, 333 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604,
Detail directions here ==> RHoK 2.0 - Chicago/Getting started
Saturday, December 4th: 9:00 am to 10:00 am Registration and Breakfast 10:00 am to 10:30 am Introduction and Logistics 10:30 am to 11:00 am Problem Statements, Subject Matter Expert Briefing 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Begin Coding, Team Conveying, and Networking Begins 1:00 pm Lunch 1:30 pm to 4:30pm More coding, solutioning, etc. 4:30 pm to 5:00pm Progress briefing touch point, 1 member point each team or group 5:00 pm to 6:30pm Coding, solutioning continued 6:30 pm Dinner 6:30 pm till Sunday Continue Team collaboration and coding
Sunday, December 5th: 9:00 am to 10:00 am Breakfast, 9:00 team progress check-in 10:00 am to 10:15 am Logistics briefing & updates 10:15 am to 12:00 pm Continue coding, solutioning, etc. 12:00 pm SUBMISSION DEADLINE (powerpoint/demo off USB stick, central computer) 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch, Judges scheduling of presentations 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Presentations 3:00 pm Judges voting 3:30 pm Awards 4:00 pm Post event self-organized social (info posted here)
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deborahshaddon (@) gmail (dot) com