RHoK Silicon Valley 2011 Event Winners Announced 'SMS Person Finder, Response team' and More!

Google in partnership with Microsoft, Yahoo!!, NASA and the World Bank, orgainised the 2011 RHoK Silicon Valley event at Google's Mountain View campus.Of the more than 75 solutions submitted for judging at this year's global events, many are already on their way to making a difference around the world -- google selected following three winners:SMS […]

Google in partnership with Microsoft, Yahoo!!, NASA and the World Bank, orgainised the 2011 RHoK Silicon Valley event at Google's Mountain View campus.

Of the more than 75 solutions submitted for judging at this year's global events, many are already on their way to making a difference around the world -- google selected following three winners:

  • SMS Person Finder enables anyone with a phone to interact with Person Finder, a software app that Google built to help people connect with their loved ones following a disaster. The Google Crisis Response team is working with this group to integrate their app into future Google Person Finder deployments
  • Hey Cycle makes it easier for people to reuse and recycle items by setting up email alerts when free items that they're looking for are entered on freecycle.org
  • FoodMovr connects people with excess food to others who need it through a simple live application

"The UN, in partnership with the Colombia government, is considering adopting the shelter management system developed at RHoK Bogota to aid 3 million victims of winter flooding in South America. Of the nine hacks submitted for judging at