At Crisis Camp in Washington DC, issues about the challenges that NGOs, governments, and first responders face during disaster response were raised. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, NASA, and the World Bank, all agreed to provide technological development and formed “Random Hacks of Kindness,” a hackathon for humanity, aims to build an active developer community around disaster response and humanitarian relief. Their work’ll have a positive, lasting impact on state of the human experience, not just in U.S, but all around the globe. Over this weekend, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate will address these benevolently-inclined hackers, they’ll then churn out some of the most important open source code on the planet—code that saves lives and mitigates human suffering.
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