[LRUG] Hack 4 Japan UK satellite event in London on 22nd May

Makoto Inoue inouemak at googlemail.com
Sat May 14 10:13:12 PDT 2011

One addition.

One of my friends told me that my pitch does not give clear summary of what
kind of problems need solving through technology. So here are some ideas.

- There are lots of data related to earthquake, tsunami, and radiation (see
the gist). Can you make better visualisation or mash them up to create
anything new?

- What happened in Japan could potentially happen in your area (reference:
list of nuclear power plant around the world
Can you research how your area could cope with if something like Japan
tsunami and power plant problem happens around your area?

- Investigate open source disaster response related tools and see if it fits
to solve problems in Japan.

- Some of these open source disaster response related tools communities are
struggling to maintain the quality of code. Can you contribute your software
craftsmanship spirits to add test coverage or provide better documentation?



On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 3:39 AM, Makoto Inoue <inouemak at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Hi.
> Hope you don't mind me advertising non ruby specific event.
> I am organising a satellite event for hack4japan hackathon event on
> 22nd May (will have on line ideathon on 21st May using Google Wave).
> This is a UK satellite  event of hack4japan which are held in several
> cities in Japan including disaster affected areas such as Miyagi and
> Fukushima.
> Please register at lanyrd if you are interested to join. The venue is
> currently set at New Bamboo office (http://new-bamboo.co.uk), though it
> may change.
> http://lanyrd.com/2011/hack4jp-uk-may
> I am also looking for other hack ideas, data sets, services, and projects
> in English which we can tackle during the hackathon (and also
> participants),
> as most hack4japan discussion are currently held in Japanese (and
> translating everything is possible, but not so efficient).
> If you have one or know any, please comment at
> https://gist.github.com/963717
> Some of the projects listed are python or php, but of course you can start
> your own ruby project,too.
> Thank you and regards,
> Makoto
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