Red Cross Codeathon 2.0 (9th - 11th Feb)

Become part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation, contribute with your skills and knowledge, inspire and get inspired, learn from others, spend the weekend having fun and coding for good, because #informationsaveslives

This marathon coding event will bring together volunteer technologists to develop a free and open source Red Cross CBS system version 2.0

The challenge:

Public health crises, such as disease outbreaks and famine most often occurs where health systems and public health surveillance is weak. Emergencies, whether sudden or slow onset, increase people’s vulnerabilities to health risks – and infectious disease can quickly spread and cause life threatening outbreaks. 

The solution:

Community based surveillance (CBS) allows communities, volunteers and the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement to identify, alert and respond to emerging public health crisis before they spin out of control and cause excess death and illness.

What you can do:

Since September 2017 a wonderful group of developers, researchers, Red Cross staff and volunteers have been working on building CBS 2.0 for the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. Now you can join to! Help us get CBS to MVP. During the 3 day code-a-thon we will continue building CBS v2.0 and prepare it for field testing.

Bring your laptop, charger and good spirits. We will do our best to keep you well fed and inspired through the weekend. The Codeathon will take place in  DOGA  (Hausmannsgate 16, Oslo). The programme will start at 15:30. Please arrive at 15:00 so we have time to check everyone in and get settled!

If you are new to the project check out the CBS FAQ page. You can also familiarize yourself with the user stories on Trello and the technical issues on Github before we meet. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t been part of the ride until now, we look forward to having you join us! More information can be found here.

Please register to attend before the registration deadline 2nd February 2018!

Red Cross Codeathon 2.0 

Where? DOGA, Hausmannsgate 16, 0182 Oslo

When? From Friday 9. February @ 15:00 ending Sunday 11. February @ 15:00

​What? A marathon coding event to continue the development the Red Cross CBS system version 2.0. Aim for the Codeathon: to finalise the MVP 

Why? Become part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation, contribute with your skills and knowledge, inspire and get inspired, learn from others, spend the weekend having fun and coding for good, because - INFORMATION SAVES LIVES!

Who? You! We have a huge need for frontend developers (Angular), backend developers, UI/UX and graphic designers! But really, everyone is welcome. If you have a skill you think is useful in the project, join! This is a perfect opportunity to play with new technology: We are building an event-based microservice app with dotnet core, angular, Docker and Kubernetes. Just make sure that you sign up to participate!