RubyOnRails Crash Course

Posted on 17 March 2014

Save the date: we organize a Crash Course on RubyOnRails! It will be held by Andrea Nodari on Wed. March 19 2014 from 14 to 16 in Aula Levico @ DISI. RubyOnRails is super-fast framework for building web apps using concepts like MVC, convention-over-configuration and many other amazing things.
To participate, you can book your seat or you can just show up next Wednesday in the right place at the right time!

All RHoK December solutions

Posted on 12 December 2013

Great news!

We have updated the Past Editions page with all the new solutions. Check it out!

We have also created a brand new page for the amazing pictures taken during all the editions of RHoK Trento!
Check them out too!

and the winner is...

Posted on 08 December 2013

Another successful edition of RHoK Trento is over and the winners are:


with the solution called Little Explorer they worked on the problem
Children and Nature.

See here for their presentation and here for their code.


with the solution called Connect Women they worked on the problem
Problem Online Mentoring Application – Think Young Women.

See here for their presentation.

Surfing Guys

with the solution called WaterNet they worked on the problem
Water Monitor.

See here for their code.

A page for all the solutions will be available soon, stay tuned!

Opening presentation

Posted on 07 December 2013

Here you can find the slides of the Opening presentation of RHoK Dec. 2013

Registration now open

Posted on 19 November 2013

We have opened the registration for RHoK Trento December 2013! Please use the registration form in the homepage or visit the Registration page.

Seats are limited, so be quick!

RHoK Returning This December

Posted on 11 November 2013

Hey folks! RHoK is returning to Trento this December with a host of exciting new challenges for humanity!

We will publish the EventBrite link shortly. Stay tuned in the meanwhile for more news.

For the moment, just save the day: 2013-12-07 and 08 at the usual venue (FBK in Povo (TN))

Vote your Hack!

Posted on 02 June 2013

Vote your Trento’s hack on:

RHoK Trento Hacks Voting Form


Announcing Translatathon Projects

Posted on 31 May 2013

After yesterday’s announcement of the featured problems at this edition of RHoK Trento, today we are announcing the projects slated for translation at our Translatathon. Below you can find the projects and the needed language. You will be able to sign up on Saturday for the project and language you prefer. Get in touch with Ali for more details.

We are going to use Matecat, a tool developed at FBK to manage the translation workflow.

All the contributors will be mentioned in the credits of the applications they translate.

Project Libre

ProjectLibre is the open source replacement for Microsoft Project, voted open source ‘Project of the Month’ in its first month and is now being used in over 200 countries.

Missing Languages

  • Czech (cs)
  • Persian (fa)
  • Finnish (fi)
  • Galician (gl)
  • Korean (ko)
  • Slovak (sk)
  • Ukrainian (uk)
  • Chinese (zh)
  • Tamil (ta)
  • Portugese (pt), partially missing
  • Russian (ru), partially missing
  • Swedish (sv), partially missing

Open Hospital

This application is the first of a set of software products that Informatici Senza Frontiere has developed to support the management and the activities of the St. Luke Hospital in Angal (Uganda). After that mission, the St. Luke Hospital has become only the first one of a long list of hospitals that found this software useful.

Already available languages

We are looking for more to add!

  • French (fr)
  • English (en)
  • German (de)
  • Spanish (es)
  • Swahili (sw)
  • Italian (it)

Announcing Featured Problems!

Posted on 30 May 2013

Today we are announcing the featured problems for the upcoming edition of RHoK Trento. We have chose problems published for the global event on the RHoK platform specifically for this edition plus a few from previous editions. The themes that we are (loosely) following are transparency, corruption and accountability.

We are also in the process of selecting the software to translate at our co-located Translatathon. Stay tuned for more updates.


The idea is to improve an open source, community run solution and create a flexible community mapping tool useful for many applications instead of creating yet more tools with functionality duplication and relying on one person or group to run, one source of funding or one focus.

To achieve this CommunityFinder is designed to be open end to end, with all code free, distributable and modifiable. The code aside, we intend to allow the import of many different data sources such as relevant Sensis and VicMap data as well as allowing the extraction of subsets of data as a map or several other formats (KML, CSV etc…) along geographical or subject lines (i.e. an LGA might be interested in everything in their area, someone interested in food, might like to see all food resources in Australia etc).

A related solution that could be expanded:

Women Report Harrassment

As it stands, there are no online portals that allow women to anonymously report incidents of violence. However, there are examples of such platforms (e.g. Balkan and Egypt models) which have had a positive impact on both contributing to the evidence-based practice and government responsiveness to the problem. As this is a pilot initiative in Azerbaijan, initially the platform will be launched for women to report harassment cases in Baku (the capital city). Therefore, the target group for the pilot initiative will be women living in Baku.

The platform can be easily adapted to the Italian and European context.

Solving conflicts in 20 minutes

No matter where in the world you are, via mobile technology, you can tap into getting instant support to solve a conflict you’re having or mediating.

Straight away, you get prompts on your mobile screen of how to track the process with ideas of needs to suggest to the party involved.

The person might be a singer in Senegal, or a teacher in Thailand, or a lawyer in London – wherever conflict happens this app serves!

RealTrack App

This problem is sponsored by Peace Corps.

Check out this video

One of the things Peace Corps Thailand, as a country, is trying to refine is our methods of monitoring and evaluation. Peace Corps uses tri-annual surveys to report Volunteer activities using the Volunteer Reporting Form or VRF. Our group has repeatedly discussed the constant challenges of successfully and accurately reporting about our service with this document. However, we acknowledge that huge benefits of collecting raw data and tracking signs of progress or lack thereof. The more we can refine the data and present an accurate representation of served communities and individuals, the better we can tailor our help, not only nationwide, but worldwide as an organization.

MicroEnter: A tool for helping to jump start microenterprises

Many within developing countries are perfectly capable of running a successful microenterprise, but lack the insight or the experience needed to identify an opportunity and take the necessary steps to start a business. This tool would allow a user to select from a number of business templates appropriate for his/her area and skill set. The system would then send them instructions for each step that needs to be taken to acquire funding, licenses, tools and necessary knowledge, and continue to send them regular alerts to help them manage their growing business.

Registration reopening soon!

Posted on 28 May 2013

Dear all, we are sold out! … but we are extending the number of seats available!

Watch out for changes, we will make new seats available soon.

Program Available

Posted on 28 May 2013

We have published the program for the event!

Have a look at schedule

Seats filling ... hurry up!!

Posted on 15 May 2013

Seat are filling up … if you are interested in participating to RHoK June, register now!

RHoK June Announced!

Posted on 07 May 2013

RHoK is coming back to Trento!!!

Please join us for the fifth edition of RHoK Trento!!!

RHoK Trento will take place June 1-2, 2013 at FBK.

Help up build a better world, while having fun, learning for experienced programmers, and enjoying the famous RHoK Trento ospitality!!

Register for free at:

For more information have a look at pages hosted on ICT4G RHoK-Trento Pages on “GitHub”:, on the RHoK website … or get in touch (adolfo DOT villafiorita AT fbk DOT eu)!

More news in the pipeline!!!


Posted on 04 December 2012

For the second time RHoK Trento hosted a Translatathon, in which a group of international students from different faculties helped our hackers to translate their applications in several languages!

Translatathon from afnfun

Smart Corruption Report

Posted on 03 December 2012

We are working on this to motivate people to fearlessly and anonymously report corruption incidents on the fly with less effort.

We have developed a web service that works using mobile (Android) and any Internet connected device with a browser. We have also included a desktop application that uses this web service to view the reported corruption incidents.

Smart Corruption Report on RHoK website


Posted on 03 December 2012

SPIF is a Python application that allows a user to scan a file for sensitive and private information. It supports filtering of file formats such as txt, csv, pdf, xlsx, xml, HTML, and PDF.

SPIF – Sensitive and Private Information Filter from birhanum

SPIF on RHoK website


Posted on 03 December 2012

For RHoK Global December 2012 it was proposed to extend the current solution for SAMo ( with features to make the data collected during the pilot more accessible, to improve the overall process and make the platform ready for deployment in further locations.

SAMo on RHoK website


Posted on 03 December 2012

Web and Mobile (Android, Windows Phone, iOS) application that allows everyone to report architectural barriers issues, vandalism and incivilities around the city.

CityZen on RHoK website


Posted on 03 December 2012

Providing a solution to keeping the record of donors and recipeints in the area of aid donation open and transparent.
ACCOUNTability on RHoK website

Opening RHoK - the videos

Posted on 02 December 2012

We have the videos of the talks given the first day:


by Aaron


by Pietro

Opening RHoK - the files

Posted on 02 December 2012

You can download the presentations in pdf

Sustainability Preparation Action - Update

Posted on 29 November 2012

Tomorrow, November 30 from 15:00-17:00 Alessandro Ligabo’ will deliver a short introduction to Business modelling with ICT business idea. The lecture will be hands-on, and people attending will learn how apply Ostervalder canvass to very novel ICT ideas.

The course will be held at the Faculty of Economics (via Inama), Room 1C.

Drop a line to the organization if you are interested and did not confirm your participation yet!

Sustainability Preparation Action

Posted on 28 November 2012

Read on if you applied to build sustainability models at RHoK Trento

RHoK Trento organizes a track to elaborate sustainability models for solutions developed during the hackathon.

If you have registered to the hackathon to build sustainability models, Alessandro Ligabo’ (EIT and RHoK Jury) organizes a preparation activity on Friday the 30th from 15:00 to 17:00.

If you are interested and did not yet communicated your participation to the RHoK organizing team, please drop us an email!


Posted on 28 November 2012

The jury of the hackathon has been defined. In strict alphabetical order:

  • Alessandro Ligabo’ (EIT)
  • Giovanni Matteo Quer (FBK)
  • Marco Ronchetti (UNITN)
  • Danilo Severina (UNITN)
  • Adolfo Villafiorita (ICT4G)

Event Program

Posted on 28 November 2012

The program of the event is now available as a Google Calendar. You can find it embedded below. We will update it a few more times in the next days so keep checking it for changes.

Rails Crash Course: big success

Posted on 27 November 2012

More than 35 people attended the Rails Crash Course we hosted yesterday! Thank you to all the participants and see you next weekend for hacking at RHoK Trento!


Posted on 09 November 2012

RHoK Trento December 2012 will feature a parallel Translatathon like the previous edition. Volunteers from the vibrant international community of Trento will be welcome to help us translate RHoK solutions from past editions.

Are you a developer?

If you want your Open Source application internationalized, please contact us before the event and register to RHoK Trento via EventBrite . Please make sure that you have all the locale files ready.

RHoK Global December 1-2

Posted on 23 October 2012

RHoK is coming back!

Please join us on December 1-2, 2012 and help us build solutions for humanity!!

Registration to RHoK is now open on EventBrite (RHoK Trento).

For more information have a look at pages hosted here on GitHub, on the RHoK website … or get in touch (adolfo DOT villafiorita AT fbk DOT eu)!

RHoK Trento, June 2-3 2012

Posted on 02 June 2012

This is the third time we host Random Hacks of Kindness in Trento.

Some introductory content:

  • Introduction (with links to problems and other information): Introduction

Locations hosting RHoK June 2012 (click to enlarge or view the map on google):

The ICT4G Group is the proud host of RHoK in Trento.

These pages contain more information about the hackathons we organize.

Please notice that the official RHoK's page is, where you can also find posts about our hacks, teams, etc.