This weekend, I will be participating in this years Random Hacks of Kindness charity event in Seattle. Here is a great description stolen from github.
Random Hacks of Kindness is a global hackathon on December 4 and 5 (this weekend!) to create apps for the millions of people who suffer the effects of disasters.
The first RHoK event resulted in applications that were later used during the devastating earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. The second event - held simultaneously in six countries around the world - produced a tool that is currently being piloted in the Caribbean by the World Bank.