The Sahana Eden CERT Solution took 1st place at the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHOK) 2011 Austin (Texas, USA) event. This year’s RHOK saw 30 cities world wide participating. The Sahana Software Foundation has been a RHOK participant since it began in 2009, and each RHOK event has provided an opportunity to both showcase Sahana software’s capabilities, as well as extend its broad, opensource community base.
The Sahana Eden-based solution this year built on an idea that began at RHOK Chicago in 2010, where members of the Chicago CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) attended the Chicago event, with a problem statement on how to better manage and unite the base of CERT volunteers. There, they met some members of the Sahana Eden community and discussed how the volunteer management module of Sahana Eden might be extended and customized to meet their requirements. RHOK 2011 provided an opportunity to continue the effort and work started in 2010.
For more information, see Sahana Eden CERT Solution Takes 1st Place and RHOKs Austin