Floate at Random Hacks of Kindness
We recently participated with DiUS for their efforts at Random Hacks of Kindness. Daryl Wilding-McBride wrote about it at the DiUS website.
The team settled on a solution designed to harness the community goodwill that is evident in the form of spontaneous volunteering after events such as natural disasters. Current centralised systems don’t have the capacity to deal with either the number of volunteers, or the huge number of calls for non-emergency help. Quite often, spontaneous volunteers are asked to stay at home, which both squanders their goodwill, and causes a sense of resentment. The DiUS-Floate team designed ‘Resilience’, an iOS and Android app for reporting, visualising, and resolving non-life-threatening issues.