I recently learnt about Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Australia, part of a global community of technologists and changemakers who ‘hack for good’.
Did you know that the word ‘hack’ in technology circles is more often used to describe a way of coming up with a creative solution to a tricky problem?
RHok match up organisations that have a social impact, with skilled technologists who want to make a difference, to develop open-source solutions to challenges facing society.
Twice a year, they run hackathons that bring together volunteer developers and tech-savvy do-gooders to solve real world problems for charities, community groups and social enterprises. The next hackathon is taking place across Australin on 4/5 June 2016.
It was started in 2009 by Google, NASA, Yahoo!, Microsoft and the World Bank, and since then RHoK has been bringing together thousands of people around the world to create open source solutions for social good. They have been running in Australia since 2011. RHoK Australia events now take place in five locations across the country.
Ipswich is the newest location of RHoK – taking the national group to five locations across Australia.
They don’t just need hackers! RHoK need data analysts, statisticians, project managers, coders, programmers, developers, social media gurus, business analysts, marketing experts, designers, visual artists, UX Ninjas….
If you would like to get involved in June’s RHoK hackathon, consider attending one of the info/ideation nights below, or if you’re a worthy problem owner take a look at the changemakers page, past projects and email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Melbourne Information Night – 26th May – more info here.
Sydney Information Night and Meet Up – 11th May – more info here.
Brisbane Ideation Night / Info Night – 11th May – more info here.
Western Sydney Information Night – 19th May – more info here.
Ipswich Ideation and Info Night – 18th May – more info here.