• Winter Hackathon 2019

    General Assembly Sydney

    Challenge your thinking and hack for humanity at the next RHoK summer hackathon! As part of a national movement, we will be gathering together on the 22nd and 23rd to work with change-makers from the community to solve problems that have a positive social impact. _________________________________________________ -----Who can 'hack'?----- We're calling for ✔️individuals who want to make a difference and are passionate about using technology for the greater good. Our past hackers have come from various backgrounds including ✔️design (UI/UX/product), ✔️software development, ✔️business analytics and ✔️more. So if that's you, join us for a packed and rewarding weekend. Collaborate with new people. Get excited about an idea. Put all your effort behind it. Run up against a wall, then climb over it. Make it work in a weekend. Present the solution to the judges. Walk away from the event knowing you made a difference. _________________________________________________ -----Changemakers & their challenges----- *Hills Carpal* 🚙🚗🚐🧓👴👵 How might we improve the experience of transporting shut-in seniors for our drivers and facilitators *Humanity in Business*👩‍🍳👩‍🎨👩‍🏭👩‍⚕️👩‍🏫👩‍💻 How might we increase the appeal of skilled volunteering? *Recycle Hero* ♻️🤖 How might we use machine learning to create a better recycling experience? *Clown Doctors*🤡🥳👩‍⚕️ How might we use humour to improve website engagement & experience? *Green Renter*🌃🌿 How might we help renters find energy efficient properties and motivate them to live sustainably? *SociAbility* 😎🤜🤛👌✌️🤘🤟🤙🖖 How might we help people with and without disability connect socially? *Investing for Charity* 🌱💲 How might we entice potential donors to start their own charity fund account? _________________________________________________ ----- What to bring ----- Pease bring your own laptop 💻 or other devices that you need.🎤🎧📷📹🎞️🎬⌨️🖱️📱🔦 We provide stationary📝🖍️, powerboards🔌🔋, wifi📶, nibbles🍫🍬🍿and some drinks.🚰☕🥤 _________________________________________________ ----- Important to know ----- • Please RSVP so we have an idea of numbers :) • Join our slack channel and chit chat with other RHoK stars at: tinyurl.com/rhok-slack • See you Saturday for 9 am Kickoff! :) Otherwise RHoK up when you can, as the teams go full speed ahead starting at 10 am!

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  • Ideation Evening

    New GA Campus

    Ideation night is all about working out how we can create a realistic scope for each changemaker's idea - something that can be designed and implemented in a weekend. Together with small teams of skilled technologists, designers or business experts, ideas are thrown around in a really informal and casual environment to create a rough plan for a minimum viable product. We will provide food, drinks and all the stuff you need to make the ideas happen. All we need from you is to come down and contribute your brainpower to getting some brilliant ideas launched. ;) As this an ideation session only, there will be no coding at this event. Note: We recommend attendees of this event to attend the Team Forming night on Wed, 12th June beforehand. This will ensure you have all the information you need from our changemakers to get right into ideating for the hackathon weekend ahead. The Team Forming night is where we'll actually explain how RHoK works and where our new Change-makers give a proper pitch on what they are about and what they goals are :) Link to the Team forming night event page: https://www.meetup.com/rhok-sydney/events/259836195/ Link to the Hackathon weekend event page: https://www.meetup.com/rhok-sydney/events/259835734/.

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  • Team Forming Night (for both New and Returning RHoKers!)

    General Assembly Sydney

    RHoK is a community of people who are passionate about using technology to solve problems for the greater good. Intrigued? If you're thinking of coming along to this year's RHoK Sydney Winter Hackathon, or just want to find out what RHoK is all about then this is your chance to find out who we are, what we do and how we can all do our little bit of hacking for humanity! We'll also be introducing our new changemakers, and giving people a chance to meet each other over a drink and some food and begin forming their teams for the Hackathon weekend. We'll start with food and drinks at 6pm and pitches should kick off around 6:30pm. See you there! Make sure you also RSVP to the Hackathon and the Ideation Evening! Ideation Evening: https://www.meetup.com/rhok-sydney/events/259836246/ Hackathon: https://www.meetup.com/rhok-sydney/events/259835734/

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  • Summer Hackathon Weekend 2018!

    General Assembly Sydney

    • What we'll do Challenge your thinking and hack for humanity at the next RHoK summer hackathon! As part of a national movement, we will be gathering together on the 24th and 25th to work with change-makers from the community to solve problems that have a positive social impact. Who can 'hack'? We're calling for individuals who want to make a difference and are passionate about using technology for the greater good. Our past hackers have come from various backgrounds including design (UI/UX/product), software development, business analytics and more. So if that's you, join us for a packed and rewarding weekend. Collaborate with new people. Get excited about an idea. Put all your effort behind it. Run up against a wall, then climb over it. Make it work in a weekend. Present the solution to the judges. Walk away from the event knowing you made a difference. We recommend attendees to join us at Team Forming night and Ideation evening ahead of the hackathon weekend. 1) Team Forming night: http://meetu.ps/e/FVWMB/mDGx8/f Learning about how RHoK works, meet our new Change-makers and starting forming your teams! 2) Ideation evening: http://meetu.ps/e/FVWNv/mDGx8/f Using the information from your Change-makers, start ideating with your team to prepare a realistic scope for the weekend head! ***Change-makers for our Summer 2018 hack will be announced here. Watch this space!*** • What to bring We provide stationary, powerboards, wifi, food and drink - please bring your own laptop or other devices that you need. • Important to know Please RSVP so we have an idea of numbers :)

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  • Ideation Evening

    New GA Campus

    • What we'll do Ideation night is all about working out how we can create a realistic scope for each changemaker's idea - something that can be designed and implemented in a weekend. Together with small teams of skilled technologists, designers or business experts, ideas are thrown around in a really informal and casual environment to create a rough plan for a minimum viable product. We will provide food, drinks and all the stuff you need to make the ideas happen. All we need from you is to come down and contribute your brainpower to getting some brilliant ideas launched. ;) As this an ideation session only, there will be no coding at this event. Note: We recommend attendees of this event to attend the Team Forming night on Wed, 14th Nov beforehand. This will ensure you have all the information you need from our Change-makers to get right into ideating for the hackathon weekend ahead. The Team Forming night is where we'll actually explain how RHoK works and where our new Change-makers give a proper pitch on what they are about and what they goals are :) Link to the Team forming night event page: http://meetu.ps/e/FVWMB/mDGx8/f Link to the Hackathon weekend event page: http://meetu.ps/e/FVWLT/mDGx8/f.

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  • Team Forming Night (for both New and Returning RHoKers!)

    General Assembly Sydney

    • What we'll do RHoK is a community of people who are passionate about using technology to solve problems for the greater good. Intrigued? If you're thinking of coming along to this year's RHoK Sydney Summer Hackathon, or just want to find out what RHoK is all about then this is your chance to find out who we are, what we do and how we can all do our little bit of hacking for humanity! We'll also be introducing our new changemakers, and giving people a chance to meet each other over a drink and some food and begin forming their teams for the Hackathon weekend. We'll start with food and drinks at 6pm and pitches should kick off around 6:30pm. See you there! Link to the Hackathon weekend event page: http://meetu.ps/e/FVWLT/mDGx8/f

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  • Winter RHoLL 1 (continued hacking)

    SiteMinder

    This is where teams that started hacking during our last Hackathon at the start of June meet up again! At the moment the following teams are participating: - Hills Carpal - ACFID If you were in one of these teams on the weekend, come along! Alternatively if you didn't make it to the hackathon, the following teams are looking for new members: Hills Carpal: Design/CSS React Serverless/Node Messaging/SMS/Notifications MySQL GeoJSON/Mapping

  • Winter Hackathon Weekend!

    SiteMinder

    • What we'll do Challenge your thinking and hack for humanity at the next RHoK hackathon! As part of a national movement, we will be gathering together on the 2nd and 3rd of June to work with change-makers from the community to solve problems that have a positive social impact. Who can 'hack'? We're calling for individuals who want to make a difference and are passionate about using technology for the greater good. Our past hackers have come from various backgrounds including design (UI/UX/product), software development, business analytics and more. So if that's you, join us for a packed and rewarding weekend. Collaborate with new people. Get excited about an idea. Put all your effort behind it. Run up against a wall, then climb over it. Make it work in a weekend. Present the solution to the judges. Walk away from the event knowing you made a difference. If this is your first time joining us or you want to learn more about this year's change-makers, join us at Team Forming Night before the event: https://www.meetup.com/rhok-sydney/events/249595272/. ***UPDATE*** Please welcome our 2018 change-makers and have a look at the challenges they are tackling! 1. Warrigal - Not for profit Aged Care Provider who create inspiring communities for older people. http://www.warrigal.com.au/ Challenge: How might we reduce social isolation by increasing connection pathways through our website and providing a no or low cost phone service for the over 60 cohort? 2. Hello Sunday Morning! - An Australian charity focused on supporting people to change their relationship with alcohol. https://www.hellosundaymorning.org/ Challenge: How might we help people who have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol but are not yet ready to change it, to take the first steps and reach out for support? 3. HillsCarPal - Community Ride-share for Seniors http://www.hillscarpal.org.au/ Challenge: How might we support seniors to stay connected with their community? 4. Get to Sleep Easy - Social enterprise that aims to tackles preventable problems that encumbers hospitals worldwide https://gettosleepeasy.org/ Design challenge: How might we enhance the user experience of our adjustable wedge pillow and connect it with other medical devices? 5. Our Big Kitchen - Community kitchen that inspires individuals to come together to help people in need https://www.obk.org.au Challenge: How might we improve our volunteer experience and better fight against hunger in NSW by making our website more accessible? 6. Australian Council For International Development (ACFID) - Australian Council that helps NGOs and international development organisations to strengthen their collective impact against poverty https://acfid.asn.au/ Challenge: How might we assist International Development NGOs to generate discussion, ideas and a commitment for action by making data accessible through ACFID’s website in a dynamic and interactive way? • What to bring We provide stationary, powerboards, wifi, food and drink (thanks Siteminder!) - please bring your own laptop or other devices that you need. • Important to know Please RSVP so we have an idea of numbers! :)

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  • Team Forming Night (for both New and Returning RHoKers!)

    • What we'll do RHoK is a community of people who are passionate about using technology to solve problems for the greater good. Intrigued? If you're thinking of coming along to this year's RHoK Sydney Winter Hackathon, or just want to find out what RHoK is all about then this is your chance to find out who we are, what we do and how we can all do our little bit of hacking for humanity! We'll also be introducing our new changemakers, and giving people a chance to meet each other over a drink and some food and begin forming their teams for the Hackathon weekend. We'll start with food and drinks at 6pm and pitches should kick off around 6:30pm. See you there! Link to the Hackathon weekend event page: http://meetu.ps/e/F3nTy/mDGx8/f. • What to bring • Important to know

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  • Ideation Evening (for Returning RHoKers!)

    SiteMinder

    • What we'll do Ideation night is all about working out how we can create a realistic scope for each changemaker's idea - something that can be designed and implemented in a weekend. Together with small teams of 3-4 skilled technologists, designers or business experts, ideas are thrown around in a really informal and casual environment to create a rough plan for a minimum viable product. We will provide food, drinks and all the stuff you need to make the ideas happen. All we need from you is to come down and contribute your brainpower to getting some brilliant ideas launched. ;) As this an ideation session only, there will be no coding at this event. Note: We do prefer attendees of this event to have attended at least one RHoK weekend as the night can get pretty frantic and we won't be able to give you the welcome you deserve! If you've never been to a RHoK before, we would love to see you at Team Forming Night on Wed, May 23rd (http://meetu.ps/e/F75X4/mDGx8/f)! This is where we'll actually explain how RHoK works and the changemakers, having been through ideation, will be able to give a proper pitch on what they want to achieve :) Link to the Hackathon weekend event page: http://meetu.ps/e/F3nTy/mDGx8/f. • What to bring • Important to know