What we're about

Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is a made up of a community of technologists who volunteer their time to solve problems for purpose driven organisations.

We hold hackathons twice a year for social challenges, which bring together changemakers (charities, non-profits, social enterprises and proactive individuals) who need technological solutions together with hackers who have the skills to create them.

Over a weekend we form teams around each problem, produce an open-source MVP or prototype and continue to refine it after the weekend until it's done.

If you want to be a RHoK hacker and have any of the following skills, come along and make the world a better place!

• Frontend developers

• Backend developers

• Mobile developers

• Human Centered Designers

• User Interface designers

• Graphic designers

• Marketing professionals

• Content writers

• Project managers / Scrum masters

If you have a social problem that needs solving join us as a Changemaker and we will help you brainstorm solutions and put together a team that will help you build a solution. Sign up as a Changemaker here- http://www.rhokaustralia.org/changemakers

Want to see what a RHoK weekend is all about in 90 seconds? Check out this video!


Upcoming events (3)

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/

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/.

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. While it's not mandatory, it's recommended that you come to the leadup events too: Team Forming Night (12 June): https://www.meetup.com/rhok-sydney/events/259836195/ Ideation (19 June): https://www.meetup.com/rhok-sydney/events/259836246/ *** We are currently looking for changemakers! Apply at https://www.rhokaustralia.org/become-a-changemaker ** • 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 :)

Past events (39)

Summer Hackathon Weekend 2018!

General Assembly Sydney

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