About RHoK

 

Our Story

Since 2011, our community has helped over 100 charities and social enterprises find tech enabled solutions to pressing social problems. We are widely acknowledged in Australia as one of the pioneers in this space. Our passionate changemakers and hackers come from every corner of the country. We're committed to finishing the work we start. Our unique combination of hackathons and smaller follow up events ensure that we get our solutions across the finish line and positively impact the wider community.

Coming to a RHoK event is a chance to see what good collaboration looks like. After years of iterating we've learned how to make the process run like a well oiled machine. Sometimes it can be complicated and  frustrating, but mostly it's fun, rewarding and makes a real difference. For many, we're a place to learn - not just coding, but business analysis, design, user experience skills and more. We encourage people from all walks of life, and with varying levels of skill sets and backgrounds to join us. 

Perhaps most importantly, RHoK is open by nature. Our processes are transparent, everything we make is open source, we're honest about our mistakes, and we celebrate our wins with the whole community. Come to one of our events... and see for yourself. 

 

Farewell & Thank-you

We would like to thank DiUS for their generous support over the past 8 years. As our longest National Partner DiUS have been instrumental in helping Random Hacks of Kindness Australia to become the largest and most sustainable of RHoK’s global communities.

They don't just talk about tech for good, they put their money where their mouth is and the work we’ve done just wouldn't be possible without their support and financial contributions.

 
 
Successful partnerships are the heart of RHoK
— Pete Cohen, Principal Consultant at the DiUS
 
 
We chose to join RHoK because we wanted to give back to the communities in a which we live. Unexpectedly, we also found value in opportunities to connect with like-minded people with varied skills, and from diverse organisations.
— Daryl Wilding-McBride, CTO DiUS Computing

Who we work with.

Since 2011 we've gathered over 500 hackers and helped over 100 organisations find tech enabled solutions to pressing social problems.

We are widely acknowledged in Australia as one of the pioneers in this space. Our unique combination of hackathons and smaller follow up events ensure that we get our solutions across the finish line and positively impact the wider community.

We work with charities, not-for-profit organisations in the social sector, as well as social entrepreneurs making a positive impact on society. Previous changemakers include ygap and SheStarts alumni.

 

Team RHoK

Here are some of the faces you'll see at RHoK's Winter & Summer Hackathons.

 
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Eddie Chapman
RHoK Melbourne
Community Manager
+ Organising Committee

Derek Wood
RHoK Sydney
Community Manager
+ Organising Committee

Tim Elliot
RHoK Board of Directors
+ Organising Committee
+ Tech/Design & Research Lead

Arna Karick
RHoK Board of Directors
+ Organising Committee
+ Tech Lead + RHoK Website

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Andras Bubics
RHoK Organising Committee
+ Tech Lead

Samara Neilson
RHoK Board of Directors
+ Organising Committee
+ Tech Lead

Stephen Dodd
RHoK Organising Committee
+ Tech Lead

Steve Zinke
RHoK Organising Committee
+ Tech Lead

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Pete Cohen
RHoK Board of Directors
 

Lizzie Silver
RHoK Organising Committee
+ Tech Lead

Rob Shaw
RHoK Organising Committee
+ Tech Lead

Mandi Hicks
RHoK Organising Committee
+ Tech/Business Lead

 

Say Hello!

 

If you're interested in working with us, we'd love to hear from you.

You can also join one of our Meetup groups in Melbourne, BendigoSydney, Western Sydney, and Brisbane to make sure you keep up with individual events in your city 

 

 
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