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Help Me With It

Who: Help Me With It

When: Summer 2015

Where: Brisbane

Code: https://github.com/beauhankins/helpmewithit

The mission of Help Me With It is to connect individuals who need help to do one-off tasks with individuals who can volunteer their time to fix, clean, care, shop, transport, garden, sort, teach and more. There is no service like this in the not-for-profit sector. This is a digital disrupter in the social service and volunteering sectors. 

During RHOK, the Help Me With It team started to build a minimum viable product in Ruby on Rails. They used a Postgres back-end and ran it on Heroku. It was a good experience to help revise the functional and non-functional specifications for the platform and a great start to the build. 

Small Connect

Who: Small Connect

When: Summer 2015

Where: Sydney

Code: https://github.com/RHoKAustralia/small-connect

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Connecting young people to the community using free services available. The app is design to locate these services within the target area that young people want. The aim is to improve access and support for young people. To increase community participation and engagement within the community. 

"Small" has a metaphoric meaning. It means community and not-for-profit organisation. Small organisations make a huge impact in the community. Using the theme 'small' and ' connect' we wanted to use small services and put them together to make a huge impact. 

The hackathon was a great experience. Steve my partner in crime on developing Small Connect has been great and continues to be that. We kept everything simple and realistic based on the amount of time we had. We worked on the time-frame. discuss openly what our objectives were and made sure that the app is accessible to everyone, not just young people.

i-Hive

Who: i-Hive

When: June 2015

Where: Sydney

Code: https://github.com/RHoKAustralia/thehive-frontend
https://github.com/RHoKAustralia/thehive-data

i-Hive is an amalgam of two projects that joined forces at the Sydney Winter 2015 Hackathon. 'iDiversity' provided a one-stop interactive directory of services in the community; while 'The Hive' sought to develop an easy-to-use app to enable residents of Mt Druitt to navigate their service system. Realising their projects had similar needs, they combined the talents of a group of amazing volunteers to make the best use of time and expertise which could benefit both groups of users.

At the hackathon, the team developed the back-end of the system and sketched out how the front-end might work. They've subsequently done a RHoLL where they discussed next steps, resources and a rough timeline to develop the front-end and user interface, connect the front-end to the backend, create a prototype and prospectively launch by the end of 2015!

Voice For Indi

Who: Voice 4 Indi

When: December 2014

Where: Melbourne

Website: www.voiceforindi.com/

Code: https://github.com/RHoKAustralia/theindiapp

Voice 4 Indi is a community group which bridges the gap between community and politics. They aim to create opportunities for conversation for not just your voice to be heard but for you to hear others. More than just a demonstration of community development driven politics, Voices for Indi is a community leadership exercise which hopes to have a lasting impact. The organisation is a response to the need for re-energized but respectful political debate and provides a process to connect the community’s voice to our elected representatives.

At the 2014 Summer Hackathon in Melbourne a team came down from Wodonga to work with RHoK on the development of a new app to showcase citizen voices to elected politicians. The goal was to try and create a digital platform that would allow local voters to show off the issues that mattered to them, in a way that was compelling without creating further political divisions.