Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) India is a part of a global community of technologists and changemakers who are 'hacking for good'. Twice a year, they run hackathons that bring together volunteer developers and tech-savvy do-gooders to work with charities, community groups and social enterprises.
Who is RHoK and How does it work ? RHoK events are conducted by local communities who have an understanding of the city/town and its issues. These event bring technologists and stakeholders of a community in the same room, then provide them with the tools and space they need to create solutions to humanitarian challenges. Solutions created during these events need support hence we help these solutions sustain through an open source release and by partnering with organizations who can nurture them.
What happens at a RHoK Event ? RHoK communities are volunteer led. A RHoK event is planned over a few months before the actual event.The volunteers brainstorm and together with NGOs curate a few themes around which the hackathons are conducted. During the month leading to the hackathon we announce our event and invite problem statements for a particular theme . The week leading to the hackathon we curate these problem statements and hold a pitching session before the hackathon. During the hackathon we get together and brainstorm solutions and build them with a diverse team which include both technologists and subject matter experts. The solutions built during this are open sourced and shared openly through our networks RHoK India also works on building partnerships with organisations and solution builder . We work with organisations and accelerators to enable the solutions built to completion.