DiUS is a Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) regional partner
RHoK was the first hack-for-good event organisation and runs a bi-annual weekend global hackathon in 42 cities focused on developing practical open technology solutions to make the world a better place.
DiUS was the first RHoK regional partner in the world. DiUS has participated in and organised RHoK events in Australia since 2011.
Our mandate is to build the capacity of RHoK and increase the impact of its humanitarian work in Australia and globally. We engage with local government, not-for-profit and subject matter experts to help identify, define and refine development problems faced by Australians, and leverage our connections within the technical community to grow RHoK developer volunteerism.
Our support of RHOK gives us the chance to use our skills in meaningful way to improve the communities in which we live and work. This not only matters deeply to the leadership of DiUS, but also to the people who work at DiUS who value the ability to have an impact and to work on really interesting projects for RHoK.
DiUS has grown RHoK’s involvement across Australia from Melbourne to Sydney, and now Brisbane.
DiUS representatives are on the RHoK Australia steering committee and we are proud that our advocacy has encouraged other organisations (REA Group and MYOB) to come on board to provide additional sponsorship funds and organisational resources, further expanding the reach and impact of RHoK.
To find out more about RHoK, check out the RHoK Australia website or read these recent blogs by committed and passionate DiUS hacktivists.