RHoK was formed in the spirit of kindness and collaboration by essentially sharing knowledge amongst subject matter experts and communities where technology can assist in solving problems locally and abroad.
This is the second year Melbourne will be hosting the event at Swinburne University of Technology. RHoK commences with a Friday evening reception attended by ‘hackers’ (programmers and designers), sponsors, government representatives and other interested parties. RHoK hackers select a defined problem (and team) they will join, and spend the next two days working to create a solution for this problem.
This year’s theme is Community Resilience—that is, ensuring people can withstand, recover from and respond positively to crisis or adversity. RHoK Melbourne has been working with subject matter experts locally and globally to define clear problem statements addressing resistance, recovery and
creativity in relation to Community Resilience. These problem statements will become the hacking challenges thrown out to the teams of designers and developers at the RHoK event. Teams are then invited to share their RHoK solution with the group with the potential to win prizes and see their work
further developed for implementation.