Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Ottawa is part of a global movement that organizes hackathons that bring together problem solvers, creative thinkers, and technologists for a weekend to bring technology solutions to challenges faced by charities, not-for-profits, and civic organizations. Over the course of a weekend, teams of volunteers bring their creative, technical, and problem-solving know-how to tackle and solve several of these challenges.

Tech4Good Ottawa

RHoK is a project of Tech4Good Ottawa. Tech4Good Ottawa community of professionals with a goal to create the go-to community of practice in Ottawa for charities and technology to collide. We bring together both these groups and give them more ways to learn from one another. We help charities get the most out of technology. RHoK is a good extension of the vision of Tech4Good Ottawa.

RHoK Organizers


  • March 2016: RHOK #5 was hosted at MakerSpace North and chaired by Brett Tackaberry and Brandon Brule.
  • June 2015: RHOK #4 was hosted at Kivuto and chaired by Wesley Ellis and Brett Tackaberry. Supported by Brandon Brule, Maria Smirnoff, Jesse Burscik, Anton McConnville.
  • June 2014: RHOK #3 was hosted again at Shopify and chaired by Wesley Ellis and Brett Tackaberry. Supported by Brandon Brule, Lisa Larochelle, Jesse Burscik.
  • December 2013: RHoK #2 was hosted again at Shopify and chaired by Wesley Ellis. Co-organizers were Brett Tackaberry, Liz MacDonald, Christian Garceau, Brandon Brule.
  • June 2013: Inaugural RHoK Ottawa hosted at Shopify and chaired by Jack Noppé and Wesley Ellis.


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Random Hacks of Kindness is looking for Designers, Developers, Creative problem-solvers and do-gooders to develop solutions to challenges facing non-profits, and other humanitarian organizations. Its happeningOctober 13-15 at the Adobe building on Preston. The cost is $5. RHoK will provide the space to hack, 5 meals throughout the weekend and awesome swag. Sign up at https://rhok.ca.

Join us October 13-15 to #hack solutions to some big #nonprofit problems in Ottawa! https://rhok.ca #yow #tech #tech4good

This Website

This website is a very slight adaptation from the theme found here: https://github.com/thephuse/hackathon-wordpress-theme.

This WordPress theme was originally developed for National Day of Civic Hacking 2014.