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Tech for Social Good: Kinaxis Sponsors ‘Random Hacks of Kindness’

June 21, 2016

Supply chain software company participates in event to build technology solutions for a better world

June 21, 2016

Kinaxis® (TSX:KXS), provider of RapidResponse®, delivering cloud-based  SCM and S&OP applications, is proud to sponsor Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Ottawa, which takes place June 24-26, 2016 at Maker Space North in Ottawa, Ontario.

Random Hacks of Kindness is a hackathon for social good that brings together volunteer developers and tech-savvy do-gooders to work with charities, community groups and social enterprises. They match organizations that have a social impact, with skilled technologists who want to make a difference.

“Kinaxis is incredibly proud to take part in this initiative for social good, leveraging our experience and knowledge in fostering collaboration and technological innovation among developers and the community,” said Jack Noppé, chief technology officer at Kinaxis. “At Kinaxis we are passionate about utilizing technology to solve complex problems and I’m excited to see the results of applying this same passion to the challenges faced by non-profits, and other local humanitarian organizations.”

In addition to sponsorship, several Kinaxis employees have volunteered to participate at Random Hacks of Kindness Ottawa. Volunteers will apply their professional skills to support such projects as: Data integration for Ten Oaks, redefining the CARE package, Sens@School educational game and the Internet of Things (IoT) beehive project for Algonquin College. This two-day event is looking for additional volunteer hackers from diverse backgrounds, including: computer programmers, project managers, user interface and user experience specialists, marketing professionals, and more. To learn more about these initiatives and how to get involved, visit the Random Hacks of Kindness Ottawa website.

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Kinaxis has received several recent employer and industry accolades, including being named one of Canada’s Best Small & Medium Employers 2016 , Top Employer for Young People 2015< and  National Capital Region Top Employer 2016. Recognition of Kinaxis in the marketplace was validated with the following awards  2016 Supply Chain Pros to Know,  2015 ‘Great Supply Chain Partner’,  2015 100 Great Supply Chain Projects and positioned in the 2016 leaders quadrant for Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record.