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Kinaxis Sponsors ‘Random Hacks of Kindness’ to Help Foster Social Good

March 7, 2017

Supply chain software company participates in event to build technology for charities, social groups

March 07, 2017

Kinaxis® (TSX:KXS), provider of RapidResponse®, delivering cloud-based SCM and S&OP applications, is proud to once again sponsor Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Ottawa. The sixth annual hackathon event is taking place March 24-26, 2017 at Adobe’s offices in Ottawa, Ontario. In addition to sponsorship, six Kinaxis employees have volunteered to participate in the event.

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 with skilled technologists wanting to make a difference. The teams work together over the course of a weekend to develop open-source technology solutions to conquer some of today’s most important societal challenges.

“It’s an honour to be part of such an important initiative for social good,” said Jack Noppé, chief technology officer at Kinaxis, who spearheaded Kinaxis’ involvement in last year’s event. “We’re happy to be able to share our experience and knowledge, and help foster collaboration and technological innovation among developers and the community. At Kinaxis we’re not only passionate about technology, but giving back to our community. This event is a great way to bring the two together and support our local non-profits and humanitarian organizations.”

Past hackathons have supported projects like data integration for Ten Oaks Project, a job board for Ladies Learning Code, a social enterprise marketplace for the Centre on Social Enterprise Development and an Internet of Things (IoT) beehive project for Algonquin College.

Random Hacks of Kindness is still looking for additional participants with a variety of diverse backgrounds, including: computer programmers, user interface and user experience specialists, marketing professionals and more. If you are interested in taking part in this important initiative, visit the Random Hacks of Kindness Ottawa website.

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