RHoKSec at HITB Haxpo



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RHoKSec is part of the Random Hacks of Kindness community of over 7,000 innovators in over 30 countries making the world a better place by developing practical, open source technology solutions to respond to some of the most complex challenges facing humanity. This is accomplished by defining problems, organizing hackathons, and ensuring projects are effectively deployed. It started in 2009 as a joint initiative between Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, NASA, and the World Bank, and in 2015 it became a program of Geeks Without Bounds in order to ensure its ongoing support and sustainability.

The first RHoKsec was held in Glasgow, Scotland in September of 2013 in order to address the security needs of humanitarian projects that were being developed and deployed in the rest of the RHoK community. This new type of event was intended to give cybersecurity students, professionals and enthusiasts an opportunity to practice the skills they were learning while providing a valuable service to projects in support of humanitarian work.

This year at HITB Haxpo in Amsterdam, on 28-29 May, ScotlandHacks and Geeks Without Bounds will be facilitating a Random Hacks of Kindness Security hackathon. We are seeking sponsors to support this event.

3 Pin Lock Sponsorship  €1000
  • Logo visibility at venue
  • Small logo on promotional fliers
  • Shout out in social media
  • Distribution of any branded merchandise you provide
  • Acknowledgement and thanks at opening & closing ceremonies

5 Pin Lock Sponsorship  €2500

  • Everything from 3 Pin Lock level
  • medium logo on promotional fliers
  • Post on http://haxpo.nl/news/ announcing your sponsorship of the hackathon
  • Logo placement on HiTB-RHoKSec webpage
  • Your banner stand in hackathon space (you provide banner)
  • 5 minute speaking slot at either opening or closing of the hackathon


  • Everything from 5 Pin Lock level
  • Post on either ScotlandHacks or GWOB.org (can be either a guest post written by sponsor, or one written by us for you.)
  • Face time in a professionally produced highlight reel (tentative)
  • 10 minutes of remarks at either opening or closing of the hackathon
  • 3 x 3 Exhibition space on Haxpo floor


  • All the basic stuff plus…
  • Post on ScotlandHacks and/or GWOB.org (can be either a guest post written by sponsor, or one written by us for you.)
  • Face time in a professionally produced highlight reel (tentative)
  • 10 minutes of remarks at either opening or closing of the hackathon
  • Choose or send one judge for the event
  • 3 x 3m Exhibition space on Haxpo floor

About Hack In The Box / HITB Haxpo

HITBSecConf or the Hack In The Box Security Conference is an annual must attend event in the calendars of security researchers and professionals around the world. A platform for the discussion and dissemination of next generation computer security issues. Held alongside it, HITB Haxpo is an technology expo for everyone interested in hacking, making, breaking and building. This 3-day event houses HITB’s Capture the Flag competition, lock picking village and showcases innovative adaptations for the latest technology in gadgetry and tools. Think energy floors, sonic walls, 3D printing, scanning, DIY robotics, upcycled technologies and more!  HITBSecConf and HITB Haxpo is a place where ideas are exchanged, talent discovered and genius celebrated.

More About The RHoKsec Hackathon Methodology

The RHoKsec hackathon model varies from the ordinary hackathon model. The focus is not necessarily on creating new technology, but instead focuses on testing, code review, and fixing bugs in existing civic and humanitarian technology projects. As such, the RHoKsec model includes the following types of activities:

  • Lab-based testing of existing projects
  • Security-focused code review
  • Bug fixing teams
  • Challenges to create new security software, or to create new features in existing open source security software.
  • Development of educational materials to support better security knowledge across disciplines (system and network administrators, programmers, management, professional end users, children, and families)

The product of the first two of these challenge areas is not software, but rather a report of findings. The RHoKsec organizers provide a findings report template for the teams. Security vulnerabilities are described in the reports, with recommendations for fixes where appropriate. At the end of the event, the reports will be sent to a representative of the project development team encrypted with PGP. Teams are also encouraged to post bugs to the project’s bug tracking system as long as reporting will not present a security threat. Challenges may also be submitted to meet specific security needs in hardware, software or education.

Contact Us

For more information or to become a sponsor or RHoKsec at Haxpo in Amsterdam in May 2015, please email rhoksec@geekswobounds.org