MISSION: Develop technology to improve legal justice processes for those who need critical help more efficiently and for those who aim to provide support.
Tech for Justice Legal Justice Hackathon will bring together Nonprofit Advocates, Legal Aid Organizations, Private Lawyers, Technologists, Students, Educators, Counselors, Activists, Businesses, Entrepreneurs, Public Housing Officials, State and City Representatives, Judges, and more, to come up with innovative and transparent solutions, supporting technologies, and plans for implementation with initiative collaborators and partners.
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When: November 5th-6th, 2016
Registration has closed. Check out the winning hacks:RecordBleach
Not sure what a hackathon is? Visit our guide!Hackathon Guide
For the schedule, rules, and judging criteria, and to post projects the day of the hackathon, click below.
Join the conversation!
How do I get started?
– For starters, visit the problem set and current list of project ideas and find one that you want to work on (start gathering info and planning in the comments now). Then, join our Tech For Justice Community Slack to start talking to other participants and forming your teams. Once you’re in Slack, you can create a channel for your team and start working together. Finally, on the day of the hackathon, post your final project on hackathon.io.
I’m not from the United States, can I still participate?
– Of course! Since all solutions submitted are open source, communities from around the world can benefit from what is created.
Is there a way to work in person with people in my area?
– Let us know if there is a particular co-working space in your area that you are using so we can share with everyone (it is definitely needed, so please and thank you!)
Will this hackathon be accessible to the deaf community?
– We are working to ensure that our hackathon is accessible to the deaf community through the use of simple, clear written language on our web pages and platforms.
– We will be using FreeConferenceCall.com, which unfortunately does not include text-based transcripts and closed captioning, so we’ll be chatting dialogue during the introductions and announcements. [Guideline Source, so please correct us and let us know if we can do more.]
I still need help, who do I talk to?
– Ask us any question in Slack and one of our moderators will come to the rescue!