Seattle Social Justice Hackathon

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November 6th and 7th, 2015

Sullivan Hall Lower Level

Seattle University School of Law

901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Hackathon Theme: Legal Services For All

At least 80 percent of the legal needs of the poor and two-thirds of the legal needs of middle income Americans are not met. Seattle University’s Social Justice Hackathon will unite the legal and tech communities to create innovative solutions to American access to justice.

We’re looking for projects that seek to eliminate the gap between those who need civil legal services and those who provide legal resources. Participants include developers, designers, lawyers, law students, business developers, "idea people", or anything in-between!!

Teams can work on a project of their own interest or select from any number of problems suggested by our community partners. Ideas of all sorts are accepted, from Web and Mobile Apps to Wearables and Algorithms.

Register for this event and sign up to get involved!

RSVP HERE: http://socialjusticehackathon.com/

The Challenges

Educational Tools

Developing educational platforms to empower and inform citizens of  their legal issues, and legal actions that they may independently pursue.

Quick Solutions

Legal portals that use an automated triage process to direct people needing legal help to the most appropriate form of assistance and that guide them through the legal process.

Clean And Simple

Mobile technologies that reach more people more effectively and the application of business process/analysis to legal activities to streamline interactions and improve efficiency.

Fast And Easy

Document-assembly applications that support the creation of legal documents by service providers and by litigants themselves.

Resources

Sponsored Projects

API

Design Ideation Tool

Articles

Data

Schedule

Friday, November 6, 2015

6:00pm

  • Registration
  • Arrive at the venue and get checked in

     

    6:30pm

  • Welcome &  Opening Remarks
  • Welcome from the Organizers and Annette Clark, Dean of Seattle University School of Law

    Opening Remarks from Hon. Donald J Horowitz

    7:00pm

  • Food & Networking
  • Review agenda for weekend, enjoy dinner, network & socialize amongst attendees

    7:30pm

  • Pitches Start
  • Optionally line up to give your pitch

    8:30pm

  • Form Teams
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas

    9:00pm

  • Begin Work 
  • Start to formalize teams and and begin hacking. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

    Saturday, November 7, 2015

    9:00am

  • Breakfast
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

    9:30am

  • Begin Work
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend. Meetings with coaches

    12:00pm

  • Lunch and Intersession Speaker
  • Eat food and hear remarks from our intersession speaker Professor Milan Markovic 

    1:00pm

  • Continue Work and Presentation Prep
  • Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, finalizing demo, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

    6:00pm

  • Final Presentations
  • Sponsor Remarks then Hackathon teams present their social justice solutions.

    7:00pm

  • Dinner and Keynote Speaker
  • Eat food, and listen to remarks from our keynote sponsor Marty Smith

    8:00pm

  • Judging and Awards
  • Judges deliberate and announce winners

    8:20pm

  • Wrap Up and Go Home!
  • Thank all of the sponsors, speakers, judges, participants and community partners

    FAQ

    TEAMS... ASSEMBLE!

    To get to know you all, we’d like to have teams state their Project Title, Team Members’ Names and Roles and a short description of what you’re working on. We’re excited to see what you end up making... See our example below and introduce yourselves!

    DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR DEVPOST IN ORDER TO SUBMIT YOUR PROJECTS! http://ssjhackathon.devpost.com/

    For all participants, our sponsor F6S has provided thousands of dollars worth of business and development resources to help with all of your projects: https://www.f6s.com/deals