Background: North of 41.org together with Dentons, Neesons and the Conflict Resolution Place are hosting a legal-tech hackathon in downtown Toronto. We have partnered with IBM and other tech providers to bring together individuals from a technology background with stakeholders from the legal profession. Participants will form teams to develop a software solution over a 2 day period. Prizes totaling over $10,000 will be awarded to the winning teams. Format: Teams of participants will select a software-based challenge related to the legal industry to solve over a 48-hour period.
During a two day hackathon in Groningen on 3-5 April 2,000 participants will collaborate to work on the development of sustainable solutions that impact a variety of industries and make their mark on i.e. the energy transition, public safety, nature conservation, and digital identity. Participants come from around the world will share their knowledge, creative minds and solution driven approach. They are supported by over 300 experts. As legal partner Loyens & Loeff provides legal and tax support with a team of 20 professionals. The 2020 Odyssey challenges were contributed (among others) by: Vattenfall, Enexis, KLM Cargo, UMCG, Engie, Dutch National Police, Dutch Blockchain Coalition, Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, City of The Hague, City of Groningen, Dutch Ministry of Defence and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
A hackathon is a gamified, short-term brainstorming session where creative people from different sectors will different skillsets come together and try to create solutions over a weekend in a pressure cooker situation where they compete for cash and other prizes, meet new people, and simply.. build cool stuff. Internet of Things – we will have Arduino and other hardware there. Big Data will also be part of the programme as well as Blockchain and of course AI in the form of Watson! But it is roughing it – you will need to bring your own bedroll and camping mattress. But most people usually take short naps and freshen up in the bathroom over the 48 hours.
Welcoming all skill levels, RUN19Hacks is a 54-hour eSports and fan engagement hackathon, fostering tech talent recruitment, immersive entrepreneurship, and decentralized startup deal-flow around the new generation of fan apps & eSports fans games. RUN19Hacks challenges teams to use data, APIs, and content to execute their vision on how to improve the mobile fan experience, develop/discover new games and business models. Produced by FanHacks and Convergence, RUN19Hacks is a pre-conference event for the annual Run For The Unicorns Expo & Conference held during Derby Week in Louisville, Kentucky. In this context, the word "hack" means to create. A hackathon is an event where people come together for 24 to 48 hours or more to make something using the wonders of technology.
Financial inclusion and security will be one of the challenges at what is being billed as the world's largest blockchain and AI hackathon, taking place in the Netherlands this April. The Odyssey Hackathon, previously called the Dutch Blockchain Hackathon, will see 100 teams building prototypes to address 20 societal challenges, including financial inclusion, digital identity, cargo insurance, and energy transition.