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Arlington, VA – October 5-6, 2019

Combat Human Trafficking

COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING CHALLENGE – 2019

Blue Compass is honored to be partnering with George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government -Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) on our second Human Trafficking-focused hackathon as a part of the #ExpeditionHacks hackathon series.  Human trafficking is a global enterprise that is second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable criminal business.  It takes many forms, including labor trafficking and sex trafficking. Create a solution to help combat human trafficking or assist its victims, using artificial intelligence/machine learning, augmented reality, or anything else!

 

It’s early for us, but check back in the early summer for registration, hackathon theme, prizes, and wonderful sponsors!

 

Meanwhile, sign-up for our mailing list below so you can get notified when registration opens.

 

Please note this event will be held at the GMU – Arlington Campus at Founder’s Hall near the Virginia Square Metro Stop on the Orange Line.

JUDGES

SPONSORS

RULES & INFORMATION

GENERAL RULES

  • A max of 5 people per team will be enforced.
  • All participants must be in the building for kick-off and demos.
  • All code must be fresh.
  • Participants must provide their own laptops, and mobile/tablet devices for use during the event.
  • Seats are limited to 100 people.
  • Come on your own or create a team when you get here. We also want to encourage collaboration among attendees so if you find a team or person with a valuable asset to support your idea/concept, feel free to team up when you arrive.
  • External hard drives are permitted for the hacking event itself. If you want a power strip, bring it!
  • As much as we appreciate people’s interest, no one will be allowed inside the event other than participants, sponsor representatives, subject matter experts and invited media. No spectators please!

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Impact: How impactful will this solution be for it’s target audience? Is it scalable?
  • Creativity: How original is this solution?
  • Design: How well designed is this solution, from front end through to UI/UX?
  • Execution: How well executed is this solution from start to finish?

 

TOOLS, DATA, AND IP RIGHTS

Participants are allowed to use the open source tools in addition to other commercially known open source tools. Participants are also encouraged to use their own proprietary solutions to develop creative and efficient products. If you are representing a company, your company’s proprietary software assets are also allowed to be used with the appropriate permission within your organization. Please reference the Terms and Conditions data to confirm that all IP rights remain with the participant and/or the organization they are representing.

All participants must agree to the terms and conditions.

SCHEDULE

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

**Schedule will be published when registration opens**

 

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

**Schedule will be published when registration opens**

Sunday Afternoon Presentations

  • Each participant and/or participant team will present their product or solution to the group on Sunday afternoon.
  • Presentations will be 3 minutes long with 2 minutes of questions from judges. Representatives from sponsors will be the primary audience for the presentations.
  • No formal presentation is required. Demos of your product or solution will follow this general outline: introduce yourself/teammate, introduce your concept, identify what tools you used, explain (loosely) how you derived your solution and what problem you are solving.
  • Presentations require direct connect from your laptop to the projection system. USB sticks are permitted for presentation purposes.

Sponsors will be marketing this event heavily. Don’t be surprised if a news crew shows up along the way.

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