Blue Compass is honored to partner again with George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government -Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) on a second hackathon to combat human trafficking as a part of our #ExpeditionHacks series. Last year’s hackathon was so successful that we had to do it again! Bring your collaboration and new ideas on March 28-29, 2020 to see what your team can hack together.
Why should we be inspired to do something? Because human trafficking is a global enterprise second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable criminal business. It disproportionately affects women and minors, exploiting lives through deception, coercion and fear. Create a solution to help combat human trafficking or assist its victims, using artificial intelligence/machine learning, augmented reality, or anything else! Some ideas to consider:
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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.
Executive Director, Just Ask
Retired Fairfax County Police Department, Human Trafficking Detective
Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:
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 is subject to change and will not be final **
9:00 AM – Doors Open, Light Breakfast Served
10:00 AM – Opening Ceremony and Keynote Presentation
10:30 AM – Human Trafficking Panel Discussion
11:00 AM – Technology Panel Discussion
11:30 PM – Lunch and Teams Formed
12:30 PM – Mentoring Breakout Sessions
6:00 PM – Pizza Dinner Served
7:00 PM – Pitch Workshop
11:30 PM – Midnight Snack
12:00 AM – Hack Thru the Night
7:30 AM – Light Breakfast
12:00 PM – Lunch
3:00 PM – Code Freeze/Hacking Ends!
4:00 PM – Live Demos Begin!
5:00 PM – Judge Deliberations
5:30 PM – Winners Announced
Sunday Afternoon Presentations
Sponsors will be marketing this event heavily. Don’t be surprised if a news crew shows up along the way.
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