Arlington, VA | Blue Compass | ExpeditionHacks
Create an approach to identify and mitigate human trafficking communications and more effectively combat this enormous social problem.
ExpeditionHacks, Austin, developers, entrepeneurs, Human Trafficking, Slavery, hackathon
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Arlington, VA

April 14 -15, 2018

Social Impact Series


Human trafficking is a global enterprise that is second to drug trafficking for the most profitable criminal business. Criminals work together and the number of victims is only increasing. Create an idea to help analysts, law enforcement, or victim services using artificial intelligence/machine learning, augmented reality, or anything else!
Some ideas to consider:

– What indicators help predict behaviors of human trafficking suppliers?
– How can data collected at the local level could help analysts at the federal level to correlate data to find traffickers and victims?
– Demonstrate use of local food prices to predict human trafficking behavior
– What can we learn from natural disasters that could prevent the emergence of human trafficking
– Create a predictive model of trafficking to forecast staffing needed for victim services and law enforcement



$2000 in Cash and Prizes


PLEASE NOTE: When you register and/or purchase your ticket to this event, you are accepting the terms of the Participant Agreement and code of conduct.


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  • 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 workstations.
  • Come on your own or create a team. 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!



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?



Participants are allowed to use the open source tools provided by NGA’s GitHub site 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.


Saturday, April 14th, 2018

9:00 AM – Doors Open, Breakfast Served
10:00 AM – Opening Ceremony
10:30 AM – Hacking Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Technology Breakout Sessions
6:00 PM – Dinner Served
8:00 PM – Pitch Workshop
11:30 AM – Midnight Snack
12:00 AM – 8:00 AM Hack Through The Night!


Sunday, April 15th, 2018

8:00 AM – Breakfast
12:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – Code Freeze/Hacking Ends!
3:00 PM – Live Demos Begin!

Upon completion, will have a casual social to cap the event and allow people to socialize about their ideas.

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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