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 a Human Trafficking focused hackathon as a part of #ExpeditionHacks event 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! Some ideas to consider:
Any other idea you might have to contribute to the eradication of this terrible crime and the suffering of its victims.
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.
$3000 – GRAND PRIZE
$500 – Best use of IBM API
Formerly at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Patrick J. Hannon
Director, Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Director, EPIC Solutions
Retired Fairfax Police Department Human Trafficking Detective
Director, Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
CEO, NextGen Integrators
Director of Technology Operations, Polaris
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.
Saturday, April 14th, 2018
9:00 AM – Doors Open, Breakfast Served
10:00 AM – Opening Ceremony
10:30 AM – Keynote Presentation
10:50 AM – Human Trafficking Panel Discussion
11:30 AM – Hacking Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch
12:30 PM – Technology Breakout Sessions
6:00 PM – Dinner Served
8:00 PM – Pitch Workshop
11:30 PM – Midnight Snack
12:00 AM – Hack Thru the Night
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
7:30 AM – 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
Upon completion, will have a casual social to cap the event and allow people to socialize about their ideas.
**Schedule subject to change**
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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