Hackathon for Good – The Hague

The Municipality of The Hague invites you to hack for good. During the weekend of 27, 28 and 29 November the third edition of the Hackathon for Good takes place. This year will be the first online edition. We welcome all business pioneers, tech talents and experts to develop data solutions for a better world.

Use your skills to help organizations such as the Municipality of The Hague, the Police, EVE & the Hague Legal Tech Alliance to solve real-world problems. Work with teams to understand interesting data sets and build solutions for global challenges.

The following challenges will be worked on during the Hackathon:

Municipality of The Hague
Shared mobility is considered the future of urban mobility. It saves space, helps reduce emissions, and is sustainable. The Municipality of The Hague stimulates the use of shared mobility for a cleaner and healthier city. But does shared mobility have the expected impact on the city?  The city now faces the challenge of obtaining the data and information to answer these questions.

The Police
Environmental crime is on the rise and is now widely recognized as one of the largest criminal areas in the world. To combat environmental crimes effectively, they must first be easier to detect. Not only law enforcement officers, but especially citizens, need to know what is happening in their backyard. Citizens need to know what to watch out for and when to call the authorities. What this requires is a system that can process all kinds of different data from different sensors, cluster the resources, determine what is expected within a cluster, and then detect anomalies within a cluster. The challenge is to create something more user-friendly and natural that evokes a call to action that is relevant to the user.

A good legal system is essential for the proper functioning of an economy. EVE’s mission is to give everyone access to a court of law. Eve is faced with several problems that she challenges participants to solve. It is striking that many entrepreneurs in legal disputes are looking for free or affordable legal advice about their position. With Eve you don’t need a lawyer, but people hardly dare to go to Eve’s court without advice about their legal position. The resources currently available are clearly inadequate. The challenge is: Design a tool with which every citizen can determine their legal position in a conflict. In any case, this tool should be free and simple. 

The Hague Legal Tech Alliance
The Hague Legal Tech Alliance (THLTA) is an initiative of the Municipality of The Hague and Pels Rijcken. THLTA is convinced that technology can contribute to the transparency of the law and case law, without undermining the protection of privacy, for example through the use of automatic cleaning programs. THLTA is challenging participants in this year’s Hackathon for Good to create mock-ups of technology applications that contribute to document generation. The transparency and privacy requirements of these documents should be taken into account and fulfilled directly through the application. In addition, the mock-ups must contain or contain automatic cleaning properties. THLTA also hopes that the participants in this Hackathon will gain more insight into (future) possibilities to facilitate the

Visit  www.hackathonforgood.org for more information and to apply as an individual or as team.