Prior to Suffolk University LIT Con 2019 on April 6-7, there will be a free skills training weekend and hackathon open to anyone. If you're not interested in the hackathon, consider dropping in for the skills building sessions. Judging and awards will be given out on April 8 from 4-6pm.
For a complete schedule see https://suffolklitlab.org/LITCon/2019/hack/
Join the Tubman Project to learn new skills and help create open source tools for public defenders. We're looking for developers and attorneys since legal considerations will be just as important as technical ones. More to the point, they'll often be intertwined. For example, is there a possibility that communications across your app's encrypted channel may be subject to discovery?
$3,000 in prizes
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Anyone who can get to the Boston Area on April 6th and 7th is eligible to enter. Winning the hackathon will require not just technical skills, but legal and design expertise as well. All participants are welcome, regardless of skillset.
How to enter
This will be an in-person hackathon. To enter, just show up ready to hack!
Darrell Malone Jr.
Executive Director - Tubman Project
Co-Director - Legal Innovation and Technology Concentration
Staff Attorney - Committee for Public Counsel Services
Staff Attorney - New England Innocence Project
Anthony J. Benedetti
Chief Counsel - Committee for Public Counsel Services
The defendants' legal rights must be protected.
Ease of use and attractiveness.
Innovative and interesting use of technology.
Positive impact on the justice system or defendant.