Bootleg Hackers wins 'Hackathon for Good The Hague 2020' with a Solution to Report Environmental Crimes
From 27-29 November the Hackathon for Good took place. The winning team was Bootleg Hackers with a solution for the challenge of the Dutch Police to report environmental crimes by creating a platform that cultivates a community and empowers them to take collective actions against environmental crimes. Whe team won a cash prize of € 2.500
During the Hackathon for Good The Hague, 18 teams worldwide worked on four different challenges. More than 100 tech talents, business pioneers, and entrepreneurial changemakers worked on developing innovative data solutions for problems focused on shared mobility, environmental crimes, accessible jurisdiction & transparency of the law, and jurisprudence.
Winners Hackathon for Good The Hague 2020
The first prize was won by team Bootleg Hackers, who worked on the environmental crime challenge by the Dutch Police. They created a platform that cultivates a community and empowers them to take collective actions against environmental crimes. Environmental crimes are hard to detect due to the lack of data and can also lead to helplessness among the citizens.
The second prize went to team Chakra for their open-source solution based on building a single page web application with an intuitive Reach Front end. The jury was very impressed by the technical solution, the focus on end-users, and the solution’s scalability.
This years challenge-owners were: Dutch Police, EVE (private Court), City of The Hague and Pels Rijcken & The Hague Legal Tech Alliance. Have a look at the challenges here.
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The Hackathon for Good 2020 is organised by The Hague Tech, in close collaboration with among others the Hague’s innovation ecosystems Yes!Delft, WorldStartup, Humanity Hub, Impactcity, The Hague University of Applied Science & HSD and made possible by the city of The Hague and the Province of South Holland.