ABOUT

Making the world a better place is easier said than done. Ours is a shared world: citizens, businesses, states and institutions all face the same risks and challenges, and so there is a constant need for society to innovate – to find better ways of doing things. Ideally, this can be done in order to bring about more justice in the world.

What we mean by justice is simply more fairness, in the way in which citizens, civil society, businesses and public institutions interact with one another.

While thinking about broad theme has its advantages, we want to create a nurturing environment and mindset where someone with an idea can go ahead and do something about it. This is how the Rethinking Justice Hackathon came to life: students, staff and alumni from Maastricht University, as well as friends from the industry, coming together in a 24-hour hackathon to celebrate free thinking and enthusiastic doing.

THE CHALLENGES

 

SOCIAL

JUSTICE

Rethinking opportunities and privileges in society by addressing people’s most pressing justice needs.

E-COMMERCE

CONFLICTS

Increasing the fairness of conflict resolution arising online between sellers and buyers on eBay.

DATA-DRIVEN

JUSTICE

Using cutting-edge data science tech to maximize fairness, reduce criminality, and improve the delivery of justice.

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COURTS OF

THE FUTURE

Using technology in the courtrooms of the future, for justice that can serve the needs of future businesses.

 

INFO

LOCATION: BRIGHTLANDS SMART SERVICES CAMPUS

Brightlands Smart Services Campus is a revolutionary institute consisting of brilliant researchers and educators, innovative entrepreneurs, and companies leading the field in human resource management and smart services. Together they will comprise one of the world’s leading locations for smart services. It offers the latest R&D and knowledge infrastructures, on-campus education, science-oriented business support, and business development services. Brightlands Smart Services Campus combines a scientific and business ecosystem with labs that merge innovation and expertise—all in a single strategic location. This makes it a unique place where innovative startups and existing corporations, forward-thinking knowledge institutes, brilliant researchers, students, and visionary investors can work together. For more information about the Brightlands Smart Services Campus, as well as the past hackathons organized on their Heerlen premises, have a look at their official website.

REGISTRATION

STEP 1: Apply HERE individually (only 100 participants will be selected, so make sure to submit a complete application).

STEP 2: If selected, you will be assigned to a team on the basis of your study programme, background and skills. Participants will be informed on February 3rd, 2018 about the final selection.

STEP 3: Pay the €24 participation fee (we want to make sure you actually come to the event).

STEP 4: Participate in the Partner Workshops and Side-events.

STEP 5: Enjoy the Hackathon!

ORGANIZING TEAM

We’re a group of students, alumni and staff members from Maastricht University who believe in the potential of bringing multiple disciplines together (especially law, technology and entrepreneurship), through collaboration and knowledge exchange, to enhance the potential of meaningful education, research and societal impact. By aiming to be an independent initiative, we believe we can fill a gap in Maastricht and the region and connect different communities. We believe in ‘doing’ as much as ‘thinking’ and our community should be actively involved whenever possible.

For the ‘Rethinking Justice’ Hackathon we are joining forces with Maastricht University staff members from at least four different faculties, and reaching out to the University’s valuable alumni from around the world!

Alumni & student advisory team

Caroline Calomme

Felix Schulte Strathaus

Arturo Sanchez Barbado

Interfaculty organizing team

Law Faculty: Catalina Goanta (coordinator), Chris Mondschein & Mark Kawakami

Brightlands Smart Services Campus (Techruption): Vince Meens

Brightlands Innovation Factory: Alexej Jordanov

Department of Knowledge Engineering: Rico Möckel & Radostina Karageorgieva

Institute of Data Science: Michel Dumontier, Nadine Rouleaux & Claudia van Oppen

Faculty of Psychology: Herco Fonteijn & Arie van der Lugt

Technolawgeeks

Veronique Brokke, Elisabeth Rammos, Anette Piirsalu & Elena Vilarin

SPONSORS

want to stay in touch?

Deadline
1 February 2018

GET TO KNOW US

technolawgy2017@gmail.com

Technolawgeeks

 

SOCIAL MEDIA