Register here: University of Greenwich & ILSA digital rights hackathon – deadline 7 July

The university of Greenwich and LETS Lab is collaborating with Innovation in Law Studies Alliance to run a virtual ‘digital rights’ hackathon starting on 9th July at 2pm BST to 11 July at 6pm BST, with prize money to be won. The last day to register is tomorrow, 7 July.

The challenge is to spark innovative ideas that will improve digital democracy and civic engagement through developing solutions to promote awareness of digital rights. The hackathon is open to legal, business management, and marketing professionals as well as software developers and engineers, and you can apply as an individual or a team.

The hackathon is sponsored by PwC, which is putting £1,000 in Amazon vouchers up for first prize; by LETS Lab and the University of Greenwich, which are providing a total of £700 in Amazon vouchers for second place; and the third place spot is sponsored by ROKH, with £400 of vouchers.

ILSA president María Jesús González-Espejo said: “As cities across the globe are getting smarter, citizens become less relevant in this new data driven ecosystem they live in. However, for smart cities to reach their full potential, the focus needs to be on the citizens living in them, not just the technology. How do we bring back the citizen at the heart of the smart city?”

Register here to take part: