ABA Journal Hackathon Brainstorming Survey

The ABA Journal and Suffolk University Law School are planning to host a "hackathon" in connection with the ABA's 2014 Annual Meeting on August 7th -12th in Boston. We plan to host a two-day hackathon at the start of the Annual Meeting where teams consisting of lawyers/law students/other legal professionals, developers and graphic designers will plan and develop a web application or mobile app over the course of the event. The goal for the final product will be revealed at the beginning of the hackathon and teams will have two days to complete the app. We do not expect a polished product at the end but do expect that the teams will have completed enough of the app to present it on a third day at an event at the Annual Meeting. We are contemplating whether to have a winner of the hackathon and award a prize to the winner.

We would like the hackathon to focus on how technology can expand access to justice and, perhaps more specifically, boost the delivery of pro bono services. We plan to refer to a recent LSC report from its technology summit for more specific ideas. http://www.lsc.gov/media/press-releases/summit-report-outlines-new-ways-technology-can-expand-access-justice

This survey is intended to gauge interest in such an event, and to solicit ideas for problems we can work on as part of the hackathon.

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