The 2020 Legal Services Corporation Innovations in Technology LSC ITC Conference hackathon will take place the day before the conference on January 14, 2020. Documate will be hosting the hackathon. The hackathon will be open to all project ideas, but our theme is “document-automation-a-thon,” and Documate will provide complementary use of its software for all hackathon participants.
The details of the LSC ITC 2020 conference hackathon are below:
Date: Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
Time: 8am – 5pm; lunch and snacks will be provided
Location: 811 SW 6th Ave #1000, Portland, OR 97204 (grab coffee on the 10th floor, then come to the hackathon on the 4th floor)
Sign up: At the link here
People with a wide range of skills are encouraged to participate. “Hackathon” means a group of people all working together in a short time to try to solve a real problem. It could mean producing a web app, researching, gathering and collating data, creating a PowerPoint, or designing a set of principles and best practices that will help other legal technology projects work better in the future. Drop-ins are welcome, but anyone who can sign up in advance should do so at the link below. Here are some additional details on what you can do to prepare before the hackathon:
- Be sure to join the Slack group for the conference here, and join the channel #2020-Jan-Main
- Check out the great project ideas on Trello here. Please join the Trello board, and add your name as a member to any cards that are of interest to you.
Attendees are expected to do most of the work for the LSC hackathon during the day of the hackathon in teams of 3-4. You do not need to come with an idea, as some teams will already be created prior to the hackathon and you are welcome to join an existing team. People will be allowed to start earlier on their projects if they want, but not expected to do so. The final projects will be presented to the wider conference on Wednesday at 5pm.
Read how you can build your own document automation workflow at the LSC ITC 2020 hackathon here.