In November 2018, the City of The Hague’s Data Science Initiative ran the first Hackathon for Good together with the Hague Tech, the Humanity Hub and many other partners. Five challenge owners pitched complex AI challenges faced by their organisations, and 120 techies competed over two days to solve them. The event was such a success that a second Hackathon was run in 2019.

Challenge owners 2018: World Vision, Asser Institute, International Criminal Court, Red Cross Netherlands, NATO. More info

Challenge owners 2019: International Organisation for Migration, Translators Without Borders, The National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children, UNICRI Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Red Cross Netherlands, European Commission and Space4Good. More info

In 2020, a new edition is being prepared by a coalition of partners and hubs from around the Hague. The focus of the new edition: resilience.

Get involved: We are developing this edition in an open and collaborative way and are looking for challenge owners, supporters and experts to help shape the Hackathon for Good 2020. Are you working towards a more peaceful and just world and facing a challenge that could potentially be addressed by data science and artificial intelligence? Would you like to contribute as a supporter, expert or volunteer? Reach out to Alexandre Taillandier (Humanity Hub) via email or Slack.