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IFG Hackathon 2021

We are delighted to announce that the IFG’s first-ever Hackathon, in alliance with Stop the Traffik and Traffik Analysis Hub, is now live and accepting registrations on the DevPost platform.

Stop the Traffik is a charity whose core mission is to disrupt people-trafficking across the globe. With its extensive experience of international asset tracing and recovery, the IFG believes its lawyers have a role to play in applying the tools of their trade to this endeavour.

Businesses exploiting trafficked individuals must first be identified.

Our collaborative hackathon will use the example of one industry sector in one territory as a testing ground for solutions that can subsequently be applied across industries and geographies to identify exploitative practices.

Each participating team will be asked to design a prototype to analyse published financial data in an industry sector in an at-risk geography. This in turn will help establish a “risk score” for exploitative labour practices warranting further investigation.

This type of tool is essential to Traffik Analysis Hub’s mission to provide data-driven risk solutions to disrupt human trafficking.

We are privileged to welcome, as part of the judging panel, Clive Humby OBE, data science pioneer and entrepreneur as well as Joe Boyle, CEO and Co-Founder of Salt Communications.

The hackathon will take place in person on 5 and 6 November in London. The winning team will be invited to present at the IFG’s November networking event on 18 November at Mishcon de Reya’s offices, as well as receiving a £5000 cash prize.

Interested parties can find further information and register to take part in the hackathon here.