December 11th 2020
During the Hackathon for Good The Hague, 18 teams worldwide worked on four different challenges. More than 100 tech talents, business pioneers, and entrepreneurial changemakers participated in the first fully online edition.
The jury awarded the second prize of € 1.000- to team Chakra for their open-source solution based on building a single page web application with an intuitive Reach Front end. The jury was very impressed by the technical solution, the focus on end-users, and the solution’s scalability.
The team, consisting of participants Anita Ganti, Chris Maxwell & Yogendrasingh Pawar, each heard about Hackathon for Good and wanted to use their diverse experience to improve access to justice. ‘’We were sure we wanted to show the challenge owners and the jury a fully working application that could automate the task they were facing. They had heard about the power of AI, and we wanted to show the technology in action for a sample text before the end of the 48 hour Hackathon.‘’
Team member Anita Ganti recalls the moment when the jury announced them as the 2nd prize winner: ‘’We were all ecstatic and thrilled. We built the HADEDA app as a full-stack web-app to automate the process of redacting sensitive data from legal documents and to make The Hague more transparent. To be recognized by the very talented jury for this effort is indeed an honor.’’