Hack Homelessness 2020
Check out the event recordings below to see what happened during the 2020 edition of Hack Homelessness!
Hack Homelessness Opening Session
November 8, 2020
To kick off the 2020 edition of the Hack Homelessness design challenge, the LexLab team hosted an opening session to introduce the hackathon, describe the resources and mentorship available throughout the week, and begin the team formation process. UC Hastings students led breakout room discussions in four broad topic areas: eviction, NIMBYism, stolen belongings, and zoning.
Hack Homelessness Design Challenge Showcase
November 14, 2020
Six teams from Hack Homelessness 2020 presented the solutions that they had been creating throughout the entire week in front of a panel of four judges. Before the final presentations, LexLab hosted a Keynote and Q&A Session with Justice Louis Mauro, Associate Justice on the Third District Court of Appeal and Chair of the Work Group on Homelessness.
In the Bay Area, one of the richest regions in the world, thousands of people are forced to live without shelter. A large proportion of them live on the streets of the Tenderloin, the neighborhood surrounding UC Hastings Law School. We would like to contribute our legal expertise and other resources to reduce homelessness in our city. LexLab, an innovation hub for emerging legal technologies out of UC Hastings Law, wants to explore how technology and design might be able to maximize the impact and accessibility of existing legal services for the homeless population.
What is Hack Homelessness?
Design Thinking-Based Course Taught at UC Hastings Law
Classes will be taught in conjunction with governmental and non-governmental homeless service providers, engineers and design thinkers. The course will delve into the issues that prevent the homeless population from accessing legal services. The group's findings will determine the issues to be tackled in the subsequent phases of the project.
Virtual Design Challenge/Hackathon
The challenges identified in the course will be tackled by teams of lawyers, developers, designers, builders and thinkers with the objective of finding a technology and design solution for each challenge over the course of a week (November 8-13, 2020), with final presentations on November 14.
To guide future implementation of our methods and solutions, we will publish a white paper that will present the findings generated by the course and the hackathon.
Attend the Showcase
Interested to see how our teams spend the week innovating? Watch them present their solutions to a variety of legal issues related to homelessness, including eviction, zoning, stolen belongings, and NIMBYism, to a panel of judges on November 14. Register here.
Code of Conduct
Hack Homelessness is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion]. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.