In 2018, the hackathon had 40 cities developing legal solutions simultaneously across six continents and 2019 had 47 cities and thousands of participants globally.
2020 expects between 50 and 60 cities to participate and 5,000 global participants to. Whether it’s accessing legal services or enabling them with back-office solutions, teams compete to develop concepts during the course of a weekend and present the results to a judging panel to go through to the next virtual competition round on Saturday 22 March. This year the finals will take place in London also.
The London event will take place at Marylebone Campus in the 300-seat Hogg Lecture Theatre starting in the evening on Friday 6 March to Sunday 8 March organised by the University of Westminster, Cambridge Strategy Group and Agile Elephant with sponsors including White & Case and BCLP with support from The Law Society of England and Wales, Disruptive. Live and Techcelerate.
The hackathon is free to attend and will provide attendees with drinks, pizza and lunches.
Last year, there was almost 150 attendees with teams from Linklater’s, Freshfields, BCLP, Addleshaw Goddard, LexisNexis, Vodafone, and Pinsent Masons with event more attendees and teams expected this year.