The official Slack group for the Global Legal Hackathon saw a stream of photos and updates on progress from New York, Singapore, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Montréal, Florianópolis, Berlin, Alexandria, Tel Aviv, Ukraine, London, Johannesburg and other corners of the world Saturday, as did the #GlobalLegalHack and #GLH2018 Twitter hashtags.
- Their ideas look very creative and relevant, says The participants’ expertise is diverse, which is well-suited for the hackathon. Some teams have lawyers-developers, the others include judges, etc. Overall, the teams have demonstrated that they have the necessary knowledge and expertise to make their concepts a reality.
A Legal Hack Monitor on Lexblog is now curating blog posts and news articles about the hackathon. There's also an official, or semi-official, mascot created by a participant in Ukraine.
Regardless of actual outcome, it seems the event is receiving a lot of attention, that it has created some real enthusiasm for legal innovation and that it has facilitated connections between lawyers, coders and others. There's also talk about new hackathons and meetup groups inspired by the #GLH2018.
A few photos from local events around the world: