• Manchester Deaf Centre Hackathon, 21st -22nd October, Alan Gilbert Learning Commons

    Published: Tuesday, 11 October 2016

    Working to make deaf people heard in the legal community

    We've teamed up with our friends at the Manchester Deaf Centre, The School of Law at the University of Manchester and the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to create a unique hackathon challenge to make deaf people heard in the legal community.

    Show your innovation and creativity, help the Deaf community, win £600 and a work experience placement with Freshfields in Manchester.

    • When? October 21st-22nd Start: 6pm Friday 21st Finish: 7pm Saturday Oct 22nd
    • Where: The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons (aka Ali G building) Basement Level, Free food and drink throughout.

    The Hackathon will bring together students from the School of Law and Computer Science. You will have 24 hours to build, from scratch, a piece of software that will enable members of the Deaf Community to better access legal services and pre-existing legal resources. There will be approximately 10 teams, of 4­ to 6 students from both faculties. The winning team will be awarded £600 as well as a place on a summer work experience programme in the Freshfields Manchester offices. The runners up will win £300.

    Free food and drink will provided throughout the event and volunteer British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters will be on hand to help you. The competition is open to all years and will end with a drinks reception and prize giving.

    You can register for the event here for more info email: megan.finnis@student.manchester.ac.uk or benjamin.hammersley@manchester.ac.uk

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