I’m delighted to announce that I will be participating, on behalf of Legal Hackers Edmonton, in a hackathon happening in conjunction with the LESA Alberta Legal Technology Conference to be held May 25, 2018 in Calgary at The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
To register for the conference, see the details in the brochure on the LESA website.
Participants are invited to send suggestions for legal hacks to the chair of the conference – and fellow Legal Hackers Edmonton co-organizer – Jay Krushell of Witten LLP by March 30. A number of options will be selected and presented to the conference attendees for voting at the start of the day. The selected hack will be worked on during the day and then presented to the attendees at the close. During the conference, the hacking will be happening in the vendor display area, so that anyone interested in seeing what legal hacking actually looks like can observe, and participate.
I’m looking for volunteers in the Legal Hackers community and beyond to help either on-premises in Calgary or remotely, with coding, design, and testing. The idea is to try and impress upon people how far you can get with the right tools, the right expertise, and one day. If you’re interested, get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what skillsets you can bring to the table, as that will affect what options we present to the participants.
Jay and his team have also taken steps to make this conference accessible to law students. Admission is only $75 for law students, and 25% off for Articling Students. Highly recommended.