Center for Ethics: "HACKING iCORRUPTION" - 2 day seminar


Fri - Sun, Mar 27 to Mar 29, 6:00pm - 6:00pm


MIT Media Lab Building E14 Third Floor Atrium 75 Amherst Street

Presented by: Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and MIT Center for Civic Media

Over the last five years, hundreds of researchers, journalists, activists, and scholars from a variety of fields have come together at Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, under the direction of Lawrence Lessig, to investigate, map, and find solutions for institutional corruption around the world. After five years of research and reporting, we need your help in translating this work from the academic sphere into usable tools for the public.

Join us for a two-day, multidisciplinary hackathon to build tools to address the systemic, legal corruption that is weakening our public institutions around the world.

Help us solve problems of institutional corruption in areas such as government, law, medicine, public health, academia, finance, and economics. Participants with the best projects will be invited to present at the Ending Institutional Corruption Conference at Harvard Law School on May 2.
Friday, March 27, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 pm: Panel Discussion
7:30 - 9:00 pm: Social

Saturday, March 28, 2015
9:00 - 9:30 am: Breakfast and Registration
9:30 - 11:00 am: Orientation and Team Formation
11:00 am - 6:00 pm: Hackathon

Sunday, March 29, 2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Hackathon
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Project Presentations and Judging


MIT Media Lab
Building E14
Third Floor Atrium
75 Amherst Street
Cambridge, MA

Free and open to the public. For more information, see the hackathon webpage.

Click here for a full listing of this year's events at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.
Call 617-495-1336 for more information or email us.