Mayor Baraka will hold the Women’s Safety Hack Newark Judging tomorrow, Wednesday, March 8, at 11 am, at Nan Tech World, located at the 400 Hawthorne Avenue.
Launched in November 2016, the groundbreaking Women’s Safety Hackathon gave entrants three months to create a technology that will improve safety for women in Newark. Submissions were collected through the internet with a formal show-and-tell tomorrow. Competitors will demonstrate their apps before the judging panel at the event. Four “use cases” will be presented at the announcement: Safety on the Street; Domestic Violence; Teen Dating; and Evidence Collection.
The winning entrant will receive $15,000 to build out their prototype for deployment on June 1, 2017, and then $35,000 to maintain the system for one year. The competition was open to entrants nationwide.
The Hackathon is being conducted in conjunction with the Department of Health and Community Wellness and the Department of Public Safety. The local tech community will be invited to the event for a conversation with the Mayor and a panel of distinguished judges.