Datajam Pasos Libres Innovation Competition 2020 on Human Trafficking in Latin America | APPLY NOW

Applications are now open for the Datajam Pasos Libres Innovation Competition 2020. The Datajam Pasos Libres Innovation Competition 2020 is an 8-day online competition in which 150 participants from all over Columbia and the world will attain solutions based on data and data use cause to recognize human trafficking patterns, networks, and hotspots in Latin America. The event will be held online this year, more young innovators, experts, and partners will be brought together.

Datajam Pasos Libres Innovation Competition 2020 on Human Trafficking in Latin America | APPLY NOW

Also, the initiative aims to partner with the winning team to promote the development of the proposed solutions and data cases in the Traffic Analysis Hub ecosystem: the most advanced technological solution in the counter-trafficking field in the world. The competition will begin on Friday, August 28, and end on Friday, September 4.

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Prizes

  • The team that gets the first position will get a monetary prize of $400,000(COP) in cash plus one-year Platzi expert plans for each of the team members.
  • The second and third positions will receive Platzi for one month.
  • All participants for the Datajam Pasos Libres Innovation Competition 2020 will receive a certificate of participation.

Eligibility

  • The Datajam Pasos Libres Innovation Competition 2020 is open to all undergraduates, graduates, technicians, and professionals with knowledge in the development of technological solutions, data analysis, design, marketing business, and finance as well as human trafficking, human rights, crime prevention, justice, care to victims and so on.
  • Undergraduate students must be studying at least the year or semester that represents 60% of their career.
  • All applicants must be 18 years old and above.
  • Participants must create an interdisciplinary work team with a minimum of four and a maximum of five members. Also, each team must have at least one data scientist, programmer, or developer.
  • All participants must have a computer with requirements (hardware and software) with access to the Internet. There will be the provision of access to IBM technologies, digital tools for collaborative work, and communication.

Application

Applicants must register their team by completing the registration form. A confirmation will be sent if they’re selected. Applicants are required to study the training material on Human trafficking and data, then investigate and experience alternatives to innovation. Applicants are asked to develop their solution and data use during the eight days of competition.

Applicants can visit the official website for further questions on how to complete the application process.

Application deadline

All applicants for the Datajam Pasos Libres Innovation Competition 2020 are advised to submit their application on or before August 21, 2020. Applications submitted after the stipulated deadline will not be attended to.

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