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Hackathon Before TIG - Legal Services Innovation


San Antonio CC-BY Corey LeopoldHere in San Antonio a day before the 2017 Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference  TIG 33 people, 25 of them on site, have gathered for the first TIG Hackathon.  This hackathon was originally focused on Drupal, but there was so much excitement about getting together before the conference that about half the project are broader in focus. This one-day event has programmers, UX designers, system admins and technology leaders working on teams to improve.


Project teams:


Open Grant Standards, a data standard for streamlining grant reporting and strategic planning.


Write Clearly Google App for using Write Clearly during content creation.


Knowledge Management within Drupal for creating brief banks, sample pleadings, and other commonly used legal resources.


AI machine learning tool called Houston.AI that takes case data and uses it to identify legal problems and solutions


Legal Check Up, a tool for helping individual identify their legal issues and available resources.

The best part about this hackathon is that all the teams have representatives from legal services organizations, many of these project have home to continue the work after the hackathon.