The Stanford Center For Legal Informatics (CodeX)
INTERNATIONAL LEGISLATION UNHACKATHON: TRANSFORMING GOVERNMENT
Location: Swig Room 256 in the Stanford Law Library
The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics is hosting a chapter of the International Legislation Unhackathon.
During the event participants from all over the globe will gather in groups and “mark up” existing laws into an XML format based on an international standard.
Tools and technologies such as the ones that will be used at the unhackathon have tremendeous potential to promote transparency, accountability, democratic participation, and good governance.
This is a great opportunity to learn about how technology is influencing law. No technical expertise is required to attend*. However, people who have technical expertise are encouraged to attend and build upon the easy tools that will be used during the unhackathon.
Some of the key areas of focus for this event will be constitutions, privacy and open government Laws. Participants can choose to work on other areas of law too.
In addition to Stanford, local events are being organized at UCHastings, in Denver, CO and in Italy.
*But please be sure to bring your laptop
AGENDA (May 19th 2012)
11:30 - 12:30 Registration and Lunch (*11:30AM is the official start time)
12:30 - 1:00 Ignite Speech
1:00 - 1:15 Brief tutorial to explain XML standard and how marking up works
1:15 - 1:30 Brainstorm on areas of the law to mark up
1:00 - 6:00 Unhackathon madness
6:00 - Post-unhackathon cooldown
For more information on the event taking place at Stanford Law School, contact Pieter Gunst via Twitter or the "Contact the Host" button on this page.
Share your thoughts here or on the Wiki we have set up for the occasion:
ADDITIONAL LINKS AND INFORMATION
· Legex Info (Grant Vergottini’s blog describing background info for the event)
When & Where
The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics
CodeX is a multidisciplinary laboratory operated by Stanford University.
CodeX's primary mission is to explore ways in which information technology can be used to enhance the quality and efficiency of our legal system. Our goal is "legal technology" that empowers all parties in our legal system.
For more information, contact Pieter Gunst by clicking "contact the Host".