The Problem:

Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that enslaves nearly 21 million people around the world. Reliable data remains a major challenge at the heart of anti-human trafficking efforts. Lack of data = lack of issue legitimacy, data-informed solutions, and public awareness.

The Solution:

Our inaugural ATHackathon will create innovative tools to track and analyze data related to trafficking. We are looking to the community to make a concerted effort towards solving a global and local issue. Incredible innovation towards social good can manifest with the combined knowledge and wisdom of activists and technologists.

 ATHackathon Objectives:

  • Bring together 100+ diverse participants to pitch and create tools to track and analyze data related to trafficking.
  • Increase awareness of human trafficking issues within the tech community.
  • Build connections across the tech and social justice communities to foster ongoing collaboration.


Friday, April 29, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 8:00 PM (PDT) - Add to Calendar


Microsoft Reactor - 680 Folsom St -Suite 145, San Francisco, CA 94107 - View Map



ATHack! (pronounced "attack") is a group of activists and technologists sourcing new and innovative data-driven ideas to solve major social issues.  Our inaugural hackathon is focused on developing tools and solutions that will support anti-human trafficking efforts.


All are welcome to attend: Activists, Technologists, Coders, Designers, Survivors, Healthcare Providers, Law Enforcement, Policy Makers, NGOs, and the General Public. 

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Crowd Favorite

This ATHackathon is non-competitive and meant to serve the community. We are fostering collaboration between all teams.

There will be a crowd favorite voted on by all teams present.

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Judges to be announced soon. For more information:

Judges to be announced soon. For more information:

Judging Criteria

  • Feasiblity
    Is the project sustainable within the unique context of the organization(s) or effort(s) it is aiming to support? Can it actually function and thrive in terms of technology, process, and execution?
  • Innovation
    Is the project solution creatively and effectively address the project problem?
  • Impact
    How does the project make an impact and to whom? How wide and important is the impact?
  • Design
    Is the project well-thought out and designed?
  • Thoughtfulness/Thorough Consideration
    Has the team considered the pros/cons of their proposed solution? Have they considered the potential negative and unintended consequences? What are their plans for mitigation?

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