DataJam Against Exploitation

The DataJam Against Exploitation is a technological innovation competition that seeks to increase public awareness of human trafficking, improve participants' technical and substantive capabilities, and enhance collaboration among interdisciplinary sectors in Canada.

Challenges

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Protect those most vulnerable to human trafficking
Solutions that provide new insights into human trafficking of Indigenous, Northern and remote communities, LGBTQI+, or vulnerable youth to raise awareness, detect, and prosecute crime against these communities.
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Prevent online exploitation
Solutions to identify, prevent and prosecute youth and child exploitation online, most notably in social media and online gaming platforms.
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Disrupt human trafficking patterns
Solutions exploring the relationship between human trafficking and socioeconomic factors, migration, COVID-19, natural disasters, or major events to identify trafficking patterns, networks and hotspots

Agenda

10:30 – 12:00 (EST)

Introduction to Trafficking in Persons and Trafficking in the Internet (French)

Presentation

12:00 – 13:30

Class on IBM Technology (French)

Presentation

13:30 – 14:30

Break

14:30 – 16:00

Introduction to Trafficking in Persons and Trafficking in the Internet (English)

Presentation

16:00 – 17:30

Class on IBM Technology (English)

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Feeling inspired?
Form your team and register now! Be part of the solution to help address human trafficking in Canada.

Four easy steps to participate

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Form a multidisciplinary team of 4 to 5 participants. Each team must have at least one data scientist, programmer or developer.

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Register your team by completing the registration form through the link on this website. Remember to wait for the confirmation of your selection.

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Study the training material on Human Trafficking and Data, then investigate and explore alternatives to innovative solve the competition's challenges.

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Develop your solution and data use case during the eleven days of competition. Your team will have access to expert talks, workshops and mentoring.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • It is a 11-day online competition in which 200 participants from all over Canada will develop data-based solutions to combat human trafficking. It seeks to increase public awareness of human trafficking, improve participants'   technical and substantive capabilities, and enhance collaboration among interdisciplinary sectors.

    Participating teams will have access to expert mentoring and IBM technologies that will enhance their ability to overcome the proposed challenge.

    The competition will start on Friday, May 7th and end on Sunday, May 17th. The agenda includes talks, case-studies, workshops and mentoring.

  • Undergraduate, graduate, 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, among other related areas. The undergraduate students must be studying at least the year or semester that represents 60% of their career. All participants must be over 18 years old.

  • You can register your team by completing the registration form on this website. To register, you must form an interdisciplinary work team, with a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of five (5) members. Each team must have at least one data scientist, programmer or developer.

    The DataJam Against Exploitation organizers will accept 200 participants (between 40 and 50 teams). The teams selected to participate will be announced on Tuesday, April 27.

  • Each participant must have a computer with the requirements (hardware and software) they consider necessary plus Internet access. The organizers of the event will provide access to IBM technologies, digital tools for collaborative work, and communication, as well as the data sets necessary for the development of the competition. Participants will be able to collect, create and use their own data sets and any other tool or material they consider necessary.

  • Of course! The team that occupies first place will get $ 1,000 (CAD) in cash while the second and the third $500 (CAD). All participants will obtain a certificate of participation.

  • Yes. Registration is free. However, remember that places are limited. If your team is selected, their commitment will be to actively participate during the eleven days of the competition and develop an innovative solution that helps stop human trafficking using the power of data and technology.

Do you have more questions? Please send them to info@cipc-icpc.org

Partners

IBM

IBM is the leading cloud and cognitive solutions company that leverages the power of innovation, data and experience to improve business and make progress in society.

UNODC

UNODC is the agency responsible for promoting the fight against illicit drugs and international organized crime and assists States in their efforts to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons according to international standards and global expertise.

Fundación Pasos Libres

Fundación Pasos Libres is a Colombian not-for-profit organization that seeks to revolutionize the way to prevent and disrupt human trafficking through the design, development, and implementation of innovative strategies, methodologies, and technologies.

International Centre for the Prevention of Crime

ICPC is an international non-governmental organization based in Montreal whose mission is to support the development and implementation of practical and effective policies, programs, and projects designed to reduce crime and delinquency in communities, cities, and other geographic units and reinforce a sense of safety.