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Are you passionate about technology for the protection of human rights? Are you interested in the use, analysis and visualization of data? Do you know how to design, communicate, and have an innovative spirit? If the answer is "yes!" and you over 18 years old, the DataJam Pasos Libres is for you!

The DataJam Pasos Libres 2020 is the third version of the first technological innovation competition on human trafficking in Latin America, created by Pasos Libres and IBM in 2018. This year, the event will be held online, bringing together more young innovators, experts and partners than ever before. Besides, the initiative seeks to collaborate with the winning teams to promote the development of the proposed solutions and data cases in the Traffik Analysis Hub ecosystem: the most advanced technological solution in the counter-trafficking field in the world.

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+150 participants from Colombia and the world

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+15 international mentors from different sectors

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Opportunity to develop solutions in the Traffik Analysis Hub

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USD 3000 in prizes

Fundación Pasos Libres
 
 
Traffik Analysis Hub
 
 
Challenge 1
 
 
Challenge 2
 
 
Challenge 3
 
 
Fundación Pasos Libres

Fundación Pasos Libres is a 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.

Pasos Libres
Traffik Analysis Hub

Traffik Analysis Hub (TA Hub) is the first ever global data hub to facilitate the sharing of information about human trafficking across all industries and sectors using advanced cognitive technologies developed by IBM. Some members and founders of this initiative include Stop the Traffik, IBM, Western Union, Barclays, Interpol and Pasos Libres.

Traffik Analysis Hub
Predictive Models

Solutions that provide new insights into the relationship between human trafficking, socio-economic factors, and phenomena such as money laundering, migration, Covid-19, natural disasters and major events.

NLU Approaches

Solutions to consistently and uniformly process, classify, transform, and translate large volumes of data, such as press releases, court rulings, business reports, and victim statements.

Secure data sharing

Solutions to address the issue of encrypting, storing and sharing sensitive personal data to allow investigation focused organizations to use the data for disruption of human trafficking.

Agenda

Friday
28/08
Training sessions
Training 1: Human trafficking
Training 2: IBM Technology
Saturday
29/08
Welcome

Competition guidelines
Speakers
1. Office of the Attorney General
2. Traffik Analysis Hub
3. Financial industry
Workshop 1 Design Thinking
Solution development
Sunday
30/08
Guidelines GitHub


Speakers
4. Mobile industry
5. Nonprofit organizations
Workshop 2 Pitch
Solution development
Mon
31/08
Tue
01/09
Wed
02/09
Thu
03/09
Fri
04/09
Solution development

Four easy steps to be part of the DataJam Pasos Libres 2020

1

Form your team

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

2

Register

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

3

Get ready

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

4

Compete

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

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Frequent asked questions

What is the DataJam Pasos Libres like?

The DataJam Pasos Libres is an 8-day online competition in which 150 participants from all over Colombia and the world will develop solutions based on data and data use cases to identify human trafficking patterns, networks and hotspots. 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, August 28th and end on Friday, September 4th. The agenda includes talks, workshops and mentoring.

What tools do I need to compete?

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.

Who can participate?

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.

Are there prizes?

Of course! The team that occupies the first place will get $ 4,000,000 (COP) in cash plus 1-year Platzi Expert Plans for each of the team members. Second and third place will receive Platzi Basic Plans for one month. All participants will obtain a certificate of participation.

*The cash and in-kind prizes apply only to participants in Latin America.

How do I register?

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 Pasos Libres' organizers will accept 150 participants (between 30 and 37 teams). The teams selected to participate will be announced on Sunday, August 23.

Is the registration free?

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

Do you have more questions?
Please send them to tech@fundacionpasoslibres.org

The DataJam Pasos Libres
is an initiative of:

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.

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.

Supported by

Traffik Analysis Hub

The Traffik Analysis Hub (TA Hub) is the first ever global data hub to facilitate the sharing of information about human trafficking across all industries and sectors. It is an impactful collaboration that includes financial institutions, NGOs, law enforcement and government agencies.

Movistar

Movistar is a technology company that drives the country's digital economy; its services focus on the business of connectivity and telephony, as well as cutting-edge digital solutions for companies and corporations.

Platzi

Platzi is an effective education platform that teaches people their potential to build the future with relevant, accessible, innovative and inspiring tools and content.

Western Union

Western Union is the world's largest international money transfer service provider. With more than 135 years of experience, the company offers its services in approximately 510,000 locations in 200 countries.

Traffik Analysis Hub

STOP THE TRAFFIK (STT) is creating a world where people are not bought or sold. It is a data and technology driven company working to prevent global human trafficking and exploitation.

Fiscalía General de la Nación

The Office of the Attorney General of the Nation is an entity of the judicial branch of the public power in Colombia with complete administrative and budgetary autonomy. Its function is aimed at providing citizens with a comprehensive and effective administration of justice.

Ideas Disruptivas contra el crimen organizado - Colombia

The Think Tank of Disruptive Ideas against Organized Crime is an initiative of the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation that brings together institutions and academic experts in applied research to exchange ideas for the containment of criminal phenomena.

One Young World

One Young World identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership.

 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.

The Future Society

The Future Society (TFS) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit think-and-do tank working on advancing the responsible adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies for the benefit of humanity. TFS co-leads Project AIMS (AI against Modern Slavery) together with Walk Free.

Walk Free - Minderoo Foundation

Minderoo Foundation's Walk Free Initiative is an international human rights organisation working to end modern slavery globally within our generation, and the producer of the world's leading dataset on measuring and understanding slavery working on systems change through government, business, and faith.

Find out the 2018 and 2019 versions

Developers working during last year’s DataJam
IBMers from last year’s event
Winner team from past event receiving prize
Participants working on past event
One of the teams from 2018 event
Developers working during last year’s DataJam