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Online Anti-Discrimination Hackathon

Develop the future of equal opportunities in the labor market

October 30 2020 till November 1 2020

This is the problem, together we will solve it!

Develop a solution or method that helps organizations prevent biases that lead to discrimination on the basis of gender in the collection and labeling of data used by automated system processes for the purposes of assessing and selecting candidates.

Discrimination remains a common problem in the labor market. In the future, companies will be required by law to pursue a policy for promoting equal opportunities within recruitment and candidate selection.

As this equal opportunities standard applies to all organizations in the Netherlands, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Inspectorate Social Affairs and Employment, and the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations, are organizing this hackathon to shine a spotlight on gender discrimination within data-driven recruitment technology by inviting experts in tech, legal, policy, science, and entrepreneurship to find new solutions to make the labor market discrimination-free.

You will not only experience the excitement and pressure of a hackathon, but you will also meet awesome new people with different backgrounds and witness what you and your team can build in two days. There are mentors and experts to guide you along the way and help you learn more about methodologies, such as design thinking and lean start-up.

Also, great news when it comes to cooking. You don’t have to think about food & beverages. We know how important this is and we do take care of this. Healthy snacks, michelin star dishes (or pizza) and energizing bars are coming your way. We do make sure the hackathon experience comes to your home.

Do you want to make a difference and be part of the solution of gender discrimination within the recruitment and selection industry? Sign up now!

02 Hackathon event

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a competition in which teams work together to build and design solutions for a problem or challenge in a very limited time. This hackathon lasts two days and we spoil you with a great program and hotel stay. After this time the various solutions will be presented to a leading jury and the best solution(s) will win a prize.

03 We need you

We Are Looking For



€ 5000,- Winner
€ 2500,- Runner-up
An opportunity for an incubation program with the Government of the Netherlands will also be given to the winner and runner-up.


Friday October 30
Time Event Time & event
16:30 16:45 Welcome by HackathonFactory
16:45 17:45 Online workshop “No one is free from bias, including yourself” by Raisa Ghazi
17:45 18:30 Introduction about the digital workplace, exercise ‘get to know you team & set the goals’ and informal digital drinks with mentors & team members
Saturday October 31
Time Event Time & event
09:00 09:30 Plenary kick-off
09:30 11:30 Start Hackathon with empathize
11:30 12:00 Mentor session
12:00 13:00 Lunchbreak
13:00 14:00 Define: pinpoint your focus
14:00 14:30 Mentor session
14:30 15:15 Interactive round table I with experts
15:15 15:30 Break
15:30 16:15 Interactive round table II with experts
16:15 17:45 Ideation: part I
17:45 18:00 Plenary round-up
18:00 19:00 Dinner
19:00 21:00 Optional: 1-on-1 mentor/expert sessions
Sunday November 1
Time Event Time & event
09:30 09:45 Plenary kick-off
09:45 10:00 Mentor session
10:00 12:00 Prototype your solution
12:00 13:00 Lunchbreak
13:00 13:30 Pitchworkshop by Marco Pesch
13:30 14:30 Finalize prototype and prepare pitch
14:30 15:00 Record your pitch
15:00 15:30 Break
15:30 16:45 Semi-final + voting
16:45 17:30 Final
17:30 18:00 Announcement winner
Mentors are available throughout the day. They are there to help you, guide you and make this event worth coming with high energy and interesting conversations.

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