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The lowdown on Legal Hackathon Miami

This event is an experiment in combining the standard hackathon format with Lean-style customer development, with the goal being finding products worth building, rather than simply building products. We will be bringing in legal professionals throughout the 2-day event, as an opportunity to explore their painpoints and collaboratively design solutions for problems they encounter in their day-to-day operations.

The lowdown:

Legal Hackathon Miami

Location: Pipeline Brickell, 1101 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida

Date: May 10-11, 2013

Hours: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm to Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 9 pm

Primary Organizers: Lalchandani Simon PL, New Frontier Nomads, LLC, Pipeline Brickell and AT&T

Sponsors: Boalt.com, Vivid InfoTech USA, Roho Cuban Coffee Company, Porketta, and Pizzarium.

Concept: The inspiration behind the LHM is to bring together lawyers and legal professionals on the one hand, and technology professionals on the other, to develop applications that will benefit the legal profession. LHM teams will be made up of legal professionals, programmers, and designers. LHM demonstrates that Miami’s technology community has grown from a hodge-podge of technology enthusiasts to a comprehensive development presence that can focus its innovative creations on sector specific problems.

Prizes: Knight Foundation’s $5000 prize for best legal application, $200 to $500 in gift cards for other participants.

Ancillary activities: Networking events on each day – opening reception, Saturday lunch, Saturday networking event and judging.

Judges:

Juan Pablo Capello – Lawyer at Greenberg Traurig and Entrepreneur

Anton Diego – CEO EveryMundo

Benoit Wirz – Director of Business Consulting at the Knight Foundation

Kubs Lalchandani – Founding Partner Lalchandani Simon PL and Entrepreneur

Cost: free

To sign up: http://mobileappjdmia.eventbrite.com/

More info: https://www.facebook.com/LegalHackathonMiami

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