“What I enjoy most about Le Hackies,” DC Legal Hackers organizer Rebecca Williams told Technical.ly, “is that it brings together many law, tech, and law/tech organizations that are all doing great things in D.C., but might not necessarily know each other.”
And that’s precisely what Williams and her co-organizers did on Wednesday night.
Taking over The Loft at 600 F for the second year in a row, the legal hacking community convened for an event that promised to be “part awards show, part new years party, all #legalhack.”
Here’s who was honored:
Company of the Year
- YouTube (Google) for its Fair Use Protection Program.
Organization of the Year
- The Open Technology Institute for its tech policy advocacy and launching TechCongress.
Legal Hacker of the Year
- Kirsten Gullickson, who works in the Office of the Clerk, was given the award for her work improving access to Congressional data.
Top 10 Legal Hacks of the Year
- Clean Slate
- DC Council Modern Codification
- Footnote Citation Analyzer
- GitHub Licensing
- SCOTUS diffs
- NYT Clerk
— DC Legal Hackers (@DCLegalHackers) January 7, 2016
You can explore all of the winning hacks via the links above.
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