Over the past couple of days Disruptor’s Handbook has been supporting Vibewire’s Hack for Domestic Violence
(#hack4dv), where teams of inspiring individuals have been doing what they can to help address the scourge of domestic violence in Australia.
While all projects presented at #hack4dv were impressive, the winners of the hackathon included:
- Fourth prize - Indivisible - Augmented Reality service to help kids learn about and prevent domestic violence
- Third prize - Safe Space - A service to help people share stories about their experiences of domestic violence
- Second prize - DV Detect - A service to help identify and support victims of domestic violence
- First prize - ManBot - An artificial intelligence oriented solution to help detect potential cases of domestic violence
The projects built at #hack4dv are an important contribution to changing cultural attitudes, even through the vector of reporting and safety systems for victims of domestic violence. And they represent a chance for the tech community - with its own problems in the way it treats women
- to lead the way in building safe, tolerant and supportive domestic environments.