Peacehack 2016: Amazing things happen when you hack against hate

As featured in The Memo, 24th August 2016

By Kitty Knowles

bird peaceLondon Peacehack tackles hate speech & Islamophobia.

Today there are an abundance of tools to make our lives better: Slack for work, Olio for food, Mondo for money.But what about software that makes the world a better place? An app that promotes peace?

Peacehacks hits London

Next month Peacehack 2016 is coming to Google Campus in London, with the aim to take on hate speech.

Organised by the charity International Alert, technologists, designers, developers and peacebuilding experts will join forces to challenge the Islamophobia faced by Muslims in the UK – and beyond.

Part of the annual Talking Peace Festival, the hackathon will run across a full weekend and will be judged by a panel including award-winning technology entrepreneur Sue Black.

“Peacehacks are a way for people who are interested in technology to come together and find solutions that can make a real difference,” says Dan Marsh, International Alert’s Head of Technology.

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