LGBTQIA+ Employee Diversity - Virtual Hackathon

Due to the cancellation of Brighton Pride 2020, we will be conducting this hackathon virtually. #pride #diversity #lgbtq

GDPR, employee record-keeping and employee diversity. TH.0 is embracing the LGBTQIA+ community by hosting anBrioght Prde Virtual Hackathon!

Become an ally and join us as we hack to lead the charge to foster a culture of acceptance and belonging by eradicating employee discrimination in the workplace.

The Challenge: 1. Use your creativity and skill to build and produce an impactful solution of GDPR specifically how data is stored with regards to LGBTQIA+ with the emphasis on trans persons record keeping. Or 2. This hackathon is designed to encourage LGBTQIA+ to find better opportunities for employment by organisations fostering and creating an open and welcoming workplace for all.

Our Calling: We call on you to invest your CSR allocation to brainstorm, plan, develop, finish up and submit solutions that will build and empower LGBTQIA+ professionals by putting gender-responsive innovations at the centre stage. Join us to discover and create solutions to problems that empowers LGBTQIA+ professional standing within the workplace and help us to promote all year round quality and inclusion.

How to Enter: Registration is now open and closes 26th August 2020. Digital marketing and event packs will be issued to corporate registrations so that you can promote your involvement as well as recruit internal company team members.

Hackathon Rules: Details of the Hackathon, along with three challenge briefs will be made available the day before the event to ensure a level playing field for all participants! You will also receive all channel and mentor information in an email 48 hrs before the event. In the meantime we’d love the opportunity to engage with you and get to know you better! Learn more about TH.0 and get involved with our work through our social channels.

Signing Up: The event is open to: UX Designers, Developers, Product Owners, Marketers, Programmers, Sales Executives, HR professionals and many more are welcomed to join. The aim is to have multi-functional teams of 5 to 8, working together as actual product teams.

Event Details/Agenda: Start & Finish: The event will begin on Friday 28th August 2020 at 19.00hrs BST and run until 16.00hrs BST Sunday 30th August 2020

Kick-Off: We will begin by hosting a Virtual Networking Evening to allow participants to find out about one another. This will be followed by a 10-minute Q&A session. After which, the team at TH.0 will kick off with a live online presentation briefly explaining what we’re all about and give you some inspiration for challenges you will work on.

Teams: You will be working in teams of 5-8 people. As mentioned, the aim is to build solutions as teams, so make sure everyone in your team can contribute in a way that allows you to present a complete solution/product at the end of the day.

Suggested Team Roles: Ideation person. Designer. Developer. Domain Expert. Business Expert. Marketing Guru.

Challenge: Choose one of our three challenge that specifically excites team; be creative, innovative and put yourself in the shoes of your target audience to give them the best experience possible!

Presentation: Every team will present the hack they’ve built with a demo (if time allows) the same afternoon in the last hour of the event. The TH.0 team along with their judging panel will ask questions on solutions and products and at the end of the day, decide on the winning team.

Winners: The winning team will have an original idea, that’s both innovative and customer-focused, as well as well-executed.

Logistics: All you need is your laptop!

Prizes: £3000 for the winning team and £1000 for the team that comes second. All participants will receive a Brighton Pride 2020 goodie bag! The winning idea will be put forward to our sponsors for them to develop further. So join us for the purpose of connecting, networking, empowering each other and having lots of fun along the way. The prize lies in the unique and collaborative experience!

Judging Criteria: Quality of the Idea(Includes creativity and originality of the idea) Implementation of the Idea(Includes how well the idea was executed by the presenter) Potential Impact(Includes the extent to which the solution can be widely adopted)

FAQs Have a few questions? Check out For Companies – Why Should You Attend? In keeping with the spirit of the time, the demand for professionals with excellent digital skills, industry-relevant aptitude, business-critical soft-skills, and core behavioral competencies such as collaboration, communication, openness to diversity, ethical propensity, and problem solving is at its peak. How, then, to identify, onboard, and retain the perfect talent?

Watch them in action in a super competitive and collaborative setting! Research shows that companies with greater gender, racial, and ethnic diversity have higher financial returns. Diverse companies benefit from 30% higher revenue per employee than less diverse companies, according to a report from Bersin by Deloitte. Not surprisingly, diversity drives the innovation that is so crucial to keeping up with today’s constantly changing digital world.

The innovative setting of a hackathon delivers greater insights to companies that are recruiting regarding the behavioral performance, cultural fitness, and practical skills of candidates in real-time, something that would not be possible in a traditional interview setting, plus it gives you access to a diverse talent pool.

A number of our existing employees have adopted hackathons as their setup-of-choice for driving recruitment and benefited massively from the superior talent discovered at our events.

What’s in it for you?
Crowd-source ideas on product innovation Create a strong employer brand Hire diverse talent – all at the same time! If you’d like to become a part of this event to scout for new interns/employees or even set up your own challenge within the hackathon, send us an email at and we will get back to you promptly with more details.

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