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Yoti calls for charities to join its Hack Day

Yoti, the identity checking system that allows organisations to verify who people are, online and in person, has announced details of a Hack Day for charities.

The event, which takes place on 7 February at Founders and Coders in London, will explore non-profit uses of the platform.

Yoti is committed to using its identity checking system as a force for good and the company has made the platform free-of-charge for individuals and charities to use. However the company says that, through its work for charities, finding resource to build or use new technology can be especially challenging – something it hopes to help with at the early February event.

The programme of activity will be as follows:

Hack day: Tuesday 7 February, 10am-6pm
Yoti’s friends at Founders&Coders will facilitate participating charities through a series of talks and workshops to transform their challenges with ID into solutions. They’ll then help participants to shape their ideas into app designs.

Pitch day: Friday 10 February, 3pm (TBC)
On Wednesday and Thursday, Founders&Coders will have been beavering away to mock-up the most promising ideas from the Design day. At the Pitch day, the shortlisted charities and their development teams will get a chance to pitch these prototypes for big prizes.

Grand prize
A development team for four weeks to turn your prototype into a viable product.

Yoti is looking for non-profits where existing methods for identifying or verifying who someone is are unreliable, unsafe or inefficient. It adds that it’s anticipating that volunteer checking, online safeguarding and membership management will feature – although they’d also love to hear about use cases they haven’t yet come across.

If you’re interested in taking part please fill out the very short expression of interest form.

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