LGBTQIA+ Employee Diversity Hackathon – Brighton Pride 2019

GDPR and employee record keeping for Transgender. #Pride #Diversity #LGBTQ

Talent Hack is embracing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community by hosting an Employee Diversity Hackathon during Brighton Pride week!

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:

Use your creativity and skill to build and produce impactful solution of GDPR specifically how data is stored with regards to LGBTQ+ with the emphasis on trans persons record keeping.

This hackathon is designed to encourage LGBTQ+ to find better opportunities for employment by organisations fostering and creating a open and welcoming workplace for all.

Speak to your line manager and HR Department and ask them to promote your company involvement in our LGBTQ+ Employee Diversity Hackathon!

The Target:

Details relating to an employee’s gender transition or their transgender falls within a “special category of personal data” under the General Data Protection Regulation, which came into force on 25 May 2018. Employers have a duty to keep records accurate, therefore it is important to ensure that if an employee undergoes gender transition, that their records are updated with their new gender and new name (if applicable) as soon as possible.

We are encouraging employers to continuously review how such data is processed to ensure transition is as smooth as possible.

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 LGBTQ+ professionals by putting gender-responsive innovations at the centre stage.

Join us to discover and create solutions to problems that empowers LGBTQ+ 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 28th July 2019. To validate your entry please fill out this form and you will receive a welcome email with all the details on what to expect and the resources you need to be ready to go on the day of the event. We will also provide you with a digital marketing pack so that you can promote your involvement as well as recruit internal company team members.

Hackathon Rules:

Details of the Hackathon, along with the three challenges 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 mean time we’d love the opportunity to engage with you and get to know you better! Learn more about Talent Hack and get involved with our work through our social channels on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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 4 to 6, working together as actual product teams.

Once your teams are formed, register your team here(form)/email us the names of your team member and organisation at Note: You can register more than one team per company.

Event Details/Agenda:

Start & Finish: The event will begin on Wednesday 30th July at 18.00hrs BST for introduction, drinks and networking and run until 14.00hrs BST Friday 2nd August (giving you plenty of time to get started on the weekend!)

Kick-Off: The team at Talent Hack will kick off with a 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 4-6 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 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 as well as tickets for team member to the Brighton Pride weekend! £1000 for the team that comes second. All participants will receive a Brighton Pride 2019 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)