Project 'Open Legal Data' wins faculty4makers Challenge 2017/18

The project openlegaldata.io founded by our doctoral researcher Malte Schwarzer has won the 1st price of this year’s faculty4makers challenge.

The project openlegaldata.io founded by our group member (doctoral researcher) Malte Schwarzer has won the 1st price of this year’s faculty4makers challenge. The competition was organized by Technische Universität Berlin for DIY-projects that students carry out in their spare time outside of the university. Students were encouraged to present their technical, engineering or scientific initiative, and demonstrate their creativity and scientific know-how for topics related to electrical engineering and computer science.

Malte and his co-founder Saskia Ostendorf founded the project openlegaldata.io to promote and provide free access to legal data, such as legislation and jurisdiction. Following the principles of the open data movement, openlegaldata.io aims to increase the transparency of the justice system with the help of open data. For more information, visit the project website or have a look at the project’s source code on GitHub.