T&S Hackathon: Safety by Design

Trust and Safety Hackathon for Safety by Design

The Trust & Safety Hackathon team, supported by Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, is hosting a virtual hackathon to improve adoption and coverage of Safety by Design. To participate, you must apply and be accepted into the program.


The hackathon is free to participate in and will take place at the below times:

  • Welcome & Overview [April 22 @ 2-3pm PT / 5-6pm ET / 10-11pm BST / 7-8am AEST (April 23)]
  • 24-Hour Small Group Work [April 22 @ 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm BST / 8am AEST (April 23)]
  • Final Presentations & Awards [April 23 @ 2-4pm PT / 5-7pm ET / 10-12pm BST / 7-9am AEST (April 24)]


The T&S Hackathon will be focused on answering the following question: “How can we evolve and increase adoption of Safety by Design?”

To answer this question, all participants will self-select into 1 of 3 groups:

  • Safety by Design Evolution – how can Safety by Design evolve to cover emerging tech and threats like AI? What changes need to be made?
  • Safety by Design Implementation – how can we make it easier for organizations to adopt Safety by Design? What’s working? What are the roadblocks?
  • Safety by Design Awareness – how can increase awareness of Safety by Design globally? What are creative ways to improve awareness and adoption?


Once you submit your application and it is reviewed by the organizers, you will be placed into an appropriate group. We will do our best to accommodate both your timezone needs and group preference. Each group will have 24 hours to brainstorm and develop a solution that answers the prompt. Each group can work in any way they choose (Zoom, Discord, Email, WhatsApp, as much synchronous vs asynchronous as desired, etc.) A single member of the each small group will present the group’s solution live on Zoom (all members are welcome to attend, but there will be one presenter per group). Judges will review and select the top solutions.
The Hackathon operates under Chatham House Rule, is off-the-record, and all participants are acting as private individuals. See the Code of Conduct for more information. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide financial assistance at this time.
Applications must be submitted by EOD Wednesday April 17, 2024. You will be notified of your acceptance on a rolling basis.
Questions? Please visit our LinkedIn page or email hello@tshackathon.org anytime. 

This T&S Hackathon focused on identifying solutions that answer the following question:

How can we evolve and increase adoption of Safety by Design?

About the T&S Hackathon

The T&S Hackathon is a volunteer-driven program bringing together passionate individuals around the world for the purpose of protecting users no matter where they roam online. Participants take part as a private individual. Any statements, ideas, and views are their own and do not represent a company or organization. The T&S Hackathon is off the record. Participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. The T&S Hackathon is for sharing ideas, trends, and non-proprietary information. Sharing anything confidential or similar is strictly forbidden. All participants agree to a code of conduct and a set of values set forth by the organizers. These include diversity, equity, inclusion, courage, curiosity, and fun.

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