Teaming up with Major League Hacking means we have the opportunity to witness the kind of creativity and innovation that can only come from enthusiastic young people. We’re proud to share that so far this spring, approximately 1500 students have signed the Hack Harassment pledge at MLH hackathons across the country.
Join us in helping to keep the internet a safe and inclusive space by taking the Hack Harassment pledge today! Just keep scrolling to learn more about our favorite Hack Harassment projects from MLH events, you won’t want to miss this!
MLH #HackHarassment Project Highlights:
Project: Second Guess – Second Guess is a Chrome extension that monitors your brain waves in order to detect when you may be in danger of making an impulsive decision. It uses the Muse Headband to track your reckless tendencies through your likelihood to possess emotions such as anger, stress, and anxiety, and warns you if you are typing something that you should be cautious.
Team: David Shustin & Anthony
Why We Like It: We know that not every instance of online harassment was premeditated. Sometimes, in the heat of the moment, an individual loses their cool. Second Guess is here to help remedy that and use technology in brain wave detection to interject before a negative impulsive reaction is triggered. Brilliant!
Project: Fowler – Inspired by the recent reports of harassment at Uber, it’s a SlackBot that uses Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to detect and log sexual harassment, and gives employees a chance to anonymously submit sexual harassment accusations.
Team: Jay Jog, Andy Shih, Jerry Li, and Kyle Wong
Why We Like It: The Fowler project was not only timely but efficient at offering employees a platform to anonymously submit sexual harassment accusations. This tool is multifunctional as it also has the capability to detect and log sexual harassment.
Project: Be Nice – Real time measurements of hostility on Twitter.
Team: Cody Iwertz, Kiran Suresh, and Andrew Polican
Why We Like It: What we like best about this tool is that it works in real time to measure the hostility levels on Twitter. Giving people the opportunity to know how much hostility to expect when stepping into an online space is a great warning.
Time flies! This season will be wrapping up soon, but there are more #HackHarassment MLH projects to come over the next few weeks. If you’re participating, feel free to reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook and tell us about your Hack Harassment efforts!