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Challenges verifying young people’s identity?

Do you have challenges verifying young people’s identity? Or do the young people you work with have challenges proving their identity? This is a common issue being faced by organisations working with vulnerable people and one that digital social enterprise, Yoti, is setting out to help with.

As part of Yoti’s commitment to working with charities to help solve local and global problems, they are holding a ‘hack event’ on the 19th September 2017 and are looking for non-profits to participate.

You’ll come to a ‘design hack’ day at Yoti’s offices in Central London on 19th September, where you’ll be supported by a team of developers from Founders and Coders to work-up a design of an app that solves the challenge you’re facing with ID. You won’t be doing any coding and don’t need any previous experience – you just need to know the issue you’re trying to solve, and have the commitment from your organisation to implement a solution.

At the end of the day, you’ll pitch your idea to a panel of judges, and the most promising idea will win a dedicated development team for a month to create and test a working prototype solution. Therefore, please be prepared that if you do win the prize, you’ll need to be on hand to answer questions from the developers and help arrange some user-testing.

Yoti are keen to make sure that all participants gain from the experience: at the least, you’ll benefit from expert support in working through your challenge, and, should you win the grand prize, you’ll have a tested, live prototype to work with, which will hopefully form the base of a live application – as was the case with NSPCC.

At the last hack, examples included NSPCC, who needed a way for young people to prove they’re under 18 years old in order to have a sexually explicit image of themselves removed from the web, and Centrepoint, who needed to verify the identity of former residents to provide them with the documents they need to secure a tenancy.

To register, fill out Yoti’s expression of interest form, and they will be in touch