The Lefebvre Sarrut GenAI Hackathon: Why should you participate?

If you read our last article, you are probably aware that Lefebvre Sarrut is organizing a hackathon on GenAI, and you learned why we are doing that. But you might be wondering now, why should you get involved into such initiative? If we started answering this question by the end of the previous article, here are some arguments.

  1. To work with the best of Legal contents and GenAI

Lefebvre Sarrut is the European leader in legal and tax knowledge. With offices in France (Lefebvre Dalloz), Germany (Juris/Stollfuß), Italy (Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre), the Netherlands (SDU), Spain (Lefebvre) and Belgium, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom (Larcier-Intersentia), the group provides publishing, training and software solutions to a wide range of organisations in the private and public sectors (CHRO, CFO, CLOs, CCOS…) and to regulated professions (notaries, chartered accountants, lawyers, etc.). These activities generate as wide set of data. This is an amazing playground to explore generative AI’s potential, and you won’t be able to find this data anywhere else than during this Hackathon. We will be providing you with the ChatGPT API, and everything to explore the different use cases offered by these technologies!

  1. To take control over the future (of your job)

The same way that the development of Internet impacted lots of professions across the world, AI might just be one of the next revolutions. It is now at a development stage where we can say for sure that it will take a bigger and bigger part of our lives in the future. And numerous reports (Insider Article // Goldmann Sachs report) state that the legal industry in one of the most likely to be impacted by these new technologies in the upcoming years. Mastering AI then seems to be an essential skill that legal professionals should have to stay relevant in this new paradigm.

This hackathon is a perfect opportunity to get familiar with these new technologies, the legal sector and discover an new path for your career.

  1. To develop your skills

Hackathons also provide an excellent platform for honing your existing skills and learning new ones. The intense and fast-paced nature of these events forces participants to think on their feet, find creative solutions, and manage their time effectively. You will have the opportunity to work with new technologies, learn from experts, and gain hands-on experience in building applications or prototypes. The skills acquired during a hackathon can be invaluable for personal and professional growth.

You’ll learn of course about GenAI, but also a lot more other domains depending on your existing skillset. It is also a way to discover the methodologies that we use in innovation, putting the end-user at heart of your idea, and exchanging with our customers and getting feedback from them, which you might not have many opportunities to do so in your day to day.

  1. To develop your professional network

Hackathons bring together a wide variety of profiles: students, experts, clients, Lefebvre Sarrut employees,. The opportunities to meet new people are numerous! By participating, you have the chance to connect with talented and like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds. These encounters can lead to many opportunities!

  • Meeting a Lefebvre Sarrut employee that might lead to a work opportunity
  • Meeting other students can be the perfect occasion to meet other innovators and open future entrepreneurial collaborations
  • Meeting with a mentor can be a great way to identify experts that might help you later on!

The opportunities are countless, and it’s up to you to make the best out of it!! The bounds created during the event often extends beyond the hackathon itself, leading to long-lasting connections and potential collaborations.

  1. To create a meaningful project with impact

This hackathon offers you 3 challenges that address 3 different targets and their specific needs, but all of them answer to the Lefebvre Sarrut mission statement: Enable knowledge for a fairer, more efficient and sustainable society. Whether it is for our customers or for the general public, two of the three challenges are all about providing a better access to the legal information they need. When for the third challenge, you’ll get to work on solutions that will help you enhance your daily tasks and could have a real impact on your job. In any case, the projects created during this hackathon will have a real meaning for someone!

  1. The money and the fame

If all the previous didn’t achieve to convince you to take part in this hackathon, just know that each country will designate the best project of this hackathon, and that the winning team will receive a cash prize of €2.500! Even better, if your project is elected by the Leadership team as the best European project, you’ll get an extra prize of €5.000!!

But even if your not one of the selected winners, you’ll get a €50 voucher to thank you for taking part in this very first hackathon.

We hope we convinced you to participate with us!! But for more information or registration please follow here :

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