The Problem of Online Hate
A Hybrid Tech and Policy Hackathon
March 18-24, 2023
Hacking4Humanity 2023 was a hybrid hackathon with virtual work and an in-person competition on March 24
at Duquesne University's Power Center. The Grefenstette Center held the event in collaboration
with partner organizations at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.
We congratulate the winners and thank all the participants, advisors, judges, and sponsors!
Stay tuned for Hacking4Humanity 2024!
Policy Track Winners
Runner Up, Common Good Award: “Tackling Online Hate with Hate Hygiene Index.” By Team PoRK: Peem Lerdputtipongporn, Natharat Mongkolsinh, Oravee Smithiphol,
Pattamon Lekmanee (Students from Carnegie Mellon University).
Grand Prize Award: “Protecting Victims of Hateful, Non-consensual Deepfake Pornography (NDP).” By Team MERD NERDS: Myles Cramer, Ryan Druffner, Emmaline Rial, and Dan Rudy (Students from University of Pittsburgh).
Tech Track Winners
Runner Up, Common Good Award: “Redesigning Send.” By Team Hater Deflators: Emily Brozeski and Tessa Datte (Students from Duquesne
Grand Prize Award: “SpeechWatch Video Browser Extension.” By Mihir Dhamankar (Student from Carnegie Mellon University).
Stephen Ellis, Software Engineer, Google
Tyler Smith, Software Engineer, Google
Kevin Hanshaw, Solutions Consultant, Google
Qifan He, Software Engineer, Google
Jonathan Rubin, Engineering Manager, Google
Chris Pearlman, Senior Technical Account Manager, Google
Debbie Heneghan, Account Executive, Google
Eric Schulte, Software Engineer, Google
Candice Biernesser, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
Ross Reilly, Developer with the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center
Julia Santucci, Senior Lecturer in Intelligence Studies, Director of the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership and Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum
Michael Miller Yoder, Postdoctoral researcher at the Collaboratory Against Hate and the Center for Informed Democracy and Social Cybersecurity at Carnegie Mellon University
Kasun Amarasinghe, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University Machine Learning Department
Theodore Corcovilos, Associate Professor of Physics, Duquesne University
Katherine Norton, Director of Clinical & International Programs, Assistant Professor of Law, Director of the Family Law Clinic, Duquesne University
Emerging Leaders in AI and Digital Stewardship Rangos Project at Duquesne University
Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology, and Law
Pitt Cyber: The Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security
The Center for Informed Democracy and Social-cybersecurity Research Group
The Collaboratory Against Hate Research Group
The Sara Fine Institute