about 1 month ago

We #ChoosetoChallenge. Join us!

Dear Fellow Hackers,

Join the OPEN by {Default} Movement. Don’t miss this opportunity for you and your teams to flex your skills and become a part of a global open and inclusive innovation community of all genders – hack around the clock, around the world.

Finastra’s Hack to the Future 3 is focused on building an unbiased fintech future and collaboration is needed: the most successful hack teams comprise of a business lead, for commercials and pitch skills, a designer, for the user interface and two developers, front-end and back-end for coding.

All skill sets are needed!

Register now

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3 months ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the Hack to the Future 2020 gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

You can also find more about the winners, runners up in this blog article. And you can find and watch all the finals videos here.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Also, if not done yet, please tell us about your hackathon experience

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3 months ago

We'd love to see you at the finals!

We’d like to thank you all so much for your participation to Hack to the Future!

You'll find hereafter some updates, but meanwhile, please tell us about your hackathon experience! We'd love to hear your feedback so we can make our future hackathons even more exciting and impactful! Please take the short survey hereWe really appreciate your feedback!

The competition was so tough this year with more than 4600 hackers from 100+ countries, and more than 200 projects submitted, that only a few made it to the finals. And the finals are taking place this week!!

All the

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3 months ago

Hackathon voting is now open!

Dear hackers,

 

We are glad to announce that the Hackathon voting is now open ! 

You can find all the applications selected on our FusionStore – browse and vote for your favorite one(s) !

 

Don’t be shy, and share your amazing work with your colleagues and friends, you have until this Friday, January 22nd  11.55pm GMT, to do so.

 

Kinds regards.

 

 

 

 


3 months ago

Submissions closed, the game is on!

Happy new year and best wishes for 2021! Might it be more fun, creative, innovative, and less COVID!

The submissions are now closed for Hack to the Future, but the game is still on!

You'll find hereafter the next steps, but meanwhile, please tell us about your hackathon experience! We'd love to hear your feedback so we can make our future hackathons even more exciting and impactful! Please take the short survey here. We really appreciate your feedback!

Next steps:

  1. round 1: judges are currently reviewing all the submissions to select the finalists
  2. round 2/finals: next week, the finalists…

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4 months ago

Final call for submissions - deadline Dec. 20th

Just a final shout-out this is the last weekend to work on your project and submit to the Hack to the Future 2020 Hackathon.

Final checklist:

Before the deadline passes, make sure you run through this list:

  • Is your project fintech-related, or does it have a fintech angle? if not, please reach out to the mentors on Slack as they can help you adjust!
  • Are you integrating some Finastra APIs?
  • Does your project address at least one of the themes?
  • Does your project fall under at least one of the categories?
  • Did you provide the proper submission materials for…

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4 months ago

Technology for Business Model Validation certificate with École des Ponts Business School

Dear all,

We’re thrilled to announce that the prestigious Ecole des Ponts Business School has just launched a Technology for Business Model Innovation certificate, in partnership with Finastra and Consensys, and specifically designed for Hack to the Future participants.

 

Make sure you don't miss out on this great opportunity! All info available here: https://leadtech.mba/fintechcertificate

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


4 months ago

One week to go–the deadline is almost here!

Time’s almost up - there’s only one week left to the Hack to the Future 2020 Hackathon.  (Find out what time that is in your city)

Ask Questions

Do you have questions to help get your project wrapped up?  Join the Slack channel and post your questions for the Finastra team to answer.
Or better join us for a live Office Hour session where we'll be having a great lineup of experts to answer any questions you might have about the hackathon and judging processes, FusionFabric.cloud platform and APIs, technology, fintech, etc. More info and register here: https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/132575564081/

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5 months ago

Special use cases and prize from Attijariwafa Bank

Attijariwafa Bank, one of the leading banks in the MEA region, has joined the hackathon as a partner and sponsor. And they're offering the winners an incubation opportunity with their lab to bring to life their hackathon project!

The bank have shared 2 use cases with the hackers:

  • Trade Finance: using AI/ML to digitize the trade finance processes, with a particular focus on the process of importing letters of credit (SWIFT MT700)
    The challenge here will be to bring together, technology in one hand with OCR and NLP, to digitize documents and process them; and business expertise on…

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5 months ago

Need some mentoring for your project?

With less than 4 weeks to go for the hackathon deadline, we’d like to learn more about your hackathon project and see how we can help you there.
Please take this short survey to get special support from our mentors and industry experts! Based on your answers, we’ll reach out for a 30mn mentoring session focused on your project and how to make it a success!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


5 months ago

Hack to the Future - timeline extended!

We have had an incredible response to our hackathon, with more than 3,500 participants registered from over 70 countries! From Fiji to Antarctica, developers, creative thinkers and change agents are primed and ready to hack for good, and already submitting ideas…ranging from a teen-focused banking, to financial coaching, to ecommerce apps for the agricultural sector. The range and scope of the ideas being generated are outstanding!

However, despite being 100% virtual, we understand that our communities face change on an almost daily basis; new lockdown protocols, school holidays and other personal circumstances. Others wish to participate in more than one

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5 months ago

Two weeks to go—get ready with this submission checklist

It’s getting close - there are two weeks left to submit your solution to the Hack to the Future 2020 Hackathon! Submissions are due November 22 before 11:45pm EST. (Find out what time that is in your city) 

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.) And if you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the Resources Tab and your “to-do’s”.

Submission checklist

Before the deadline passes, make sure you run through this list:

  • Are you integrating at least Finastra

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5 months ago

Fun Hack Fact Friday Tech Tip

Did you know?!

Clyde Palattao, co-creator of Agree Farm App, took home not one, but TWO prizes for the project, in the Finastra 2019 Hack to the Future.  He wanted to share these brief tips with his fellow devs to help you make a winning skill!

My biggest tip for people participating in hackathons is that they should find an industry that they are passionate about solving. For example, when the team built the Agree Farm App, we were thinking about how we can help one of the underappreciated members of our society, which are small

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6 months ago

Partner spotlight + resources!

The support of Ecole des Ponts business school helped to make Hack to the Future 2020 a reality; the school is the first civil engineering school in the world and one of France’s Grandes Ecoles (Ivy-Leagues), renowned for the excellence of its education. With Ecole des Ponts business school, scholarships will be available for those who are most in need. Visit their site to learn more!

Resources

Still having trouble figuring out where to get started? Check out the API Catalog — there are multiple categories to help you navigate the various APIs and narrow down your search for the

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6 months ago

Collaboration, Resources + More To Help You Build

Whether or not you have started building your Hack to the Future 2020 project, the Slack Channel is the perfect place to connect with other developers!

Not only can you bounce ideas off each other and ask other developers for technical help, but you can also use the Slack Channel to ask the Finastra and Devpost teams questions!

Spread the word

We’d love you to help us to promote the hackathon in a rather different and fun way: we invite you to describe #HackToTheFuture using just six words… because less is more, right?

Guidelines for twitter:

  1. Start with #HacktoTheFutureInSixWords
  2. Then

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