Thoughts on a Hackathon
So I took part in my first Hackathon at the weekend, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I thoroughly enjoyed it - enough to write down a few thoughts.
The whole event started on Friday, where we were reintroduced to the challenges and have an opportunity to do a fire pitch. I drew the short straw on our already formed small team of three, so I threw our idea into the fray.
It turned out that another team had a very similar idea to ours, and they approached us to perform the fastest hackathon team merger (or was it an acquisition?) of all time.
Friday night, myself on stage doing the fire pitch
We were given access to an Open Banking sandbox to use the new Open Banking APIs which are being made part of UK Regulations this year. This basically allows a banking customer to give access to their data to a third party.
So we’ve got some data, and we’ve got a challenge: fix credit
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