Disrupt the financial system!
7th and 8th July 2017
Backbase HQ Amsterdam
(and online)

Register your team now!

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The Challenge
and why you should join?

The Backbase Hackathon is a chance for developers from all the Backbase locations to create something the banking industry has never-before seen. Do you have an idea you think others will love? Race against the clock to realise your dreams using whatever tools necessary! It’s a great opportunity to delve into open APIs and technologies to create new applications for banking customers, businesses or even your own colleagues.

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The Challenge

Backbase Hackathon will bring together 80 of our most talented and innovative colleagues to test the limits of our creativity and to re-imagine what the future looks like for Backbase and our customers worldwide!

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Why Join?

The chance to be the winner of the Backbase hackathon and have eternal respect and glory. Oh and win some cool prizes of course. Collaborate with colleagues from across the globe. Challenge yourself, learn by doing and improve your skills

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The Needs

• You must be already based in the Netherlands
• You have a background in backend development, frontend development  or UX design.
• You graduated in 2016 or are about to graduate in 2017.
• You are able to travel to and from Amsterdam on the dates of the event.
Do you have what it takes to bring travel to the next level? Let us know by applying with your CV and portfolio. We'll get back to you as soon as possible to let you know whether your application has been successful.

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The Prizes

Your work will not be in vain, as we would like to award the best ideas in 2017.
Prize for .....

The Hacking Themes

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Freestyle: Hack the banking industry

The freestyle category lets you run wild with your imagination and skills, with basic help if required. The goal is to disrupt the banking industry. To help you with this, you can use our Breeze API or any standalone model (if needed).

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Build on top of the Backbase Platform

In this category, the aim is to improve the Backbase Platform by getting under its skin and hacking it! There are plenty of areas to tackle, such as CX Services, our Mobile or Web SDK, the Widget Collections, Manager, Forms, plus all Backbase internal (dev) tools. This is a chance to walk the walk and enhance the Backbase product experience for everyone!

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Upgrade our systems

This category offers an opportunity to greatly improve the experience of being a Backbase employee. For instance, you can do this by hacking our time tracker tool, or an Atlassian extension, or any internal system or workspace improvement. There’s so much potential to make things better for everyone, and this is your canvas to do so. Let the painting begin!

Newcomers welcome

All skills and levels are welcome! What makes a hackathon great is bringing many different people together – the technical hands, the business analysts, experienced project managers, business people, trainees and contractors… Innovation arises when we mix all of these skill sets in a creative environment different from your daily routine! So, don’t shy away – this hackathon is for you!

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We need great
Developers

We need your coding wisdom and technical skills to turn a concept into something real. Every language and every method helps! Rookie? Hardcore? All levels are welcome.

You will
- Strengthen your skills working on a new project for a limited amount of time
- Learn by sharing tips and tricks with other developers
- Add a project to your portfolio

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We need great
UX Designers

We need your keen eye for design, bringing the magic to the UX. You’re the one who can transform a working app into a magnificent one!

You will
- Unleash your creativity working on something completely different from your daily tasks
- Add a digital project to your portfolio
- Immerse yourself in the emerging tech scene while collaborating with developers

Where and at what time?

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July 7th from 9 to 19

9:00 Meet and greet fellow hackers over breakfast, then get the inside scoop on Booking.com with a special intro talk
10:30 Get ready to Hack!
12:30 Discuss ideas over a hot lunch from our canteen
13:00 The hackathon continues…
19:00 Network and enjoy drinks with a special view of the city

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July 8th from 9 to 16

9:00 Breakfast will be served, then prepare for the last bit of hacking
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Presentations begin, with feedback and discussion
15:30 The winning hackers are revealed and celebrated

Don't wait any longer.
Register your team now.

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Liviu Istrate, Endava
"One of Endava teams won one of the prizes (the GO Pro camera). I had the chance to talk with them in Bucharest on our Innovation Lab and they liked the event and the experience. The guys here in Cluj said also they will definitely want to participate again in such events, so not bad for a first try."

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Pawan Sangwan, Guardians Team
"Backbase Hackathon 2016 was a great experience, working in a small team with a clear goal in mind “we need to make a working POC to demonstrate the value of our idea, which can later be productized” . We implemented our feature in three different ways and choose the best one of them. We are proud of what we developed and demonstrated in this short time. The best part of this Hackathon was the teamwork: the team really came together in conceiving idea, solutions and implementing them.  An event like this can really show you and your team what you're made of!"

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Fernando, Nostromo team
"Combining enterprise/internet cultures and mixing them with our great crew of professionals made it the perfect recipe to succeed on this first attempt, which has offered real proof of how far we push our ideas at Backbase. Really looking forward to being involved in the next one, which is hopefully soon!"

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Marco from Exodus 5:7
"Hacking away during this weekend was a lot of fun. The great organization made sure that the only thing we had to worry about was coding away! Grub and caffeinated drinks were always within arm’s reach. I liked many of the other demos – there were a lot of very cool ideas, and the competition was fierce!"

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ui from Ocho team
"I loved the Hackathon. It was fun, there was a good atmosphere, and it was really well-organised."

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Sara from Exodus 5:7
This Backbase Hackathon was amazing! We had the chance to be creative and work out-of-the-box. My team worked with 3D printers and electronics. I completed the project with the concept behind the product and an interface design for toddlers. It was challenging, very well organised and extremely fun. Can’t wait for next year!

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We had 45 hackers, 15 teams based in 6 different locations (Amsterdam, Atlanta, NYC, Skopje, Belgrade, Kiev).
Apart from coding, we were singing and dancing, and we had one pirate in the office!

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We were hacking for a total of 26 hours.
We all had dinner together. We had tons of Red Bulls during the sleepless night (Ok, maybe we had several naps).

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