FinCapDev Hackathon: Powered by US Financial Diaries || New York
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The FinCapDev || New York Hackathon is a two-day event at which entrepreneurs, designers, developers and innovators come together, collaborate and build things. What types of things? Hacks, prototypes or apps for mobile platforms that attack specific U.S. Financial Diaries that will be presented at the hackathon and would help underserved Americans make smarter financial choices and achieve better access to financial services.
What are these U.S. Financial Diaries cases? U.S. Financial Diaries is a research project tracking more than 200 low- and moderate-income households over the course of a year, and collecting highly detailed data on household financial activity. The cases describe real people and document their financial lives. For this hackathon, you will hack to solve the financial challenges faced by two households that are profiled in U.S. Financial Diaries cases, the Hossain family and the Adrian family. Check out the cases and start thinking about what to hack!
The following technology partners are providing tools and resources for hackers, which are described in detail on our website:
- Yodlee Interactive
And there are prizes!
- The Grand Prize Winner of the Hackathon will win $3,000 plus a guaranted Finalist slot in the FinCapDev 2014 Competition (which includes a $7,500 cash stipend and access to countless technical and expert resources to further development, and a shot at the $50,000 FinCapDev 2014 Competition Grand Prize).
- Two (2) Runner's-Up of the Hackathon will win $1,000 each.
- One (1) Hackers' Choice Award, as voted by Hackathon peers, will win the attendance pot. The registration fee for the Hackathon is $20 per person. Every dollar collected from registration fees* goes towards the Hackers' Choice Award. The more registrants, the greater the pot.
For a full rundown on everything you need to know about the FinCapDev || New York Hackathon (and its San Francisco counterpart), visit the FinCapDev Hackathons page. This is where we have all pertinent information: what to bring, what we provide, etc. Please read it. Also note: Your purchase of this ticket represents an agreement to the FinCapDev Hackathon rules, viewable here. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
*excludes processing fee
When & Where
$100,000 prize purse. Startup cash. Technical resources. Expert Consult. FinCapDev is a mobile app development competition that helps millions of underserved Americans make smarter financial choices and achieve better access to financial services. FinCapDev is administered by the Center for Financial Services Innovation and D2D Fund and made possible by the support of the Citi Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the MetLife Foundation.