BrandArena: ReCode Nigeria Hackathon 2017 To Begin On Friday; $50,000 Prize To Be Awarded

Thursday, 23 March 2017

ReCode Nigeria Hackathon 2017 To Begin On Friday; $50,000 Prize To Be Awarded

Africa Fintech Foundry (AFF), a fintech accelerator, is organizing a 48-hour hackathon titled Re:Code Nigeria, which comes with up to $50,000 prize. The hackathon will hold from Friday the 24th of March at 1PM until Sunday the 26th of March at 4PM.

The Re:Code Nigeria Hackathon aims to bring together multiple teams of talented developers, designers, problem-solvers, out-of-the-box thinkers, dreamers, doers, makers, and code magicians to solve this problem.

The mission of Re:Code Nigeria, is to transform the existing mode of engagement in the banking industry; the customer experience, and create value for customers beyond payments.

According to AFF spokesman, Victor Okigbo, the banking industry needs to enhance its existing customer experience. “The mission of these participants is to transform the mode of customer engagement, enhance the customer experience and create solutions that bring value to banking customers”.

During the hackathon, he said, participating teams would have the privilege of creating excellent solutions that combine API’s from one of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions, IBM’s Bluemix platform, Microsoft Azure amongst others.

Executive Director, Commercial Banking, Access Bank, Roosevelt Ogbonna, said the bank is collaborating with the AFF to “ensure that shareholders value and growth in tomorrow’s complex financial technology ecosystem can be delivered. By supporting initiatives like Recode Nigeria hackathon, we have teamed up with technology titans like Microsoft, IBM and other numerous technology startups to create the future together.”

Enumerating what the participants derive from using its latest platforms, Microsoft spokesperson, Dona Sarkar in an interview with Accelerate tv, said as a cloud-computing infrastructure for building and managing applications through a global network, “Microsoft Azure offers startups the opportunity to host their applications in the cloud. As such, they will not purchase or manage their own servers. That is why the winner gets access to the Azure platform.”

Teams at the hackathon will be formed in groups of 5 with a maximum of 20 teams allowed. The winning team will be awarded the prize money of $2,500, first runner up $1,500 and third runner up $1,000.

Are you ready to change the face of customer service for Banking in Africa?

Get more information on the mission of Re:Code, team formation, judging criteria and more here

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