Competition Parameters

The competition will be separated into 3 sections:

1. Fintech strategies and trends using data

2. Blockchain financial applications

3. Beginner Entrants

After the event is complete, users will have the chance to do a 5-10 minute demo (possible this time frame will change depending on attendence) to showcase what they have learnt.

Submissions can be any of (and not limited to) the following:

- Interesting insight gathered by looking at financial data

- Strategies built that show promising outlooks

- Fintech Applications that show interesting 

- Blockchain applications using chainlink technology

- ETH smart contracts for financial companies

- New insights on market data, the markets, data, or anything similar in the fintech space

Judging and Prizes

The top 2 groups will receive prizes based on:

  • Technical Difficulty
  • Impressiveness / Creativity
  • Applicability to the fintech space

After all demos have gone, judges will announce the winners. Prizes are still TBD.

Alpha Vantage Data

API keys will be disclosed to teams who want to use AV data. For those who want to target a higher call volume than what's given, please see Patrick Collins (organizer) at the event. 

All use of data is for the hackathon only. Storage post hackathon is prohibited and all useage of the data is outlined in the Alpha Vantage terms of service.

Fresh Code Rule

All code written at the hackathon MUST be written THAT DAY. You can use information gathered from the workshops (and that will be looked at very highly). Code that cannot be written prior to the competition includes:

  • Mockups
  • User flows
  • User personas
  • Color themes and palettes
  • Team Name/App Name
  • Team logo/App logo
  • Outlined notes
  • Anything else that isn’t code itself
Ethics Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of the following:
  • gender
  • gender identity and expression
  • age
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • physical appearance
  • body size
  • race
  • ethnicity
  • nationality
  • religion
  • political views
  • previous hackathon attendance or lack of
  • computing experience or lack of
  • chosen programming language or tech stack
We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any hackathon venue, this includes the following.
  • hacks
  • talks, presentations, or demos
  • workshops
  • any parties associated to the hackathon
  • social media
  • any other online media
Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon at the discretion of the hackathon organisers.