This January Ulster Bank, together with the Open Bank Project and Dogpatch Labs, will host the next edition of the Hack (Make!) the Bank series of global fintech hackathons in the newly redeveloped Dogpatch Labs Vaults at the heart of the Silicon Docks in Dublin.
Last year Ulster Bank was the first bank to host a hackathon in Ireland, with some tremendous feedback from all involved. If you missed the events you can check out the highlight video.
Robin Marshall, Ulster Bank CIO
“My overarching reflection on the two hackathons is one of encouragement at the amount of ideas we collectively have as to how we can make banking better for our customers… Everyone can contribute to and participate in a Hackathon, you don’t need to be an engineer, a designer or a marketeer, if you have an opinion and an imagination, you have all the tools you need.”
Alan Lockhart, RBS Principal Architect
“The challenge for RBS today is, how do we CHANGE the way we work, so that we encourage, adopt and embrace open innovation? In a hackathon there are no silos. Business, Designers and Coders, all of necessity, collaborate closely to produce a solution … Hackathons (are) an opportunity for our staff to dive in and experience agile working in a totally safe environment”
This edition promises to be even better than last years, with a fantastic new location, new challenges, and of course, great prizes!
How can I get involved?
Hackathons are open to all, you don’t need to be technically minded to participate. A hackathon is a team event, and each team needs a mix of skills if they want to succeed. If you have an idea you would like to pitch, if you enjoy working as part of a team, or if you have a good eye for presentations or designs then you’d make a welcome addition to any hack team.
Date: Friday 29 January 18.00 – Sunday 31 January 18.00
Location: Dogpatch Labs, CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin Docklands, Dublin 1
Whether you are planning to attend the full event, or just popping in to see what the fuss is all about, you can register using the link here