|Hack for Personal Finance & Win $50K+ Prizes|
|Developers, students, designers, business strategists, startups — Come to work with Capital One executives and developers to create exciting new tools and products for personal finance management.|
|Capital One provides their insight and experience on opportunities for innovation in personal finance; participants create solutions or expand upon their own existing ones (startups are welcome to work off an exisiting product) over an intense weekend of coding. Capital One continues their investment in building relationships across the tech community and will bring cross functional experts from brand, design, and mobile.|
|Register individually and form teams at the hackathon or in advance. You are welcome to bring friends and colleagues. Create a new project or build on existing products and projects – the code does not need to be fresh and new. You continue to own your code. Participants must only present a working demo your prototype (mobile or software application, website, etc.) to the judges on the final day that applies to one of the challenge categories and integrates a Capital One API.|
|Beyond the top cash prizes, work with top execs from Capital One. Test your ideas, receive feedback from industry experts, and see if you have what it takes to scale your technology to the next level.|
|When: March 6-8, 2015 (see below for agenda)Where: PCH International, San Francisco
Money for Millennials
|Millennials engage with the world around them differently. Develop some tools for personal finance management geared towards the way millennials live, spend, and save. Millennials are also a highly mobile-engaged demographic so please think how the mobile experience can be leveraged to address this user.|
Kicking the Fear of Finance
|The National Foundation for Credit Counseling reports that 26% of Americans claim that they cannot get a handle on their money and prefer not to deal with it. More than 25% of Americans do not have any emergency savings and more than two thirds of Americans have less than six months of emergency savings. From savings to planning, people fear personal finance. Help develop some tools that help consumers visualize, manage and plan their personal finances.|
|Prizes & APIs|
|Each challenge will receive prizes for first, second, and third place.First Place: $12,000 x 2
Second Place: $8,000 x 2
Third Place: $5,000 x 2
* All prizes will be awarded based on selection by a panel of judges
Capital One APIs (Provided by Level Money)
Documentation is still under development. Please check back throughout the week for updates.
Level Money, over a standard HTTP/JSON API, will expose features that replicate its free personal finance app. These features include transaction history, account balance history, Level’s predicted future transactions, and the ability to create and view custom Insights. Finally, with a login endpoint, developers will have a sample account with preloaded data. Developers with an existing Level accounts can use their own data during the challenges.
User ID: 1110568334
Authentication Token: 4CC6E59631F76B2F4CCAB80EEEAC159F
API Token: HackathonApiToken
These tokens will expire following the hackathon.
Tech Partner APIs & Prizes
Check back soon for additional opportunities to win more prizes by working with our Technical Partners!
1st: Chromebook (max 4)
2nd: YubiKey NEO (max 6) + $100 Amazon card
3rd: RC Helicopter (max 6)
Chromebook for the best use of any Nexmo API. YubiKey NEO + Amazon gift card for the est use of Nexmo’s Number Insight or Verify APIs. RC Helicopter for the most creative use of Nexmo’s API.
Nexmo provides innovative communication APIs that bridge traditional voice and messaging services with cloud communications. Nexmo enables applications and enterprises to connect to their customers via voice and SMS with ease no matter where in the world customers are located. High-volume communication companies such as Alibaba, Airbnb, Line and Viber send millions of messages per month using Nexmo APIs.
Signup for a free account at nexmo.com, then head to docs.nexmo.com for documentation on our SMS, Voice, and Phone Verification APIs. And checkout nexmo.github.io/Quickstarts for guides and screencasts getting started with the API.
1st: Chromebook (x3)
2nd: Chromecast (x3)
For the best use of our offerings within the banking and personal finance industries.
elasticode leverages data collection about users’ mobile experience into a personalized interaction,
For API info, see: http://docs.elasticode.com/v1.0/
-$50 Amazon gift card for all winning team members
For the best application built with one of Yodlee’s Interactive API’s: Aggregation or Instant Account Verification
Built on the foundation of Yodlee’s 15 years of aggregated consumer financial data, Yodlee Interactive empowers visionary entrepreneurs, partners, and developers to build the next generation of disruptive and innovative Fintech solutions using the award-winning Yodlee platform. Through our APIs, we help you bring innovative FinApps to market more quickly using the richest consumer transactional data in the world.
For more info:
-$500 Amazon gift card
-press release of winning team
For the best use of an Xignite API as determined by staff
The pioneer for cloud-based market data APIs, Xignite is the data provider of choice for leading fintech innovators including Wealthfront, StockTwits, Robinhood, Motif Investing and Yodlee. Xignite’s APIs cover every asset class, market and data type available and are the ideal solution for integrating data into fintech mobile apps, websites, and platforms.
For more info and API catalogue:
-$50 Amazon gift card (to each team member)
For the best graph made with plotly
For all teams that incorporate a plotly graph
Plotly is a platform for making and sharing interactive scientific graphs, 3D graphs, and streaming graphs. You can use Plotly with MATLAB, Python, R, and Excel to collaboratively build graphs and analyze data. We provide a cloud collaboration and enterprise solution for engineering customers in aerospace, the automotive industry, and academia.
Developers will first need to sign up for a Plotly account (free) to use our services. It’s most common to start out using our Python, MATLAB, R, Julia, or Node library to create graphs that are accessible when on the web. This is documented at https://plot.ly/api/. Additionally embedded plots have an API documented at https://github.com/plotly/Embed-API. Our REST API is documented at our root api endpoint: https://api.plot.ly *
|Please feel free to form teams or begin hacking before the start of the event. The Capital One team will be available throughout the weekend to discuss your ideas and answer any questions about the APIs.|
|Tuesday, March 3rd: Drinkup with Capital One|
|6:30pm – 8:30pm||Disrupting Financial Services: Closing the Gap Between People and Their Money
Register for your free ticket.
|Friday, March 6th: Hackathon Kickoff (Mandatory)|
|6:00pm||Registration & Reception|
|7:00pm||Capital One Challenges, APIs, Prizes|
|7:20pm||Technical Partner APIs and Prizes|
|8:00pm||Rules & Submissions|
Bring your ideas to pitch.
|9:00pm||End of Day
Go home and rest.
|Saturday, March 7th: Hackathon, Day 2|
|9:00am||Late Registration & Breakfast|
|5:30pm||Dinner & Capital One Check-in|
|9:00pm||End of Day
Go home and hack.
|Sunday, March 8th: Hackathon, Day 3|
|6:00pm||Dinner & Judging Deliberation|
|7:30pm||End of Day|
|Submission & Judging Criteria|
|Submission & Demo Rules
The following highlights the key judging criteria for this competition
|Participant’s Rights to Entries and Intellectual Property:
Participants will retain ownership of any and all code created prior to or at the Capital One People and Money Hack. Participants also retain the right to continue working on and using their Hackathon ideas and codes, and any and all codes or ideas created prior to the event.
Capital One Rights to Submissions:
Capital One Financial Corporation will have access and use of all ideas generated at the Capital One People and Monedy Hack but does not have the right to the code you, your team or company create at the event.
For the full legal language, please read the Capital One People and Money Hack Official Rules.
|Community & Tech Partners|