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Organizers
Brian Collins
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Kristen Scheven
Madison Andermahr

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About this event

Show up to Showdown!

Millions of transactions occur every day. Think about that: every single day millions of 1’s and 0’s fly through mainframes. But written in that code is the livelihood of people, small businesses, even huge companies.

At the Discover® Global Network API Showdown Hackathon, we’re looking for the brightest minds in FinTech to compete for one of two cash prizes of $8,000 and $3,000 each.

And the best part? We’re offering travel stipends of $350 per person for you to fly out to Chicago and compete.

Prizes

  • Home-1st
  • 2nd Runner Up Prize:
  • Gadgets: Amazon Echo & Amazon Echo Dot products for each member of the team

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  • Home-2nd
  • Grand Prize:
  • Cash Prize: $8,000USD Money 20/20! Your team will be flown to the Money 20/20 Conference October 22-25, ...

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  • Home-3rd
  • Runner Up Prize:
  • Cash Prize: $3,000 USD Gadgets: GoPro for Each Member of the Team

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Schedule

  • Thursday
  • Wednesday, October 11th:
    6:30-8:30 pm Pre-Discover Virtual Session via WebEx
    Webex link: Here!
    Meeting Number: 198 815 011
    Host Key: 117409
    Audio Connection: 1-415-655-0001

  • Sunday
  • Saturday, October 14th:
    9:00am - Doors Open & Breakfast
    10:00 am - Opening Ceremony & Presentations from Partners (please note who you’d like to speak here)
    11:00am - Coding Begins
    12:00 pm - Lunch
    1:00 pm - Breakout Session
    6:00 pm - Dinner
    10:00 pm - Pitch Workshop
    12:00 am - Midnight Snack
    12:00- 8:00am - Hack through the night*
    *If you would like to hack overnight the event will be open and staffed

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Rules

TEAMS OF UP TO 5 PARTICIPANTS ARE ALLOWED. ALL TEAM MEMBERS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT TO COMPETE. YOU MAY NOT BEGIN YOUR PROJECT UNTIL THE COMPETITION OFFICIALLY BEGINS. PL...

TEAMS OF UP TO 5 PARTICIPANTS ARE ALLOWED. ALL TEAM MEMBERS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT TO COMPETE.

YOU MAY NOT BEGIN YOUR PROJECT UNTIL THE COMPETITION OFFICIALLY BEGINS. PLEASE DON'T COME IN AND BUILD ON TOP OF PREVIOUS PROJECTS IF YOU WANT TO WIN.

TEAMS HAVE FULL OWNERSHIP OF EVERYTHING THEY BUILD AT OUR EVENTS AND ARE FREE TO DO WITH IT AS THEY WISH.

WINNING TEAMS WILL BE SUBJECT TO A CODE-REVIEW AT SOME POINT FOLLOWING THE EVENT OR IMMEDIATELY BEFORE WINNING.