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About this event

U.S. Bank, Minneapolis College and Microsoft are teaming up to co-sponsor a Hack to Track: Saving $$$ Bit by Bit Hackathon, and we’re excited to invite you to participate. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 P.M. Central time on Oct. 4 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central time on Oct. 5 at Minneapolis College (Building T), 1501 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403.

During the hackathon, you’ll work in teams and use APIs to create financial solutions. At the end of the second day, you’ll present your solutions to a panel of judges.

Along with the opportunity to flex your imagination, ingenuity and competitive spirit, the hackathon includes: • An overview of how financial apps are being used in the marketplace • Training on using state-of-the-art (RESTFul) APIs. • Access to U.S. Bank APIs, access to GitHub and developer tools via a developer portal.

To participate, you must be located in the Twin Cities area and be able to commute to Minneapolis college location (Building T). This event will not include virtual participation.

Today many people struggle with managing and saving money. Let’s face it - saving isn’t always fun, and the word ‘budget’ makes most people cringe! For this hackathon, we would like you to create solutions to help students easily manage their finances so that they feel more successful saving and planning for the future.

Using U.S. Bank API’s along with other third party API’s, build an innovative solution to help college students better manage their money while in school. Use your creativity, but remember, “simplicity is the key to success” to a time-crunched student.

Prizes

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  • 1st Place
  • Students of winning teams (max 5 students per team) will each receive a $500 Visa Gift Card

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  • Home-2nd
  • 2nd Place
  • Students of winning teams (max 5 students per team) will each receive a $250 Visa Gift Card

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  • Home-3rd
  • 3rd Place
  • Students of winning teams (max 5 students per team) will each receive a $100 Visa Gift Card

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Schedule

  • Friday
  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Registration/check-in for student participants

    10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ryan Young CEO of Tagmata Cyber Security (Guest Speaker)

    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Welcome and Event Kick-Off –Penny Schumacher (Director of Minneapolis College Foundation), Ben Weng (Dean of IT) and Bob Erickson (U.S. Bank TOS - Chief Technology Officer)

    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. U.S. Bank API Review & Microsoft Intelligent Cloud – Jeff Michaelson (U.S. Bank TOS)

    12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

    12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. What is the Challenge, Rules, Judging Criteria

    1:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. Break into teams

    2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Begin working on idea – Mentors Circulate

    3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Team check-in

    3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Snack time - Jim Brown (Microsoft)

    3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Work on concept

    5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Dinner

    6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Idea check-in (Optional) – Students can run idea by mentor for feedback

    6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Drone racing (Optional)

    7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Teams continue working on idea

    8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Snack and check-in – Last call for mentors

    8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Continue working on idea

    9 p.m. Day one complete

  • Saturday
  • 9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Donuts and coffee

    9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Quick check in as a group

    9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Finalize project – Mentors circulate

    12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch

    12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Prepare your presentation and demo – Mentors available for assistance/questions

    1:15 p.m. Presentations/demos due – E-mail presentation to innovationevents@usbank.com

    1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Teams pitch their solutions

    3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Judges deliberate

    3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Winners announced

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Rules

All presentation materials must be submitted via email to usbankevents@usbank.com by 1:15 pm CT on Saturday. You will have 5 minutes to present your work. There will be one minute for Q&A from ...

All presentation materials must be submitted via email to usbankevents@usbank.com by 1:15 pm CT on Saturday.

You will have 5 minutes to present your work. There will be one minute for Q&A from the judges.

In addition to demoing your hack, you can use the PowerPoint slides provided to explain what your have developed.