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Matt Wright
Madison Andermahr
Nausheen Ali
Matt Wright
Aaron Franco
Gabriel Ortiz
Gabriel Ortiz
Aaron Franco

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About this event

Make It Mobile – RBC Digital Challenge Imagine the future of mobile banking, a future where people’s everyday financial activities blend completely with the native functionality of their mobile devices.

We’re RBC – Canada’s largest bank by market capitalization – and we want that future today.

So we’re inviting the most visionary – and driven – developers, designers and entrepreneurs to compete over 24 hours in the creation of brilliant pieces of new mobile banking technology.

The Future of Banking

Mobile technologies are transforming the way people engage with their finances. They’re paying for things, borrowing money, and managing accounts across a range of tiny interactions, multiple locations and varying spans of time.

But that’s nothing compared with the ways in which people interact with their phones’ native technologies. Cameras, Bluetooth, geo-location, accelerometers, NFC: people know them so well that they don’t even think of them as separate items. So how do we use those familiar tools to push their mobile banking habits even further into the future? How do we turn their hum-drum experiences of daily finances into something exciting?

The Challenge

We’ll ask every participant to build on those native features and what we know about people’s mobile behaviors. Use ANY mobile device* and ANY of its features to create the next great leap in the way people engage with their financial world.

If your idea is functional, adoptable and really fresh, it could become a piece of our next mobile technology release. Your brilliance can actually change the way people think about their money.

*We ask attendees to bring their own developer phones or emulators so that they can demo their projects.


  • Home-1st
  • Prizes:
  • Grand Prize: $5,000 for the team<br/> 2nd Place: $2,000 for the team<br/> 3rd Place: $1,000 for the team<...



  • Saturday
  • Saturday, November 7th
    09:00 am – Doors Open, Breakfast and registration
    10:30 am – Opening Ceremony & Presentations
    11:30 am – Coding Begins
    12:00 pm – Lunch
    06:00 pm – Dinner
    12:00 am – Midnight Snack

  • Sunday
  • Sunday, November 8th
    7:00 am – Breakfast
    11:30 am – Submission Deadline
    12:00 pm – Lunch
    02:00 pm – Judging
    04:00 pm – Awards
    05:00 pm – Closing



What are the Rules? Team Size Each team can include up to five humans. Each team can be comprised of no more than half...

What are the Rules?

Team Size
Each team can include up to five humans. Each team can be comprised of no more than half of RBC Employees.

Fresh Code Enforced
We all start coding at the same time. This is done to keep things fair. Please don’t come in and build on top of previous projects if you want to win.

No PowerPoints
You must demo your hack in order to present. No slide-decks or power-points will be allowed. 2 minute presentation 1 minute Q&A from Judges

Each hackathon has its individual page, which projects should be submitted on. Submission time is 12:00pm Sunday, November 8th, 2015 unless stated otherwise.

Code Review
Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning.

Please click here for the Participation Agreement