A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate in a short period of time on software projects.
Trading and investments are carried out in what is called a “capital market”. Simply put, this brings people with excess money ("investors") together with those who use money (businesses, government, individuals) to trade different types of products (shares, bonds, swaps etc.).
People can trade and invest on an "Exchange" which is a market place bringing together buyers and sellers of financial products. Traditionally this was done through conversation, for example the New York Stock Exchange, nowadays these are electronic such as the London Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ.
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You can register by clicking on the ‘register now’ link, or find the event on Eventbrite to register directly.
Anyone and everyone! From students to agencies to technology startups to professional services firms. We want people to attend who can come up with disruptive ideas; not being familiar or associated with the industry might mean you are more likely to come up with an innovative idea!
This event is free!
Yes. You can register as an individual but to compete you will need to form a team on the day. There will be an opportunity to meet people when you arrive at the event so make sure you are early!
No, only 15 teams will be able to participate in the Hackathon. Once you have registered you will receive an email to confirm your participation.
Yes. Teams can enter with up to 5 people.
Your team should come with a product or service idea in advance. Alternatively you can take a high-risk strategy and look for inspiration on the day!
No problem. There will be a number of experts on site to help you understand some of the issues facing the industry today and allow you to bounce ideas off them.
There is also the opportunity to win a "partner innovation award" where Deloitte Digital will potentially work together with the creator of an idea and develop it to the next stage.
In addition any impressive student entries have the chance to be recommended to enter the BrightStart programme. BrightStart is a structured training program offered by Deloitte to take on talented students and help them to develop a successful business career. Deloitte talent scouts will be present at the Hackathon and will be keeping an eye out for students to potentially take into Deloitte’s BrightStart program. Learn more about BrightStart.
Anything you want! We have deliberately kept the brief broad to try and allow participants to come with ideas that are as disruptive and innovative as possible.
You can write any type of code you want!
No. The idea you develop during the day is yours.
No. Unfortunately building security dictates that we cannot allow people to stay overnight. There will be a pause at 11pm on day 1 and the hackathon will resume at 7am on day 2.
A panel of financial services experts will be present to judge the entries. The criteria for the winning entries will be based on:
Yes breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided along with refreshments.
Yes. We will provide power sockets and Wi-fi.
The aim of this event is to find ideas that will disrupt the capital markets industry, making complex financial products more available to individuals and to improve the client and staff experience using digital technology.