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Ulster Bank Hackathon 2017

Thanks to all the developers, designers and entrepreneurs for participating and hacking solutions for the banking future in what was a hugely successful Ulster Bank Hackathon 2017

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What's it all about?

Ulster Bank is looking for ideas that help people experience banking in a new way.

Enable ‘open banking’ and transform structures, making them connected and better able to communicate with each other.

Ulster Bank Hackathon 2017

From Friday 17th to Sunday 19th of February the Ulster Bank Hackathon took place in Dogpatch Labs for the second year running. Hosted by the Ulster Bank Innovation Solutions team, the 3-day event brought almost 250 people to Dogpatch Labs to spend three days ‘hacking’ out new ideas for finding innovative solutions for the future of banking.

Pitch Your Idea with the help of Mentors

All participants had opportunity to pitch their ideas with the aim of attracting a talented team of business, development, and design skills to help realise their vision. Once the teams formed they worked intensively in close collaboration to perfect their prototype and pitch before presenting to a panel of judges.

Throughout the weekend expert support were available, from engineers and hand-picked mentors from across the Irish Tech and Financial Services industries, providing advice and guidance to help refine the pitches.

Experience Innovation

The Ulster Bank Hackathon is an opportunity to spend 48 intense hours collaborating in a team of coders, designers, entrepreneurs and business people to create a working prototype for showcase. Come with your own idea and watch it come to life within a short span of time.

Hacking for the Future of Fintech

Coders, designers and mentors spend three days ‘hacking’ out new ideas for the future of banking technology

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Thanks to all the Volunteers

The Hackathon wouldn't have been such a success without the help of our Volunteers. Thanks to volunteers from Ulster Bank, Dogpatch Labs and many others who pitched in over the long weekend.

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Refine your pitch with the help of Industy Experts

Mentors were assembled from UB, Currency Fair, Temenos, Each and Other and more

Last Year's Winners!

We had some great team vying for the top prizes and we're looking forward to some great entrants again this year

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In Attendance

"We want to learn from the outside in. We felt it was important to place our innovation team in a coworking, collaborative environment close to our head office physically but far enough removed in terms of the culture to be sufficiently different."

Robin Marshall, CIO, Ulster Bank

"People really work together. It’s competitive but it’s not too competitive people are happy to help so for me that is biggest thing to comment of it."

Sinead O'Donnell, Student, DCU

The Location

Where better to host a hackathon than in the heart of the tech ecosystem in Dogpatch Labs. Find us on the banks of the Liffey, inside the historic chq Building and in the middle of the Digital Docklands.