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Ulster Bank Hackathon 2017

Join us from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th of February 2017 for Ulster Bank's second hackathon at Dogpatch Labs

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Hackathon Sessions



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 the evening of Friday 17th to Sunday 19th of February the Ulster Bank hackathon returns to Dogpatch Labs, hosted by the Ulster Bank Innovation Solutions team. This year the 3-day hackathon will take place in the newly opened Urban Garden area of The Mezzanine in Dogpatch Labs.

With over 150 people expected to participate it welcomes coders, designers, mentors and other attendees 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 will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas with the aim of attracting a talented team of mixed business, development, and design skills to help realise their vision. Once the teams have been formed they will work intensively in close collaboration to perfect their prototype and pitch before presenting to a panel of judges.

Throughout the weekend expert support will be available from engineers and hand picked mentors from across the Irish Tech and Financial Services industries to provide advice and guidance to help refine and improve the pitches.

Experience Innovation

Come and experience an event of a lifetime! Spend 48 intense hours collaborating in a team of coders, designers, entrepreneurs and business people to create a working prototype to 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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#HackMakeTheBank 2016

Last year's hackathon was a great success with 140 hackers descending on Dogpatch 'hacking' out new ideas

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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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Who's 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

"It is my first Hackathon ever, definitely not last. Lots of coffee, lots of ideas. It’s a pleasure to be here. Excellent mentors, excellent conversations, I love it."

Valeriya Yuskevych

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.