FAQs

Come and experience an event of a lifetime at one of our Hackathons! Spend 48 intense hours collaborating in a team of coders, designers, and business people to create a working prototype to showcase.

Come with a cool idea and watch it come to life within a short span of time. The only requirement is to come with a lot of bright ideas and enthusiasm!

General Questions

What’s a hackathon?

A hackathon is a fun event in which software developers, designers, and project managers collaborate intensively to develop awesome projects in 48 hrs.

What’s the end product?

A simple working prototype of a new and innovative idea that is related to the banking and financial services industry.

What are the themes?

What support will be available?

There will be people on hand to help with technical setup, API sandbox testing and presentation practice. Every step of the process will be fully explained during the day.

What’s the schedule?

Check out the schedule for our upcoming events. Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch, Dinner is on the house!

Who are the participants?

Corporates, University students, FinTech companies, Startups, Vendors are all invited.

Do I have to come with a team?

No! We will help you find a cool team to join if you come by yourself or with a buddy.

What's the maximum team size?

Up to five individuals.

Should I bring a laptop?

Yes.

What else should I bring with me?

Please bring the email confirming your event registration. Please also bring one form of Photo ID with you.

Do I have to be a (software) hacker/programmer?

No, business folk, designers and anyone with bright ideas and energy is most welcome!

What if I've never been to a hackathon?

Perfect! Come and have a great first experience!

I don’t want to participate, but I am curious…

Come along and watch! We recommend coming during the initial idea pitching and the final presentations even if you can’t stay for the whole event.

What should I come with?

You can come with ideas for web or mobile applications. We're looking for ideas that help people experience banking in a new way, so get creative and build something innovative and unique!

Who owns the IP for my idea?

You. Your idea is yours.

Will there be prizes?

Yes, and the potential chance to present to the board of RBS.

Will there be free food?

Yes. And drinks! And fun activities will be lined up throughout the event.