Prodigy Labs Inaugural Hackathon

This event will be hosted at MediaHive Building, Cape Town from July 5, 2013 to July 6, 2013.

Admission Fee
This event is free to attend

Prodigy Labs is teaming up with Platform45 to host its inaugural hackathon – if coding is your thing, it’s not to be missed!

Whether you’re a rookie or an experienced developer, this event is an opportunity to showcase your skills, create a great piece of work and meet up and engage with like-minded talent.

The Challenge:

We’re thinking out of the box. Current loan providers use generic risk models as a means of analysis as to whether a candidate can or cannot get a loan. But we think there is more to a person than just their savings account, or rent payments. We are looking to provide loans based on a person’s online social profile – who they are connected to on Linked In, who they have liked on Facebook, how many twitter followers they have. How can we give these students a credit score based on their online social activities?

Come up with a winning social credit scoring algorithm, and some cool prizes could be coming your way…

We Supply:

Fuel – all the food, caffeine and beer you’ll need (We’ll have Truth providing coffee, and local favourites Gusto’s providing the catering).
Prizes – more details available on sign up, but let’s just say they’re awesome!
Ruby experts to help you out as mentors throughout the event.
You Bring:

Your Own Device
Skills and brainwaves
Collaborative mindset
Event Schedule:

7pm Friday – Kickoff event with drinks, networking. 8pm Friday – Project Brief and team allocation / formation – start coding! 10am Saturday – Breakfast, and the fun continues with our all day hackathon. Keep up your great work on the project with your team. 1pm Saturday – Lunch and some chill time 2pm Saturday – The final stretch to project completion… 6pm Saturday – Pitches from all the teams (5 minutes each) 7pm Saturday – Prize Giving

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