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Digital Jersey Supports Second HackJsy Hackathon

Posted: Friday 6 March 2015

Following the success of the last Hackathon, Digital Jersey is supporting HackJsy’s Hackathon, sponsored by KPMG, for the second time. Taking place …

Following the success of the last Hackathon, Digital Jersey is supporting HackJsy’s Hackathon, sponsored by KPMG, for the second time. Taking place at the Digital Jersey Hub on Friday 13th March, the 36-hour event will this time challenge participants to work together to build an app, site or solution in the area of financial technology (FinTech) that could benefit the wider community.

Participants are able to drop in and out during the 36-hour event, with teams typically composed of developers, designers, project managers, finance and legal experts and digital enthusiasts. The teams’ final products will be judged by a panel of experts for the chance to win the following prizes: 1st Prize – £1000 in Bitcoin (BTC), sponsored by C5 Alliance, delivered by Blockcraft Exchange, 2nd Prize – £500 in BTC, sponsored by Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund (GABI) and 3rd Prize – 3x TREZOR devices, donated by SatoshiLabs.

Digital Jersey’s continued support of the Hackathon reflects part of its mission to support and develop Jersey’s digital sector, and reflects the organisation’s recognition of FinTech as a vital and current factor in this process.

Andrew Jarrett, Director at Digital Jersey commented:

“Digital Jersey is proud to support HackJsy’s FinTech Hackathon and once again offer the Hub as a collaborative workspace for the event. The Hackathon provides the opportunity for great and enthusiastic minds of all levels to get together to explore fresh ideas that could be really beneficial to Jersey’s financial sector, and the wider community.”

Attendance for this event is free; if you would like to register for a place, please visit the Eventbrite link here. Please note that spaces are limited. 

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