Union Bank of the Philippines recently organized its 2nd U:HAC or UnionBank Hackathon and Convention at Manila during the weekend of August 27 & 28, 2016.
Themed: “FinTech Trends and Innovation Disruption in Banking”, joined by mostly students and professionals from different Universities and Institutions in the Metro as they showcased their innovative digital baking solutions to UnionBank executives and officers who served as judges and mentors held at 5/F Megatrade Hall SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila.
There were a total of 60 teams at the event with some group members meeting for the first time at the venue. The next day, all 60 teams pitched their projects to the UBP judges and mentors.
TEAMS: 2xJR, 3J’s, 4XP, Apple PI, Arctic Devs, Balisong, Bathhala, Chibot, Code Awesome, Code Sword, CodeBehind, CRAV, Flowers, FLUX.
JUDGES: Henry Aguda, Jojo Flores, John Gonzales.
TEAMS: Fraud Alert, Front n’ Back, GibLynx, Grupong Pilantropo, Haraya VR, Hatchit Solutions, HexDev, HeyPay, Innov BBz, Jackcoder Development Team, JUMPER PEEPS, KidTipid, Koud, LETS GO and LongClaw.
JUDGES: Dennis Matutina, Arup Maity, Michelle Rubio, Chris Misola.
TEAMS: Pata Team, PocketMarket, Pumping Lemons, r2bt, R4, seDATA, Silicon Implant, SMART Gilas, SPCBA, Static CJ, Swordfish, Tab, TAHO (Team Anime Holics Organization), Team Distress, Team Dublin & MJ Squad.
JUDGES: Martin Reyes, Edison Go and Martin Lopez-Vito.
TEAMS: Team Fibo, Team Huyu, Team Mamba, Team Poli, Team TBD, Team WP, Team Zealotus, teamBANG!, TeamBCSAD, The Coders Initiative, U:Hac, Wai Hasol, White Cloak, Yamete Senpai, Sanchez Patrick.
JUDGES: Mon Duarter, Paolo Baltao, John San Pedro.
Based on the criteria of Technical Difficulty, Innovation, Business Impact and Demo, the top 12 were selected. These top 12 teams again presented their projects.
Top 12th Finalists: Yamete Senpai, Static CJ, Code Awesome, KidTipid, Chibot, White Cloak, FLUX, HeyPay, the Coders Initiative, JUMPER PEEPS, Team Distress, and Silicon Implant.
The challenges ranged on coming up with potential solutions on problems centered on education, unemployment, banking in the future, pollution, climate change, healthcare, poverty, community building, disaster resilience and building sustainability.
Only three (3) teams declared winners and given prizes in the U:HAC 2016 namely: Static CJ – 2nd Runner-up, Chibot – 1st Runner-up and White Cloak – Grand Prize, respectively.
The Static CJ won 2nd Runner-up and received a cash prize of P40,000. They developed an application to simplify financial transactions and to make it as accessible as possible for small businesses and consumers.
Team Chibot was declared first runner-up for developing a Virtual Bank, a digital representation of your bank that enable clients to gain exceptional understanding of the bank services. The team received a cash prize of P60,000.
White Cloak won the Grand Price. Team White Cloak developed a project application to solve the tendentious process process and not forging UX of tele banking. To minimize too many categories and key pressing. Unfriendly Information Architecture. User had to listen on the entire menu to identify the appropriate number and service to select. The project is UBANK, a tele banking in the future. It utilizes natural language processing, advance voice recognition and used Union Banking IBM Bluemix. Log-in to your existing Unionbank online baking system. After Log-in, you will just simply say your concerns related to banking.
Bluemix is designed to make developers’ lives easier. That’s why we provide dev teams of all sizes with the flexibility to scale compute power at a very granular level, seamlessly collaborate on source code and shared APIs, and manage apps’ performance, logs and costs from a single dashboard. Log-in to your existing Unionbank online baking system. After Log-in, you will just simply say your concerns related to banking.
The presenter of the team is Mr. Donn Carlo Gamboa, a graduate of BS Management Engineering of Ateneo and currently taking-up MS Computer Science. Mr. Miguel Fermin is the Main developer of the UBANK who is working for 5 years as professional programmer and developer. The team White Cloak won the grand Prize and have doubled their prize up to P160,000 for a Digital Banking Solution Winning Project.
U:HAC 2016 was organized in partnership with eon, UNIONBANK, getgo cebu pacific, UREKA, UNIONBANK Customer Finance, ip-converge, A Space Cebu, PLDT Innolab, Manila Workshops and Blast ASIA.
University Partners: CODEC Coder’s Development Circle, School of Management and Information Technology, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Technological University of the Philippines, and Technological Institute of Philippines (TIP).
Organized by: econnext IDEAS + MEDIA CORP. and REDWIZARD EVENTS MANAGEMENT