Hackathon-style events seem to be all in the rage nowadays and they are only getting better, and Geeks would like to invite Cambodia’s top innovators to join CIMB’s latest foray, 3D Conquest.
The banking giant recently unveiled their inaugural hackathon that seeks to distinguish ASEAN’s top digital talents who can disrupt the world of banking. Participants stand a chance to win over $120,000 USD in cash prizes and a trip to Silicon Valley!
Open to all tertiary students in SouthEast Asian countries, participants can choose between the three different tracks available — Data Science, Fintech and Coding.
So what exactly is Data Science, Fintech and Coding?
Data Science refers to the organisation of large amounts of data through a blend of several tools, algorithms, and machine learning skills to optimise, target, and predict complex business problems.
FinTech is the combination of the words Financial Technology and refers to emerging technological innovations in the financial sector, some examples being mobile payments, virtual currencies, and cryptocurrencies.
Coding refers to the creation of computer programming codes, and is the primary channel for two-way communication between humans and machines.
As for the competition, the Data Science track challenges participants to solve business problems through the building of predictive models and segmentation of frameworks, the Fintech track seeks innovative and disruptive digital solutions, while the Coding track focuses on providing digital prototype solutions to the payments space.
Participating teams will be required to compete in the In-Country competition which will take place in four ASEAN cities from 30th November to 1st December as well as 7th to 8th December. Should a participant’s country not be listed in any of the four ASEAN cities, they will be assigned to the nearest one. The Grand Finales will take place from 24th to 26th January 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.
In addition to cash prizes, the winning team will also be offered employment opportunities at CIMB, as well as complimentary Cloudera Spark and Hadoop training.
Sign ups are currently opened from now till 14th October 2018.
If you are a digital entrepreneur and think you are up to the challenge, you can sign up as a team or find out more HERE!
More about the Event Organisers:
CIMB Group Holdings is a leading universal bank present in over 15 countries. Considered one of the largest investment banks in Asia, CIMB has over 850 branches serving more than 13.5 million customers. CIMB Investment Bank provides market-leading financial advice for a tailored delivery of banking solutions to their clients.
Edited by Eldon Lee