The Australian Payments Council to host Challenge Design Workshop
Alice Markie
Alice Markie

Former Marketing Coordinator, Payments Direction

The Australian Payments Council is inviting organisations with an interest in payments to be part of its Challenge Design Workshop at the Spark Festival Sydney on Friday, 28 October 2016.

The workshop will focus on designing a range of challenges to be used in a hackathon early next year. It will give a range of organisations – large and small – a chance to discuss the wider benefits of making data available.

If you would like to participate in the workshop, register for the event here.

The Hackathon

Next year’s hackathon will demonstrate that sharing data can lead to creation of new customer-facing services.

Using data provided by a number of financial institutions, a retailer, and the payment schemes – this hackathon will help inform the industry’s approach to APIs.

Prizes will be awarded to top teams, as judged by the Council and major FinTech representatives.

The Spark Festival

From the 22nd to the 30th of October, the Sydney start-up ecosystem comes alive with a nine-day celebration of innovation and the culture of entrepreneurship. This diverse and inclusive program of events, many of them free, showcases the creativity and energy across the exciting start-up sector.

With over 90 events and activities spanning 14 different tracks, the Spark Festival program invites you to take a look at what’s happening across the entire start-up ecosystem. Click here for more info.


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