Teams will compete to build mobile payments apps on wearable devices for cash prizes
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), one of the largest worldwide providers of payment solutions, announced today that it will collaborate with CaixaBank to host an interactive wearable financial app hackathon on October 24-25, 2014 in Atlanta and Barcelona.
The FinAppsParty will host talented developers, designers, programmers and creatives of mobile payments apps that will compete in teams of one to four members over a 24-hour period. Judges will distinguish the three best innovative payments applications from each location for wearable devices that bridge the gap between functionality and originality in graphic image, browsing and usability for consumers and merchants.
Global Payments' Atlanta Event
The FinAppsParty in Atlanta will begin at 6:00pm US ET at the Atlanta Tech Village, 3423 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. An awards ceremony will be hosted in the weeks following the event. Details will be provided at the event in October.
CaixaBank's Barcelona Event
The FinAppsParty in Barcelona will begin at 5:30pm CEST at the Palo Alto Foundation, Pellaires Street, 30-38, 08109, Barcelona. Winners from this event will be announced at the awards ceremony during the BDigital Apps congress which will take place November 11-12, 2014 in Barcelona.
FinAppsParty was launched by CaixaBank in Barcelona in 2011 and has been held annually since. In 2013, 150 app developers competing in 48 teams took part in the event. Winning projects have included apps for connecting users of near-field communication (NFC) technology, business geolocation and payment systems via social networks.
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