MasterCard will kick off its Masters of Code competition via a London hackathon on November 14-15. London is the last of 12 global hackathons with 3,000 of the world’s best developers battling for USD 100,000 worth of prize money if they can come up with an innovation that uses MasterCard’s payments platform and benefits city dwellers.
Sponsored and hosted by MasterCard and organized by AngelHack, the Masters of Code competition is a series of weekend-long hackathons that have brought together the world’s top developers, designers and entrepreneurs to take on MasterCard’s APIs.
The theme of the event is Connected Cities, and participants will be asked to create solutions to everyday problems that Londoners endure, encouraging more seamless navigation of the city.
Alongside MasterCard, Transport for London will also open its technology up for the event.
The winners of the London event will compete in a Silicon Valley grand final for the prize money, against the victors from the other events held in cities including Sydney, New York and Singapore.
Using these APIs, developers will have access to unsurpassed assets, data and products from MasterCard focused on powering commerce on a global scale. The participating teams will compete to create innovative prototypes that demonstrate artful coding and design skills while also articulating clear business use cases – all focused on driving the next generation of commerce applications.
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