10 teams will hack—then present—to win cash prizes.
University Exchange Hackathon
October 27, 2017
Register to be part of the inaugural UX Hackathon hosted by Barchart
Illinois Tech Students with a strong background in Computer Science
Ten teams of 3-4 Students
Registration is on a first come first-serve basis
Team captains must be pursuing a Graduate degree - Undergraduate team members are permitted
CNA Insurance Building, 333 S. Wabash
8:15am - 5:30pm
Check-In: 3rd Floor
Hacking: FinTank Office, 27th Floor
Building cool stuff is fun
Cash prizes to be awarded to top three teams
Network with FinTech industry leaders
Free swag bags to all participants
Exposure for the winning teams at FTX18
Free attendance to FTX18 for participants
First Place: $2500 | Second Place: $1000 | Third Place: $500
Students will develop a system for publishing news stories based on the financial content delivered by Barchart’s Financial Content APIs.
Students may transform any of this information into captivating stories that could include: earnings summaries, dividend announcement summaries, daily stock performance summaries, and technical trading stories.
Big media is doing this today and automated content is only going to grow as a category.
Example - The Associated Press uses Wordsmith to transform raw earnings data into thousands of publishable stories, covering hundreds more quarterly earnings stories than previous manual efforts.
Registration is now closed.
Students should deliver a system for that is rendered in a simple web GUI that is capable of displaying both the headline and the story in a standard web browser
Students should deliver a system that can demonstrate the ability to handle multiple data events, and the ability to toggle from at least one event to another is required. The ability to handle multiple event types will be viewed favorably
Students may work with any other free third-party APIs that allow them improve the output of the text which is produced
Students will be given access to Barchart's APIs three weeks prior to the competition
Barchart will arrange a Q&A session to troubleshoot any team issues once registration closes
Work may be done ahead of time to build the GUI framework, and develop the libraries to support story generation. Students may also register for access to our free APIs to get experience dealing with our APIs
8:15am-9:00am - Opening remarks and breakfast
9:00am-1:00pm - Hacking commences
1:00pm-3:00pm - Presentations - Maximum of ten (10) minutes per student team
3:00pm-4:00pm - Networking and tallying of the scores
4:00pm-5:30pm - Winners are announced