Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. During life’s big moments – from buying a home or a car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers – we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organisations to prevent identity fraud and crime.
Improving financial awareness, so that people can take control of their financial situation with positive, proactive decisions, is fundamental to our business strategy. Hack24 is the perfect platform for us to encourage new and innovative ways to help people manage their money better.
This year, we have set the challenge that has the potential to make a real difference. We want hackers to
Help People Understand How Money Works
For example, could you:
- help people visualise debt and compounding interest?
- create an app for parents to manage their children's pocket money?
- make a budgeting tool?
- explain the trade-offs between overpaying a loan or saving money?
We’re really excited to sponsor Hack24 and can’t wait to see what creative hacks participants will come up with to help people improve their understanding of a complex financial landscape.
Hacks will be judged by James Cameron-Williams, Head of Software Engineering at Experian.
We are looking for:
- Creativity in conveying financial information
- Positive social impact and the ways the hack could improve someone’s financial well-being
- An engaging hack for its target audience
To thank you for brightening financial futures and giving lightbulb moments, Experian is offering an Amazon Echo and Philips Hue smart bulb starter kit for each member of the winning team. The Philips Hue kit contains 3 colour bulbs, a Bridge device allowing them to be controlled by a smartphone app or the Amazon Echo, and a dimmer switch.