Barclays launches digital banking hackathon
Barclays and MuleSoft, a platform provider for building application networks, have teamed up to host a digital banking hackathon.
The hackathon will take place at Barclays Technology Centre Radbroke in Cheshire (UK) on 20-21 July. The event aims to foster innovation and harness technology to build a range of new financial services solutions.
Peter Josse, Barclays UK chief information officer, says: “The ability to partner with other organisations to explore new and emerging digital banking technologies and APIs is critical in understanding how we can evolve new products and services for our customers and clients”.
Uri Sarid, CTO, MuleSoft, adds that working with Barclays will “encourage new ways of thinking in banking by applying an API-led approach to connecting data, applications and devices in an application network”.
Hackathon participants will use Anypoint Platform and RAML (RESTful API Modeling Language) to develop digital-only banks, personalised products and services, and “new banking experiences” across mobile, tablet and television.