ForgeRock hosting open banking hackathon

Digital identity management company, ForgeRock®, will be hosting an open banking hackathon weekend on the 21-23 September in London. The event is free and intended for developers, designers and teams to innovate, network and create interesting applications based on open banking APIs and prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.

More information including FAQs and registration can be found on the ForgeRock website.

ForgeRock has delivered a reference bank implementation, a directory, and technical sandbox for organisations looking to build and test open banking/PSD2 APIs, and the ForgeRock development team has created an open banking Technical Solution Guide on the directory. Both tools will be at the heart of the hackathon.

The judges include: chief technical officer Chris Michael, Chief Platform Officer at Starling Bank, Megan Caywood, head of digital investments and innovation at Allied Irish Banks, Johnny O’Dwyer and fintech blogger Will Beeson.

At ForgeRock, we believe Open Banking represents an enormous opportunity for organizations to comply and compete not just in financial services but across other vertical sectors, and ForgeRock remains uniquely positioned to provide leadership. Leveraging the ForgeRock sandbox and their ingenuity, our hackathon participants are set to unleash exciting applications. We will have some fun and break some stuff – all in the name of innovation.

Steve Ferris, SVP Global Customer Success, ForgeRock