BANDUNG-Seeking a fresh idea of digital banking innovation that can simplify banking activities, PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) held Financial Hackathon (Finhacks) #Codescape 2017 competition that will take place on August 26th and 27th at the BCA Learning Institute, Sentul .
As a warm-up, BCA held Mini Finhacks Bandung as an event to embrace software developers packaged in sprint coding format in Bandung.
BCA Senior Executive Vice President Hermawan Thendean revealed that Mini Finhacks was held considering that developers and practitioners of information technology are now playing a significant role in the banking world as seen from the variety of emerging digital banking products.
"In the development of innovation ideas, we hope the developers can listen to the needs of society to the banking world. Digital banking innovation that reflects the needs of society, especially millenial generation, which we expect from the implementation of this Mini Finhacks, "he told reporters in Bandung, Tuesday (15/08/2017)
Not only the sprint coding in Mini Finhacks Bandung, BCA in collaboration with Daily Social also held a talk show titled "Create Your Own Digital Bank" which discusses how to create digital banking applications that can make banking services easier, safer and fun for the lifestyle of customers -day.
Present as a guest speaker, Senior Vice President of BCA Fransiscus Kaurrany, Dycode CEO Andri Yadi, and 2016 Finish First Winner Fariz Tadjoedin.
"Inspired by Chat Banking's first-choice Finhacks #HackbyTheBeach idea last year, BCA made a new innovation given the name of VIRA or Virtual Assistant Chat Banking BCA that can be accessed through some popular chat apps, Facebook Messenger, LINE and Kaskus Chat."
Through this Mini Finhacks, Hermawan hopes to come back to find innovative digital banking application ideas that can answer customers' needs. In the upcoming 2017 Finhacks, developers will develop applications with a fresh atmosphere at the BCA Learning Institute, Sentul. According to the theme #Codescape, which has a double meaning of code and landscape, "said Franciscus Kaurrany, Senior Vice President of BCA.
After talkshow was held, sprint coding competition or 'coding race' was held duration of three hours for work of application project which is contested by each team. The winner of sprint coding is determined by the speed, the accuracy of the output, and the suitability of the solution with the problem. Five winning sprint coding teams took home a total prize of Rp20 million as well as a golden ticket to Finchack Finals #Codescape 2017 at BCA Learning Institute, Sentul.
"Creating digital banking applications is not easy. It is necessary to establish a development vision for the implementation to be directed. Focusing on customer experience is important, can be started by understanding the needs of the community. Most importantly, try to start development by integrating bank services with the Internet of Things that everyday customers use. To the developer friends who follow Mini Finhacks Bandung, hopefully one of you become the champion Finchack # 201Security, "he concluded. (MAT)