FNB inaugural codeFest promotes innovationJOHANNESBURG – FIRST National Bank has held its inaugural FNB codeFest, held at the Fairlands Campus in South Africa.
Some 150 FNB computer programmers and software engineers took part in the event, which carried the theme, ‘Collaborate, Create and Innovate’.
In a non-stop 24 hour coding marathon, IT experts from across the bank collaborated to build solutions that will improve the financial services and overall banking experience of customers.
‘Team Switch’ from FNB Merchant Services won first prize with its innovation involving customers using virtual credit cards to make payment through secure online facilities.
The winning team took home, 420 000 eBucks and tablets sponsored by Lenovo.
“Congratulations to the winning team for creating the FNB Virtual Credit Card. This event demonstrated true collaboration across our IT community who created new IT solutions that will benefit our customers.
“Real impact doesn´t happen in isolation, but requires action, teamwork and truly innovative ideas and it’s great to see this happening through the FNB codeFest,” says Mohammed Hassem, FNB Chief Information Officer.
Participants were judged on criteria of: excellence, efficiency, usefulness, usability, novelty, collaboration and relevance.
After building their solutions during a 24 hour period, in teams of six, all attendees voted on each other’s prototypes and the top six teams were adjudicated by a panel of leading industry thinkers.
– CAJ News
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