Rocketeers have a passion for helping brands develop innovative ways to serve their customers. When Capital One recently opened their innovation center, The Garage, in conjunction with a Hackathon challenge, some Rocketeers simply couldn't resist.
The Coding for Good Hackathon was a two-day event that brought together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and innovators from Universities to build mobile apps or web platforms that give people financial empowerment. Whether it’s a youth opening his first bank account or an adult coming to terms with money management, this was a chance to solve some of the toughest challenges facing many people within the community. A panel of technology and financial service experts, including Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, judged the teams.
Students were competing for a $10,000 prize purse that included a $5,000 grand prize for the winning team, plus iPad Mini’s for each team member.
Rocketeers Justin Ehlert, Colin Campbell, Alex Gwyn and Nelson LeDuc were among the winners of the Capital One Coding for Good Hackathon.
Their app, FinanSir, is meant to be a personal finance butler. It looks at a users spending history and tells them what they can do differently to improve their financial standing. FinanSir sends users intelligent notifications to make sure they are always up-to-date financially. By informing users of financial opportunities and their benefits, FinanSir can ensure that they get on the right track towards financial stability.