Can You Hack It Hong Leong Bank Hong Leong Islamic Bank


Can You Hack It 24-hour hackathon 2.0 returned in 2019 following its successful debut the year before. The energy and out-of-box creative thinking that the original gangs/participants demonstrated through the disruptive platform were so impressive that we just had to have another round of hackathon. More than 50 teams of three participated to develop digital prototypes for business challenges posed by the Bank, with Rakuten RapidAPI and Google Cloud coming onboard as partners. With more focus on delighting the customers through a smarter banking experience, the teams were given thousands of APIs to enable greater functionality and flexibility in their solutions. Under this digital innovation push, apart from potential employment opportunities, participants also had the chance to collaborate with the Bank to commercialise their ideas and some of them had interned and also joined full-time. With over 150 FinTech developers and designers in one place, the limit of their creativity and imagination in the field of disruptive technologies were beyond expectation, which is what we’re sourcing for, to make banking #simplysimple. Check out the rest of the page to see the rush and fuss of the event.

2019 Past Winners

First Runner-up

Khor Philemon,
Chee Wai Xiong &
Benjamin Yau

Grand Champion

Low Voon Hao,
Low Poh Yee &
Ng Yap Ping

Second Runner-up

Ng Sue Teng,
Hew Hui Shan &
Taher Alkamel

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