September 27, 2015 3:42 pm
Updated: September 27, 2015 10:14 pm

Canada’s best coders compete in Montreal hackathon

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MONTREAL – The country’s best coders were holed up at Notman House in Montreal  this weekend to participate in the Master’s of Code competition.

The hackathon, is a chance for Canadian developers to show off their know-how, by creating an app that makes it easier for people to learn, travel, commute or shop.

Montreal hackers were asked to develop an app to simplify commerce in a digitally connected world. Judges were looking for teams that could demonstrate artful coding and design skills, while articulating clear business objectives.

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Teams were given two minutes to present their finished product, and one minute to answer questions from the judges.

One team’s idea was to enable peer-to-peer financial transactions, while adding a layer of authentication based on bio-metrics.

The regional event is one of many being held around the world as MasterCard scours the globe looking for the world’s most creative and innovative coders. Winners of each regional event, will be flown to Silicon Valley in December to compete for the grand prize of $100,000 and the title Masters of Code.

Montreal winners have yet to be announced.

To learn more about the types of apps being developed in each regional competition consult the Masters of Code website.

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