MasterCard announced that the MasterCard Masters of Code competition will continue its search for the best coders in the world in Singapore on March 28th and 29th. The third of ten hackathons in the year-long series, the Singapore installment will ask developers to create the best commerce experience but with also a special focus on women in technology.
Gender diversity in the composition of the teams will create bonus points during the judging process. The event will challenge the best and brightest of Malaysia’s developers and entrepreneurs to create the next big thing and have a chance at competing against master coders from across the globe in the Grand Finale Masters of Code Hackathon in Silicon Valley (US) in December.
Sponsored and hosted by MasterCard and organised by AngelHack, Masters of Code has one goal: to bring together the world’s top developers, designers and entrepreneurs to take on the MasterCard APIs to build the future of commerce. Using these APIs, developers will have access to unsurpassed assets, data insights, services and products from MasterCard that are focused on powering commerce on a global scale. The participating teams at this event will compete with a focus towards driving the next generation of commerce applications locally and globally.
The event will feature an esteemed panel of judges who will choose the winning team based on their innovation’s impact, design, creativity, simplicity and best usage of MasterCard’s APIs.
The judging panel will include:
- Dr. Virginia Cha, Entrepreneur In Residence, Singapore Management University (SMU)
- Neal Cross, Managing Director and Chief Innovation Officer, DBS Bank
- T.V. Seshadri, Group Executive, Global Products and Solutions, Asia Pacific, MasterCard
- Sebastien Taveau, Chief Developer Evangelist, Open API, MasterCard
- Michael Yap, CEO & Founder, The Co-Foundry
“MasterCard as a global technology company is committed to working with developers, designers and entrepreneurs to spur further innovation not only locally but across the globe. The Masters of Code program is an important component of our efforts to encourage innovation and engage with the broader technology community,” said Matthew Driver, President of Southeast Asia, MasterCard.
APAC-based events in the 2015 MasterCard Masters of Code competition include Sydney, Australia (February 7-8), Hong Kong (March 21-22) and Singapore (March 28-29). Additional locations for the Masters of Code series include cities in Brazil, Canada, Israel, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States, among others. Visit www.MastersofCode.com, for more information about the MasterCard Masters of Code competition including rules, judging criteria, prizes, etc.