The two-day hackathon was themed “Transforming Financial Data into Financial Services.”
With the challenge at hand, participants spent the weekend putting their software engineering skills into action to ideate, design, and build fintech solutions with the Mono and Verified.ng APIs.
At the end of the hackathon, Chioma Onyekpere, an Enye Software Engineering Cohort alumnus won 1st place for her product One Pocket.
Chioma Onyekpere built One Pocket to solve the problem of tracking finances across multiple bank accounts.
According to her, “A typical has at least two bank accounts.”
For Chioma, who uses four active bank accounts per month, tracking her finances is a stressful business. One Pocket’s solution helps track all debits and credits in one place.
Everyone who participated in the hackathon registered in teams of 3 hackers. However, due to logistical issues, her teammates could not participate, and so she had to take on the challenge alone.
In under 24 hours, Chioma single-handedly ideated, designed, and built One Pocket: a daunting challenge, but one which she came out victorious!
2nd Place – Finbo
Team Anies came 2nd with Finbo, an intelligent chatbot that automatically verifies users and provides relevant information to them on request.
The team built Finbo to solve the problem of slow response that users experience when contacting customer care service.
Team Anies consisted of Aniekutmfon Ekere, Victoria Akpan, and Abdulhafiz Abdulfatai, all from The Roothub based in Uyo, Nigeria; they demoed Finbo remotely via Zoom.
Finbo, when logged in, requests for the user identification item (such as email address) to verify the user identity. Users can then interact with Finbo after authentication.