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Hackathon to identify digital talents for banking industry

  • Made Anthony Iswara

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 14, 2019   /  11:54 am
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A customer makes a transaction at a Bank Mandiri branch on Jl. Kramat Raya, Jakarta. in 2016.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The Jakarta Post/Jakarta Digital enthusiasts could get a golden ticket to employment with Bank Mandiri through a June 27-30 contest organized by the state-owned lender. Through the "What the Hack" competition, Bank Mandiri aims to recruit digital talents to help develop the bank’s digital banking system, said the lender's president director, Kartika “Tiko” Wirjoatmodjo. "We realize that adopting banking technology is necessary as mobile and digital services play prominent roles in people's lives,” Tiko said in a statement. Through the help of tech experts from Google, Accenture and Redhat, it is hoped that the four-day competition will help identify 150 of the best programmers, designers and software developers, split into groups of three. The judges will choose the three winning groups made up of nine individuals for full-tim...