Show up to Showdown!Millions of transactions occur every day. Think about that: every single day millions of 1’s and 0’s fly through mainframes. But written in that code is the livelihood of people, small businesses, even huge companies.At the Discover® Global Network API Showdown Hackathon, we’re looking for the brightest minds in FinTech to compete for one of two cash prizes of $8,000 and $3,000 each.And the best part? We’re offering travel stipends of $350 per person for you to fly out to Chicago and compete.The Challenge for the Discover® Global Network API Showdown is simple: the best use of Discover® Global Network APIs wins it all.Utilizing the provided Discover® Global Network APIs, leverage these technologies together to create the best hacks that would affect one of two market segments, 1) the user or 2) the customer. Grand Prize:Cash Prize: $8,000USDMoney 20/20! Your team will be flown to the Money 20/20 Conference October 22-25, 2017, put up in Vegas, and given a booth to pitch your idea to the top financial leaders on the globe.Runner Up Prize:Cash Prize: $3,000 USDGadgets: GoPro for Each Member of the Team2nd Runner Up Prize:Gadgets: Amazon Echo & Amazon Echo Dot products for each member of the team"Amazon, Amazon Echo & Amazon Echo Dot are trademarks of Amazon".Wednesday, October 11th:6:30-8:30 pm Pre-Discover Virtual Session via WebExMeeting number: 627 731 986Webex link: Here!Video address:Dial email@example.comAudio connection: +1-510-338-9438 USA TollAccess code: 627 731 986Saturday, October 14th:9:00am - Doors Open & Breakfast10:00 am - Opening Ceremony & Presentations from Partners (please note who you’d like to speak here)11:00am - Coding Begins12:00 pm - Lunch1:00 pm - Breakout Session6:00 pm - Dinner10:00 pm - Pitch Workshop12:00 am - Midnight Snack12:00- 8:00am - Hack through the night**If you would like to hack overnight the event will be open and staffedSunday, October 15th:7:00am - Breakfast12:00pm - Lunch1:00 pm - Submission Deadline2:00 pm - Round 1 Judging3:00 pm - Judge Deliberation3:30pm - Awards4:00 pm - Event CloseEach submission will be scored in each round based on the following criteria with a minimum score of 0 and maximum score of 20 points, with the final score being the average of the judges’ scores:Simplicity (5 points): Is the application simple to use and can the team explain it clearly in three sentences or less?Creativity (5 points): How creative was the team in developing an innovative solution for the challenge?Impact (5 points): Did the team create an application that can have a real and valuable impact?Design (5 points): Was the UX/UI intuitive and appealing?TEAMS OF UP TO 5 PARTICIPANTS ARE ALLOWED. ALL TEAM MEMBERS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT TO COMPETE.YOU MAY NOT BEGIN YOUR PROJECT UNTIL THE COMPETITION OFFICIALLY BEGINS. PLEASE DON'T COME IN AND BUILD ON TOP OF PREVIOUS PROJECTS IF YOU WANT TO WIN.TEAMS HAVE FULL OWNERSHIP OF EVERYTHING THEY BUILD AT OUR EVENTS AND ARE FREE TO DO WITH IT AS THEY WISH.WINNING TEAMS WILL BE SUBJECT TO A CODE-REVIEW AT SOME POINT FOLLOWING THE EVENT OR IMMEDIATELY BEFORE WINNING.