On Sunday, February 10, in South Jakarta, team HAK was named as the first prize winner of Hack of Thrones, a hackathon hosted by Indonesian coding school Binar Academy and e-commerce giant Tokopedia, in partnership with Proud Media Group.
Consisted of three members Ahmad, Aulia Hakiem Noersedya, and Khalil Ambiya, the team built a platform called KYCepat, a blockchain-based peer-to-peer (P2P) network for banks, financial institutions, and other businesses to perform know-your-customer (KYC) tasks.
The team beat 30 other participants in the competition and won a IDR25 million (US$1,782) cash prize.
In addition to the cash prize, they also won the opportunity to join a Golang and Swift training with Tokopedia’s engineering team.
They would also be put on a fast-track to the last stage of Tokopedia’s employee recruitment process.
“The app is interesting on its own, but it is even more interesting seeing the team members prepare everything in a short time with the help of mentors from Tokopedia, which a very rare opportunity,” said Binar Academy Founder and CEO Alamanda Shantika in a press statement.
Hack of Thrones is a coding competition that challenged participants to develop solutions in under 24 hours.
The solutions are being divided into three categories: Marketplace, fintech (cashless payment), and online-to-offline (O2O) solutions.
Having attracted 350 applicants, the event was part of Restrospekt!, a tech conference and job fair event set to be held in Serpong, Tangerang, on March 16.
The conference will invite tech industry players to talk about how they deal with failures in their career.
In addition to HAK, the hackathon also named Orientaru as second and apt-get winner as third prize winners.
Orientaru built a cashless payment app called Kocek while apt-get built an O2O retail solutions called B-SmART. The two teams won the opportunity to join the same Golang and Swift training with Tokopedia