Playbook

Next Level

Hackathon rethought

We are turning Symbioticon 2020 completely digital and making a virtue out of necessity. This year again, you will have to convince our jury to take your idea to the next level. But this time you have even more chances as a team: Win the audience for your idea by sharing your progress in your team feed. This feed is available from Level 1 on and offers you the possibility to describe, upload and link your progress. In return you will receive Badges, which secure you additional important bonus points. Also special is the time frame in which Symbioticon takes place this year. We start with an intensive first level over two days and full program. From the second level on you will have enough time to develop your ideas besides your daily business.

Tracks

The tracks are the red threads of the hackathon and limit the playing areas a bit. By choosing a track you decide which problem or challenge you want to work on. For the whole hackathon we will provide you with experienced experts of the respective tracks. They support you during the whole hackathon as sparring partners and in the development of your idea. If specified, the given APIs and technologies of the track should be used.

Schedule

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Levels & Incentives

There are three levels with different challenges and over different periods of time. In the first level you have to develop and present an idea within 48 hours. Only the best five teams of the respective tracks will advance to the second level and receive a prize money of 2.000€. In the second level you have to work on your idea, develop a prototype, test and improve it. Only the best team of each track will enter the third level and get another prize money of 10.000€. The last level is no longer just about the idea. You also have to prove that you can work together as a team and that you are able to respond to challenges. The best team of the trackfinalists will win an additional 20.000€.

AHOI Special

Also this year there will be special prices for the use of Sparkassen APIs. The winners will be selected by experts of the Star Finanz AHOI Team. To win one of the special prizes, simply apply via the slack channel of the AHOI Partner Team. 1.000€ for the team that shows in Level 1 the best concept how to use the APIs in the developer portal for their idea. Using the AHOI API gives you an advantage. 2.000€ for the team, which shows the best technical concept in Level 2 and uses the APIs in the Developer Portal or at least tried them out. The use of the AHOI API gives you an advantage. 5.000€ for the team that demonstrates the best technical implementation in Level 3 based on the APIs in the Sparkassen Developer Portal and integrates customer/account information via AHOI or the Banking-API.

Badges

The badges are an integral part of this year's hackathon, with which we want to transport part of the live feeling of recent years into the digital space. You can unlock some badges in the levels yourself by selecting the corresponding label [] in your team feed. Badges without label marking, are issued automatically or by the partners.

Level 1
+50P.
You have founded your team in time.
+50P.
You have received most of the Likes in one day.
+50P.
[LIVESTREAM] You have successfully streamed on Twitch.
+50P.
[PREVIEW] You have shared mockups of your idea.
+50P.
[PITCH] You presented your idea in less than 3 minutes.
Level 2
+50P.
[LIVESTREAM] You have successfully streamed on Twitch.
+50P.
[PREVIEW] You have shared a prototype of your idea.
+50P.
[USER INSIGHTS] You have shared a user survey of your idea.
+50P.
You have survived the feedback session.
+50P.
[PITCH] You presented your idea in less than 5 minutes.
Level 3
+50P.
You have received most of the Likes in one week.
+50P.
[LIVESTREAM] You have successfully streamed on Twitch.
+50P.
[PREVIEW] You have shared a POC/MVP of your idea.
+50P.
You have shared your roadmap.
+50P.
You have survived the code review.

Experience Points

In total you can collect 1000 Experience Points (XP) per level. A first place on the jury will earn you 500 XP. A first place at the Crowd 250 XP. All badges of a level together also bring 250 XP. The placement of the teams depends on the total number of points.

Voting

The jury will be different for each level and track and will evaluate according to different criteria. In Level 1 and 2 the jury will be composed of experts from the respective track partners. The criteria for the first level are "idea", "pitch" and "fit to track". The criteria for the second level are "Progress", "User focus" and "Feasibility". In the third level, there is an overarching jury that evaluates solely according to the criterion "Fit to Sparkassen Finanzgruppe". The votes result in the following point allocation depending on the placement: 500, 309, 191, 118, 73, 45, 28, 17, 11, 7, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1 . Crowd voting works the same way in all levels. All persons registered on Symbioticon can leave a VOTE with their favorite teams. From the ranking of the votes, the crowd experience points of the teams they receive in the level are calculated. The votes result in the following point allocation depending on the placement: 250, 155, 95, 59, 36, 23, 14, 9, 5, 3, 2, 1

Fairplay

We wish for a hard fought, exciting but very fair competition. Sabotage of other teams causes exclusion from the competition. Should teams use hacks, bugs, glitches or similar on the platform to gain an advantage, we reserve the right to intervene at our own discretion. No ideas or content with insulting, right-wing extremist or pornographic backgrounds are allowed on the platform.

Program

All dates in the overview

As in previous years, Symbioticon 2020 goes beyond the pure hackathon format. We offer a comprehensive supporting program on the three core topics GREEN FINANCE, NEW WORK and ALL DIGITAL. In livestreams and online contributions we show keynotes, impulse lectures and enable virtual networking formats. Everyone who is registered on the platform has free access.

Program

Highscore

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

The will to win! Did you win all the badges, the crowd and convince the jury? Here you can not only see what you have, but also what you need to win. All teams in the tracks sorted by placement and level.

Highscore

FAQs

Any questions left?

Still got no clue? No problem! You can find a summary of the most important questions and answers on the onboarding page. If you still have questions left, you can also contact us directly via E-Mail.

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Symbioticon is the saving banks finance groups annual hackathon organised by the Sparkassen Innovation Hub (S-Hub). In recent years, the concept has already gone far beyond a pure developer competition. The fusion of Hackathon, conference and networking event brought together different interest groups. The teams created trend-setting product ideas for the Sparkasse of tomorrow - the best won highly remunerated prizes.

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