Owlin partners with ABN AMRO for Hackathon

Together with IBM, Infosys and ABN Amro Owlin organized a fintech hackathon

08 JUNE 2015, AMSTERDAM
Summary
Owlin supplied API for the ABN AMRO Hackathon on June 6th and co-organized the event

Owlin partnered with ABN AMRO on June 6th and organized a Hackathon for teams consisting of suppliers and the bank's employees. Owlin supplied the latest version of its API for participants to experiment with. The challenge was to find new applications and uses for the vast stream of news stories delivered and streamed by Owlin's search algorithms. Teams were made up of IT specialists of ABN AMRO, IBM, Infosys and Owlin.

Owlin's data scientists have contended and won in a number of Hackathons around the world in the past few years, and still do. So the environment is familiar, but the role is new.

"In stead of just participating, we are a partner of this event next to IBM and Infosys. Feels like we have grown up," says co-founder Sjoerd Leemhuis with a smile.

Owlin used the occasion to test the 2.0 release of the API, currently in beta, which has numerous improvements. Thanks to a complete rewrite the API works faster, is easier to use, and is ready for a lot of features that in the roadmap up ahead.

Owlin programmers and data scientists were on hand to advise teams, but they also benefitted from feedback from participants to further improve the API.

A lot of the projects that were presented during the hackathon are expected to convert to a real solutions for banking clients in the near future.

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Amsterdam-based Owlin has been developing news search and analysis tools since its inception in 2012. Owlin's proprietary search and analysis software helps you gain control over the wealth of information on the internet. Owlin scans more than 2 million news sources around the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 'turns the news into actionable intelligence'.

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