Scholars compete in Deutsche Bank Charity Hackathon

9 November 2016

A team of three Arkwright Scholars, supported by their Deutsche Bank Mentors, took part in the global 24-hour charity Hackathon organised by Deutsche Bank's Chief Technology Office (CTO) on 9 and 10 November. Teams took part from Deutsche Bank offices across the world, joined by live video links, and were made up of Deutsche Bank staff, interns and contractors. The aim was to produce an App that would benefit the Autism charity 'Autistica' - which is Deutsche Bank's charity-of-the year in 2016 and 2017. The Opening Ceremony for the Hackathon was attended by Arkwright CEO, Dr Martin Thomas, who was interviewed about the benefits of the Arkwright Engineering Scholarships and how Deutsche Bank staff can get more involved in the scheme.

The Arkwright team (Rohan Bungre, Thomas Foster and Andrew Ferguson - all sponsored by Deutsche Bank) performed very well against teams with many decades more experience, and thoroughly enjoyed the event.