GoneHacking Hackathon

Trade It Easy

Learn how to enter the trading industry.

Inspiration

The aim behind the hackathon was to innovate within the capital markets industry. There were four main topic areas:

  1. Data and Analytics
  2. Risk Management
  3. Social Media Sentiment
  4. Employee Gamification

What it does

Developed a web application for helping young professionals hoping to get into trading stocks. We took historical data from TESCO, a company that most people will be familiar with, and then guided the users through a timeline, asking them to look at relevant newspaper articles and tweets, so that they can make a decision as to whether they would buy, or sell more stocks. If they made the wrong decision, we would try to explain what decision they should have made.

How we built it

We used Meteor for the first time, making it a lot easier to build a frontend and backend, and get them to communicate with each other which meant we could spend more time on the design of the application.

What we learned

How to use Meteor to build an application.

What we won

We won remote control drones for finishing 5th at the event.