MasterCard to hold 2-day mobile payment tech developer challenge

Challenging developers

MasterCard celebrated 40 years in Canada by partnering with MaRS Discovery District to open a new networking space for entrepreneurs and announcing MasterCard N, the first payment network  developer challenge with Rogers and CIBC as co-sponsors, to be held at the MaRS Center.

The 2-day challenge will take place September 28th and 29th at MaRS and will search for Canada’s next great developer and breakthrough payment solution. With access to MasterCard’s commerce infrastructure, professional and student application developers are invited to create their own payment applications and mobile solutions.

“I think the developer challenge is a great way for coders to gain experience and think creatively. As a student this could be a great way to develop my skills and get my name out there. I also look forward to having the opportunity to use the tools and platforms provided by MasterCard”. – Liana Fisher, Co-op Student at AppHero Inc.

Working in teams, developers will leverage MasterCard’s open API and tool kit to build any type of app with a payment connection. Winners will be chosen by a prestigious judging panel that will bring together some of Canada’s most sought-after technology minds to award three top prizes of $10,000 and access to senior technology executives to pitch their app idea.

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