/ Your Challenge /


Developers, Designers, Data Scientists and Idea Generators: 

Spend the weekend at the Capital One  's Code <FAM/> Hackathon to Challenge the Future of Family Finances! Bring yourself, your laptop and your sleeping bag—we’ll take care of the rest.

Can you motivate family members to earn rewards and find interesting ways to redeem them?

Can you use data to help family members make smarter financial decisions, predict spending and protect their account?


It's all about the family

Think about:

How can you make it easier for family members to manage finances and communicate with each other?

Here's your challenge

How can you educate family members about managing their money?


Develop a solution that will help improve a family’s management of its day-to-day finances using one credit card account with added family members.


Think about a child’s first credit card, about newlyweds learning to manage their finances, about parents teaching their kids the value of a hard-earned dollar. 

How can we make the family’s finances more accessible and manageable? 

Brainstorm an idea, pitch it at the hackathon and work to make it a reality. Don’t have an idea? No problem! You can join a team on-site, or work by yourself.

The event is overnight, and at the end of the event, three projects will be awarded a piece of the $50K prize.

With a Capital One credit card, account holders can grant family members—including their children and significant others—access to their account. 

An account used by the whole family can have many benefits. When family members have access to their own, unique credit cards and numbers, the account holders can:

• Monitor their children’s spending

• Build credit for each family member

• Educate first-time spenders on the value of credit

• Earn rewards



/ Prizes /






A hackathon can be quite intense, so we've created a place for you to relax and revive those creative juices.

Need to take a break from all the coding? Go to the lounge area and enjoy a giant Jenga game, a cornhole competition, and other family fun activities. 

Want to release some stress and boost your productivity? Get yourself a massage, from 6pm to 9pm on Saturday.  

Feeling a bit tired? We've got beds, pillows and blankets for you. 

And last but not least, we'll please your palate with gourmet food, including a late night ice-cream bar.

Code <FAM/> swag bags and hoodies for the first 100 through the door!

/ A Unique Hackathon Experience /

/ Event Location /

Join us at the National Union Building (918 F St NW, Washington, DC, 2004). The first 100 participants to arrive on-site will receive a welcome swag bag!

/ APIs /

Customers API: Returns customer information, e.g. card number, zip code, age

Account API: Returns lists of all users associated with a certain account

Rewards API: Returns all current and used rewards that a customer has earned, e.g. miles or cash

Transactions API: Returns transaction data, e.g. date, amount spent, merchant name

API Info

Day 2 Sunday, Nov. 5
9:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Morning Announcement + Demo Review
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM 1 Hour of Coding Left!
2:00 PM Code Freeze!
2:30 PM Demos!
4:30 PM Judging Deliberation
5:00 PM Winners Announced
5:30 PM Reception + Dinner
Day 1 Saturday, Nov. 4
8:30 AM Doors Open + Breakfast
9:30 AM Kick Off + Challenge Presentation
10:00 AM API Overview
10:30 AM Idea Pitches + Team Formation
11:30 AM Start Coding!
12:30 PM Lunch Served + Twitter Challenge
3:30 PM Activity #1
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM - Midnight Keep Coding!
Midnight -
9:00 AM
Late Night Code

/ Code <FAM/> Schedule /

Capital One is focused on making customers' lives easier. This includes finding new and innovative ways to help families manage their shared finances seamlessly. Whether you're just starting out or you're a well-established credit card user, Capital One is looking out for you. For more information on Capital One, head here.  

/ About Capital One /

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