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Barclays DerivHack 2019

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1. ISDA CDM Introduction

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2. Pre-event Use Cases Walkthrough/Participant Briefing

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3. Event Use Cases Walkthrough

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4. Partner Webinars: Digital Asset

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5. Partner Webinars: R3

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Team/Participants requirements

What are the team size requirements?

  • Teams of up to four people are welcome
  • Up to half of the team may be participating remotely.

Can I enter teams for all the DerivHack locations?

  • Organisations can enter a different team in each location, but the teams must operate independently, and they will be judged as separate teams.

What skills are required?

  • It’s a hackathon, so at least some members of the team must be able to code. Teams will be expected to simulate a market environment on a DLT or enterprise platform
  • Familiarity with both Java and JSON is necessary. This is because the ISDA CDM™ artifacts for the hackathon use cases will be in JSON format and the CDM library is in Java
  • Familiarity with post-trade processing is helpful, but not essential, as the use cases will focus on programming typical events in the post-trade space
  • Familiarity with partners’ technology platforms will be useful, as they have integrated ISDA CDM within their platforms.

What are the technology/set-up requirements?

  • Each team will be expected to provide their own hardware (e.g. laptops). They will also be expected to attend the hackathon with access to their selected DLT or enterprise platform, in order to complete the use cases
  • Teams are free to choose their own platforms and coding language. Test data will be in JSON format
  • Prior to the event, teams will be required to download from event website the test trade data
  • Partner platforms will be available for the hackathon, and the relevant SDKs and access procedures will be provided by them.


What will happen on the day?

  • Participants will arrive from 08:00AM local time to register and have breakfast. The hackathon will kick off at 09:00AM
  • Teams will have received some use cases prior to the event. The remainder of the use cases will be shared on Wednesday morning, and teams will have the remainder of Wednesday and all of Thursday to complete the use cases
  • Teams will have one opportunity each day to present to the judges. Appointments to meet the judges can be booked on the day. Judges will review the team’s approach and the solutions to the use cases, and will score them.
  • Each team will be given the option of providing a two-minute public presentation of their solution. Note this will be viewed by press journalists in the audience and a video may also be uploaded to social media such as YouTube. This presentation step is optional
  • The winner at each location will be announced at the end of Thursday as part of the final event.

Will meals be provided?

  • A light breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided each day. There will be drinks during the Thursday evening prize giving and networking event
  • There is a café on site to keep your team caffeine fuelled.

What facilities are available?

  • WiFi and workspaces will be provided at all locations
  • Teams are expected to make their own travel arrangements, including any visa requirements if applicable
  • For additional requirements or access information, please contact Barclays DerivHack.


What role will the partners play?

  • ISDA is providing the ISDA CDM for the hackathon, and ISDA representatives will be part of the judging panels
  • EY will be acting as an independent observer during the event, and will publish a report post event to highlight the key outcomes and learnings
  • DTCC and ICMA have supported the development of the use cases, to ensure they conform to industry standard process
  • Digital Asset and R3 will be providing a ledger-as-a-service to simulate a common repository for solving the use cases
  • Representatives from Barclays will also be on the judging panel, and independent Barclays teams will be participating in the competition.

Where can I find out more?

  • Webinars and supporting documents will be added to the website in the run up to the event. These materials will walk through the ISDA CDM and provide an overview of the use cases and test data for the event
  • For any further questions, please contact Barclays DerivHack.
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