Galileo Sponsors 2020 HackTheU: Utah’s Largest Hackathon Attracts Top Collegians from Around the World for a Weekend of Coding

October 7, 2020

Follow Galileo
Follow Galileo LatAm

For the fifth consecutive year, Galileo is lead sponsor of the University of Utah’s HackTheU marathon coding competition. This year’s event—the first to be held entirely virtually—expects a huge turnout because college students can compete from anywhere in the world, and participation is free of charge to undergraduate and graduate students.

Galileo CEO Clay Wilkes and SoFi’s Executive Vice President Jennifer Nuckles launch the competition on Friday, Oct. 16 at 5 pm MT with opening remarks drawing on their successful business experience.

Wilkes, who founded Utah-based Galileo in 2000, guided the company to its position as a leading API-based payment processing platform, powering superstar companies, including Robinhood (one of the highest valued fintechs in the U.S.) and the U.S. operations of international fintechs, such as Monzo, Revolut, TransferWise and Paysafe. Nuckles, who is SoFi’s group business leader for partnerships and content and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, is also an experienced entrepreneur who started, funded and exited her own successful business.

What is HackTheU?

Work with the greatest and brightest students from around the world to make your imagination come to life with the power of technology, this year from the comfort of your own home. The next big thing comes from you, and we're offering over $10,000 in prizes for you to build it here!

Workshops and mentoring will take place throughout the event, including the Sat., Oct. 17 Galileo workshop on using the Galileo API. It starts at  11 am MT.

HackTheU concludes on Sun., Oct. 18. Submissions are due by 5 pm MT and winners will be announced at the close of the event at 7 pm MT.

Enjoy our Insights?

Recent Posts

August 8, 2023

Galileo’s AI-Driven Intelligent Digital Assistant Cyberbank Konecta Enhances SoFi Member Experience

SoFi has integrated Cyberbank Konecta into its existing tech stack, increasing member satisfaction and improving inquiry response time by more than 65%.

See More
July 31, 2023

Another Strong Quarter for SoFi Technology Platform, CEO Noto Projects More Growth Ahead

SoFi’s technology platform, which comprises Galileo Financial Technologies and the Technisys cloud-based core banking services platform, saw net revenue and total enabled accounts maintain robust growth during the second quarter of 2023.

See More
June 13, 2023

Galileo Financial Technologies Partners with Plata Card to Support Credit Card Payments

Galileo Financial Technologies partners with Plata Card to revolutionize credit card payments in Mexico, driving financial inclusion and innovation. Discover the future of seamless transactions.

See More
May 18, 2023

Galileo Financial Technologies Joins AWS Marketplace

Galileo furthers commitment in offering innovative, accessible financial technology solutions, now listed on AWS Marketplace.

See More
October 18, 2022

T. Rowe Price Introduces Emergency Savings App to Financial Wellness Offering

'Waysaver' provides an automatic solution for employers to address a key barrier to employee retirement readiness – unanticipated financial demands.

See More