Global Payments and Realex to run transAtlantic 'appathon'

Source: Global Payments

Global Payments Inc. (GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services, announced today that it will collaborate with its subsidiary Realex Payments to host an interactive financial app hackathon on March 11-12, 2016 in Atlanta and London.

The FinAppsParty will host talented developers, designers and programmers of mobile payments apps that will compete in teams of up to four members over a 24-hour period. For each location, judges will select the three innovative payments applications that best simplify the shopping experience for consumers and merchants while expediting the checkout process via a mobile device.

"As part of our ongoing commitment to support the innovators in the fintech community, Global Payments and Realex Payments are thrilled to host the FinAppsParty in Atlanta and London,” said Frank T. Young, SVP, Global Product and Innovation. “We look forwarding to seeing the creative ideas that stem from the energy of this exciting event.”

Global Payments’ Atlanta Event

The FinAppsParty in Atlanta will begin at 6:00pm US ET at Global Payments’ Headquarters, 10 Glenlake Parkway, North Tower, Atlanta, GA 30328. Winners will be announced at the 2016 Georgia Technology Summit on March 17, 2016.

Participants of the Atlanta event will compete to create applications that enhance the mobile shopping experience by utilizing a smartphone, wearable or other connected device.

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