Backbase 2015 Hackathon

Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and last Saturday marked the end of the very first Backbase Hackathon. The projects presented during an exhausting, yet rewarding weekend exceeded our expectations, and we have been amazed by the great results! The 1st Backbase Hackathon edition has been a huge success. We turned our crazy, cool and innovative ideas into real ideas, and we’re extremely thankful to the almost 50 participants from Backbase and our partners Levi9, GeckoSolutions, JetBrains and ITgma. Thank you so much, everybody, on the Backbase team who worked hard to organize the event, and to all of those who didn’t make it to our office. We hope we see you next time! So, what was…
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Backbase Hackathon : 1st Edition !

We are very excited to announce our 1st edition Backbase Hackathon is here!  The idea came from wanting to bring the best talent together, to share our favorite frameworks, project successes, and intelligent and creative hacks we use for issues cropping up on a daily basis. As any other event of this kind out there, our 1st Backbase Hackathon will be about celebrating how far we have come, with the challenge of pushing our skills to the max with a time-limited exercise in creating team-based hack demos over two days. It’s also a unique chance to try something new, driven by the competitive spirit. Collaboration, knowledge-sharing and fun are at the core of our Hackathon! As Backbase is growing bigger…
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Design Patterns and why they matter. Chapter 1

If you are reading this post I am pretty sure of two things: You have heard about Design Patterns before and someone told you that they are cool. You want to improve your coding skills. This series of post will introduce the reader to Design Patterns and the reasons behind their usage in the day-to-day work as front-end/fullstack developers. I have been working for years using Design Patterns in some different languages (Java, Ruby and Javascript) and in all these years I have answered the same questions for people that were not aware about how to use them. These posts will show up a conversation between two colleagues where the most important ideas will be answered. Our players will be…
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Webinar: Building a Smarter Bank, with Ron Shevlin

Yesterday we hosted our webinar ‘Building a Smarter Bank’ together with Ron Shevlin. In this webinar, Ron Shevlin, author of Smarter Bank, Snarketing Blogger & analyst at Cornerstone Advisors (before he worked at Aite Group and Forrester), provides a no-nonsense framework to address broad issues impacting banking’s rapidly changing business model. The webinar addresses topics such as innovation, big data, customer engagement, mobile payments, personal financial management, and the changing financial behaviors of consumers, in particular, the Millennials. With technological developments and upstarts threatening to disrupt and displace established financial institutions, what should banks and credit unions do to defend their positions, and to grow and thrive in the new world of banking? In short, it’s about how to become a…
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Backbase went to FrontTrends in Warsaw.

Two weeks ago, we were a sponsor of the Front-Trends Conference in Warsaw. We spent three days helping with technical discussions around web and mobile development, discovering the newest trends, technologies and ideas in front-end development. We also had a chance to talk about the evolution of Front-end Style Guides and present some Backbase plans with BLOC (Backbase Library of Components) initiative. Our BLOC evangelist and active open source citizen, Robert Haritonov, presented a talk called ‘The Style Guide Platform’ (video coming soon). In his talk, Robert covered a set of modern tools and future development workflows enhanced with integrated communication features, automated testing capabilities and Style-Guide-driven development approach. Thanks to broad experience with maintaining open source SourceJS.com Style Guide…
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