What a success!

First National Bank of Omaha invited developers, designers, and other talented 3-person teams to participate in a 48 hour hackathon hosted in the First National Tower Wintergarden, September 27-29, 2013.

The Challenge

Curious to see what challenge was posed?



We received 12 amazing product submissions at Code 1 in 2013, but after many difficult discussions the judges picked a winner.

Congratulations to our 1st place team: Aditya Relangi, Preston Badeer, and Sourabh Chakraborty!

Click here to see the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams and screen shots of their submissions.


Contact Us

Contact Us

The inaugural Code 1 was held at the First National Bank Tower September 27-29, 2013. Interested to see who won? Click here.

Information about the 2014 Code 1 is coming soon. In the meantime, please use the accompanying form to submit questions or comments.


  • 1st place $10,000

• Aditya Relangi
• Preston Badeer
• Sourabh Chakraborty

  • 2nd place $2,000

• Austin Lubker
• Ben Doan
• Mitchel Bruckner

  • 3rd place $1,000

• Ajay Medury
• Brian Newton
• John Oerter

First National Bank challenged hackers to design and develop a unique and innovative crowdsourcing web-based application*

  • Must provide a Web based browser solution
  • No API is needed. FNBO and the winners will handle platform integration post-hackathon
  • Solution must either be compatible or compliant with HTML 5
  • Must support Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox/Mozilla
  • Only needs to support the latest browser version (no backward compatibility required)
  • No language restriction, however, suggested languages include .NET, PHP, Python, Java-based languages, etc.
  • May use Open Source tools & frameworks to accelerate development, but no Open Source or commercially available solutions are allowed.
  • No Flash, ActiveX, or Silverlight
  • Windows and Linux are the only allowed platforms.
  • First National Bank of Omaha will provide: Stock images, CSS style sheets, and Logos so that solutions can be implemented with consistency and provide a baseline (FNB look and feel).
  • Participants must provide their own devices & tools



The Wintergarden typically serves as an eating and meeting place for bank employees. During Code 1, the Wintergarden was transformed into a collaborative workspace for the 48-hour hackathon.

With abundant Monster™, snacks, and catered meals, hackers spent less time worrying about hunger and sleep, and more time focusing on what they do best.

  • First National Bank, 1620 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68102