THack @ NYC travel hackathon

LMHQ, New York
From Nov 13th 2015
To Nov 15th 2015
See the website

Description

You love to travel, right? Maybe you're up all night dreaming about that journey of a lifetime.

Here's your chance make your next experience even more authentic, more memorable ... and help other travelers, too.

Join Tnooz and up to 100 developers for THack @ NYC at cool co-working space LMHQ for a creative and collaborative hackathon to improve travel.

Tnooz, the leading source of news and analysis about travel tech and the digital travel economy, brings our  global hackathon series to Lower Manhattan Nov. 13, 14 and 15.

THack @ NYC is open to individual developers and teams up to five members who will compete on-site for more than US$5,000 in cash and other prizes. Participation by developers is FREE and registration on Eventbrite is required. 

THack @ NYC brings together developers, designers and other digital "makers" as well as leading travel and technology companies for a creative competition that seeks solutions to real-world travel challenges.

Headline sponsors are Priceline, Sabre, Fareportal and IBM (and others to be announced).

THack's sponsoring organizations will provide access to their technology and expertise for programming solutions to the following travel challenges:

Inspiration, discovery, memories – Create an application that helps travelers decide where to go and how to share their experiences and journeys.

"Real NYC" mobile guide – In the city that never sleeps, stay up all weekend building a mobile application that helps travelers experience authentic New York and its neighborhoods and activities. (Don't forget food!)

Accommodation finder – Hotel? Hostel? Apartment-sharing? Build a recommendation engine for personalized accommodations for any traveler's style and budget.

Walk, bike, ride, fly NYC – Create an application for multiple transport choices for "getting to" or "getting around" the city ... or both. (Hint: NYC is one of the world's GREAT walking cities.)

THack @ NYC  is FREE for developers, who may compete as individuals or form teams with a range of programming, design and business development skills. Registration is required for ALL participants. Admission is limited to 100 individuals or team members (maximum of 5 members per team). Earliest date of registration will be used to determine participation if the event is over-booked. Attendees must bring their admission ticket and a photo ID to enter the event. NOTE: All hackers must compete on-site. No virtual projects will be accepted.

THack will provide table-top space at LMHQ, power, wifi and A/V presentation equipment. Developers must bring their own laptops, software tools and special presentation devices (e.g., wearable tech, presentation devices/interfaces, etc.).

Food and beverage will be provided. We'll organize a drinks meet-up Friday, Nov. 13, 6 to 9 pm for developers to meet, form teams and pick tech sponsors' brains.

Hacking begins Saturday, Nov. 14 after 9 am check-in and API provider presentations and continues until noon on Sunday, Nov. 15 at noon. Developer presentations to a panel of expert judges will follow hacking, and THack concludes with prizes awarded and networking over casual dinner.

Additional information, including THack details on sponsor APIs, will be sent to registered attendees.

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Tier 1 Sponsors

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