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THack San Francisco – problems to be solved, new APIs added, sign up now

THURSDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER!!

More details for budding developers for the upcoming THack hackathon in San Francisco in mid-September!

We now have a total of nine APIs being made available (some exclusively and for the first time at a developer hackathon) for the coded hack event: Worldmate, WCities, Gogobot, Nor1, Sphere, FlightStats, Viator, Bynd and Travelport.

There are two streams running for THack San Francisco:

  • Coded Hack – developers have ten days to pull a hack together for the showcase. Those taking part in this ten-day hack will have three specific travel problems to try and solve (listed below) and can use any of the APIs we have made exclusively available for the event.
  • Concept Hack – developers and others can pitch an idea for a new multi-API hack.

The kick-off webinar for those taking part will be held online on Tuesday 10 September at 12pm (Pacific time). This will be a 60-minute run-through of the APIs being made available and the rules for the event.

DEVELOPERS: Contact Tnooz editor Kevin May to confirm participation now.

SHOWCASE ATTENDEES: Register your attendance at the event are now on our EventBrite page.

Problems to be solved:

1. Breakaway or stayaway: Create a service to give a traveller options for a three-day break anywhere from San Francisco by air or visiting a tourist spot within California.

2. Friend on the road:  Using mobile as the interface, develop a service to assist users on the days they travel from A to B.

3. Inspire me! Images, videos, tips and more, showcase what California has to offer the tourist and how they might get there.

4. The ultimate hack: Show us how smart you REALLY are – use every API on offer and see what comes out the other side!

Prize fund:

  • Coded hack – $2,000
  • Concept hack – $1,000

Sponsors:

Current list of APIs (more to come):

 
 
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