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.
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!
- Coded hack – $2,000
- Concept hack – $1,000
Current list of APIs (more to come):
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