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THack developer hackathon heads west to California – SFO here we come

UPDATE:

Attendees eager to see the showcase at SFO can register here.

ORIGINAL:

Can you create something amazing using travel APIs in just two weeks? But can you also do it alongside some of the smartest developers from the hottest tech region on the planet?

If the answer is “yes” (or even “maybe”), then THack @ SFO in September 2012 is where you can show your peers and the rest of the travel industry how clever you really are.

THack is Tnooz’s unique event which brings together travel industry APIs and the development community to brainstorm and create new digital travel products and web or mobile-based tools.

Developers from across the travel, tourism and hospitality industry are welcome to attend, as well as engineers and technicians from local academic institutions in the region and other industry verticals.

The event is FREE to participate and we welcome developers from anywhere in the industry and elsewhere in the digital world.

Over the coming weeks Tnooz will coordinate the collection of APIs being made available to those taking part in the event (mail us to add your API).

THack @ SFO will follow a similar path to other THacks – developers will have TWO WEEKS to create something using the APIs we are making available, as well as using any other freely available API on the web (such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Wikipedia, et al).

A webinar will take place two weeks before the showcase to talk developers through what is available.

Those taking part will then have the opportunity to demo their efforts in front of other developers, API providers, sponsors and others at a fabulous venue on the afternoon of Thursday 20 September.

Showcase venue:

  • A special and dedicated facility within San Francisco International Airport

Developers unable to attend live can present via a pre-recorded video but must be available via Skype for questions from the judges.

Watch this space for details of the prize fund!

Sponsors of THack @ SFO:

APIs being made available to developers:

For details of the how to take part, contact Tnooz editor Kevin May. Commercial opportunities are available by contacting our sales team.

Previous THack events:

 
 
Kevin May

About the Writer :: Kevin May

Kevin May is editor and a co-founder of Tnooz. He was previously editor of UK-based magazine Travolution for nearly four years and web editor of Media Week UK from 2003 to 2005.

He has also worked in regional newspapers (Essex Enquirer) and started his career in journalism at the Police Gazette at New Scotland Yard in London. He has a degree in criminology and a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism.

 

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  1. Tadhg Pearson

    Great event guys, have you got any photos to share?

     
  2. Kerwin

    I would love to come check it out, but alas, I have to be in two other places and already trying to decide which place not to be; I will have to try for the next one.

     
  3. yosun

    How do developers participate? How do you sign up?

     
    • Kevin May

      Kevin May

      @yosun – mailed you.

      everyone else, contact me kevin[at]tnooz.com

       
  4. Psycho

    Would be nice if there were links to mentioned API providers.

     
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    [...] you are travel buff and love Travel APIs, then you should plan on attending the THack Developer Hackathon that will be held in San Francisco in September. The event brings together travel industry [...]

     
  6. Kyle Killion

    We are excited to get started, we are coming up with a bunch of ideas now.

     
  7. Alex

    When are you guys coming to New York?? By the way, sign me up if you’re looking for volunteers to help you organize it!

     
  8. Anna Grevtseva

    Great news! Looking forward to participating!

     
 
 

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