THack returns to London – time for developers to show off their ideas and creativity in travel
After four fabulous events in 2011, Tnooz will be returning to London for its fifth THack developer competition on Thursday 28 June.
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 for developers to attend and participate. Over the coming weeks Tnooz will coordinate the collection of APIs being made available to those taking part in the event.
THack London will follow a similar path to the first THack in February 2011 – 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 showcase their efforts in front of other developers, API providers and others in the fabulous screening room at the Soho Hotel in London on the afternoon of Thursday 28 June.
Developers unable to attend live can present via a pre-recorded video.
Watch this space for details of the prize fund!
Sponsors of THack London:
APIs being made available to developers (many more to come):
Previous THack events:
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.