Tnooz THack heads down under to Sydney
We’ve seen what developers can do in London, Las Vegas, Singapore, San Francisco and Boston – now it’s time to see what their Australian counterparts can muster.
That’s right, THack is going to have its debut in the southern hemisphere in the hot digital city of Sydney, the first of a number of our travel-themed hackathons being produced in 2013.
So, ask yourself these questions:
- Can you create something amazing using travel APIs in just over a week?
- But can you also do it alongside some of the smartest developers from other travel brands and industry verticals in the region?
If the answer is “yes” (or even “maybe”), then THack Sydney 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 Sydney will follow a similar path to other THacks – developers will have around EIGHT DAYS 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 NINE DAYS before the showcase on Tuesday 2 April 2013 to guide developers through what is available and the ground rules for the event (including the new problem solving element to the competition!).
Development time can take place at any point over the course of the following nine days.
Those taking part will then have the opportunity to demo their efforts in front of other developers, API providers, sponsors and others at the THack Showcase on Thursday 11 April.
We will also be opening up the venue for a full 24 hours ahead of the showcase (from early Wednesday 10 April) so developers can work together and take part in various sessions and competitions. Refreshments provided!
- Fishburners, Sydney central business district.
Watch this space for details of the prize fund!
APIs being made available to developers:
Previous THack events:
- THack London 2011
- THack Vegas 2011
- THack Boston 2011
- THack Singapore 2011
- THack London 2012
- THack @ WIT Singapore 2012
More information about THack Sydney:
NB: Australia keyboard image via Shutterstock.
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.