Hackathon in Hamburg to offer IATA’s next-gen APIs for air travel

Tnooz brings its THack roadshow to Hamburg, Germany, our third continent for a hackathon in as many months.

This hackathon will get its hands on next-generation APIs to solve digital problems that airlines worldwide are extremely interested in right now.

Co-sponsored with the industry giant IATA (International Air Transport Association) and with Jet Messaging Technologies, THack Hamburg will run from Friday 16 October to Sunday 18 October.

It will give developer and designers the chance to build travel technology products and tools.

Individuals and teams with any skillset (developer, UX designer, business analyst, product manager,etc.) can participate. Participation/entry is FREE, but registration via Eventbrite is required.

Individuals and teams will build a travel product solution for one of three problem statements.

Total cash prizes of US$10,000+ (Euro 9,100+) to be awarded.

THack Hamburg will let developers get their hands on IATA’s next-generation, NDC-compliant APIs for airline shopping and related travel services. IATA’s XML-based New Distribution Capability (NDC) standards provide consumers with the same experience no matter where they do their shopping.

THack’s sponsoring organizations and API providers, including Hotelbeds, Jet Messaging Technologies, SITA, Airbus BizLab, IBM, HPMake It Social, and Sabre, will give access to their technology for developers to solve a few travel challenges.

The event venue is Betahaus Hamburg.

More information.

Sponsorship opportunities.

Co-presenting API sponsor:


API sponsors:

Hotelbeds API THack Hamburg

Jet Messaging



Airbus BizLab


Make It SocialSabre

Supporting sponsor:


Venue host:

betahaus Hamburg THack Hamburg

THack Hamburg main IATA

NB: Image courtesy of trombone65/Flickr

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Sean O'Neill

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Sean O’Neill had roles as a reporter and editor-in-chief at Tnooz between July 2012 and January 2017.



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  1. SWTechnologies

    Congratulations to the ones who received the award! But everyone’s a winner in this event.

  2. Eric Lehmann

    Challenging to embrace the NDC merchandising solution and to maintain a high-level of user experience. I look forward to the outcome. http://bit.ly/1gdKxbU

  3. Decebal

    The first link is broken. Please review it 🙂

  4. Ian

    I’m in Hamburg right now on my travels, wish I could make it!


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