THack Mallorca 2016
When you travel, what’s your home away from home?
Hotel? Home share? Hostel? Campground? Sleeping bag on a friend’s sofa?
As travelers become increasingly confident their mobile devices and social network connections will help them find the perfect place to stay, here’s your chance to invent new digital apps to ease their journey – THack Mallorca, a hackathon dedicated to hospitality solutions.
THack Mallorca is FREE for professional and student developers and offers the chance for teams of up to five developers to win their share of at least EUR5,000 in cash and other prizes.
Produced by Tnooz and co-presented by Hotelbeds, THack Mallorca will take place at the University of the Balearic Islands Friday night May 6 through Sunday May 8. The weekend hackathon offers access to APIs and other technology provided by leading travel technology companies.
Among the API and technology providers are Hotelbeds, a leading source of hotels to the industry, and XapiX, which provides software enabling direct connection to e-commerce API endpoints. Both companies will have support team on-site to assist developer teams.
The hackathon will be organized as two contests of up to 100 developers, each with its own prizes. One track will be for students, the other track will be for professional developers.
The focus of the hackathon will be disruption and innovation in the travel and hospitality industries, with an emphasis on mobile applications that enhance traveler experiences.
As an incentive, registered developers will be offered discount accommodations by Hotelbeds on Mallorca or other destinations in Hotelbeds’ private-label database of hotels and resorts. Participants will receive links and discount codes following registration.
Details on the challenges for this hackathon will be updated shortly. Tnooz has run dozens of successful hackathons, including recent ones in Beijing, Bengaluru, São Paulo, and most recently in Berlin.
All participants on developer teams MUST register and compete on-site in Palma at the university around-the-clock Saturday and Sunday before presentation of their projects to an independent judging panel.
Free registration required:
Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Ella Sopp (EMEA, firstname.lastname@example.org), James Craven (Americas, email@example.com) or Jay Shah (APAC, firstname.lastname@example.org).
NB: Palma de Mallorca image via Shutterstock.
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