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!

Showcase venue:

Watch this space for details of the prize fund!


APIs being made available to developers:

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

Previous THack events:

More information about THack Sydney:

NB: Australia keyboard image via Shutterstock.

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About the Writer :: Kevin May

Kevin May was a co-founder and member of the editorial team from September 2009 to June 2017.



  1. Alessandro Bahgat

    Is there any way to get notified about when/where the next THack will happen?

    • Kevin May

      Kevin May

      @alessandro – thx for your message. We usually announce via a post, so easiest way is to sign up to the email newsletter. Hope that helps.

  2. Charlotte Lamp Davies

    Kick off in two days. Should be exciting to follow the Tnooz Thack in Australia. Good luck to all participants. DataArt hopes to participate in London Thack event again later this year.

  3. Simon Lenoir

    THack will be more than welcome in Fishburners, the largest community of entrepreneurs in Australia and home of many travel startups. Moving to Fishburners in Rezdy’s early stage was one of my best decision as the CEO.


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