After hosting a successful 24-hour hackathon at our Southlake headquarters last August we’re about to take our hackathon chops to the international hotbed of tech innovation – London! This tech-savvy metropolis has a higher concentration of tech start-ups than any other European city. The new Traveltech Lab is London’s first ever shared office space dedicated to travel tech start-ups and a great testament to the city’s emerging innovation scene. For us, it was just one more reason to take our hackathon to the Impact Hub Westminster in central London.
To #ReinventTravel is our mission, and some of the brightest minds in travel technology will be participating at #DestinationHack London on June 27th and 28th. Destination Hack is already brimming with creative ideas that hold the promise of redefining the future of travel. The inherent excitement of hackathons stems from the possibility that at any moment, a new era of travel technology could be born. With over a dozen countries represented that include a diverse mix of participants – such as startups, established travel and technology companies, independent developers, and students – this travel hackathon is set to fuel the transformation of global travel experience.
So what exactly is going to happen at #DestinationHack? In a nutshell, it’ll be 24 hours of coding frenzy where Europe’s most disruptive developers will compete against the clock to build a new app that could be considered “the next best thing in travel”. Developers will be hacking away to win the grand prize of £10,000, the competitive juices will be flowing. Along with an endless supply of food and energy drinks, participants will also have Sabre Dev Studio at the top of their toolbox – an open developer platform that includes a range of innovative tools and resources – as well as access to a number of APIs and tools provided by leading sponsors.
Hacks can be anything that brings travel technology to the next level – from beacon technology, a mobile app, or a wearable device… you name it. But it must be original, well designed and – most importantly – scalable. Impressing the judging panel will be no easy feat – it will consist of some of the industry’s most influential players, which include:
- Greg Webb, President of Sabre Travel Network
- Jon Bradford, Managing Director, Techstars London
- Mark Campbell, Chief Information Officer, Dorchester Collection
- Karl Peterson, Senior Partner, TPG (former CEO of Hotwire)
It’s not too late to register! Click here to complete the registration form and we hope to see you in London!