API Showdown: Hack Your Trip
Ladies and gentlemen, Discover Global Network has turned on the Hackathon sign. If you haven’t already done so, please read all the details below carefully.
The travel and tourism industry is the fastest-growing economic sector globally and is forecasted to contribute more than 2.6 trillion U.S. dollars to GDP by 2027. Even with tourism being a personal focus and source of income for many people globally, there are still major gaps in the way we experience it.
That’s where you come in. Discover Global Network is looking for you to create innovative solutions in a multi-trillion dollar industry that will create better experiences for the world’s nomads. Whether it helps people navigate airports or clarifies tip etiquette, we are looking to you to create the next best technology milestone in travel.
Please take your seat, register for a ticket, and make sure your seat back and your laptop are in their full upright positions. And as always, thanks for hacking with us.
RUNNER UP PRIZE
2nd RUNNER UP PRIZE
Hack the travel industry by using two to three of Discover’s APIs to create an innovative solution with the goal of improving the travel experience.
Each submission will receive a minimum score of 0 and maximum score 25 points.
Stay tuned! The final judging panel will be announced closer to the event.
- Teams of up to 5 participants are allowed. All team members must have completed the participation agreement to compete.
- Participants of this hackathon must be 18 years or older and be residents of the United States of America.
- You may not begin your project until the competition officially begins. Please don’t come in and build on top of previous projects if you want to win.
- Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning.
All developers, designers and entrepreneurs who are 18+ and U.S. Residents.
Teams can be created in advance using the Hack Your Trip Slack channel and/ or onsite and will be comprised of one to five individuals.
All code developed as part of Hack Your Trip must be fresh. Before the start of Hack Your Trip, developers can create wireframes, designs and user flows. They can also come with hardware. But to keep things fair, all code must be written onsite at Hack Your Trip. Other than that, almost anything goes and you can use any coding languages or open-source libraries.