THack@WIT, an open travel hackathon, organized jointly by WIT and Tnooz, was once again held in conjunction with the Web In Travel conference in Singapore Oct 15-17.
This year’s THack@WIT was a virtual event with developers gathering in Singapore to showcase their solutions in front of a live audience at the WIT Bootcamp on October 15. The winning solution was picked by a panel of judges and announced at the WIT Conference, Oct 16-17.
Developers were invited to take part in this annual hackathon aimed at bringing together travel industry APIs and the development community to brainstorm and create new digital travel products and web or mobile-based tools.
With Abacus as the Foundation Partner, THack@WIT is an evolution of the successful internal developer days held by Abacus in previous years at WIT. This year’s sponsors included Expedia Affiliate Network and Travelport GDS.
Last year’s THack@WIT was attended by about 30 developers from across the region and produced a winning solution, “‘Find Your Travelling Parent”.
Developers from across the travel, tourism and hospitality industry were welcome to attend, as well as engineers and technicians from local academic institutions in the region. The event was FREE for developers to attend and participate.
And of course, the networking event Appy Hour returned again this year. Hosted by WIT and Tnooz, it had Abacus International as the exclusive GDS sponsor.
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED
Winners for THack@WIT 2012
• Skyscanner (for teams with 2 or fewer members)
• Flocations (for teams with 3 or more members)
(Both pictured below with Kevin May of Tnooz)
See here for article on the winning apps.