almost 2 years ago

Photos & final thoughts from the event

Hey all! A HUGE thanks (again!!) to all participants in this past weekend's hackathon - we were incredibly impressed by the volume of passionate developers who joined us for the fun. If you were onsite, be sure to check out some of the pictures from the weekend available in an album on the Life At Expedia Facebook page. There's also a Viewfinder Blog post detailing some of the excitement. To the winners, we haven't forgotten you! More info on prizes and next steps coming soon. 

Lastly, a couple plugs! If you'll be in San Francisco at the end of the month, we encourage…

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almost 2 years ago

And the winners are......

First Place Winner: “Be a Fan”

This app combined Expedia flight search APIs and content from SeatGeek to allow users to find and book a trip to their favorite music or sporting event. The app paired purchasing event tickets on a particular date with corresponding flight bookings.  It was a crisp execution of a frequent travel problem people try to solve.

Second Place Winner: “Emilia”

A unique trip planning solution for a group of people in Facebook Messenger chat. It combined natural language search with prompts to encourage participants to book as the trip approaches

Third Place Winner: “TravelLapse”

An…

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almost 2 years ago

Submissions for Special, Sponsor Optin prizes before 10am PST

We have amazing 3 sponsors/special prizes to give away. Please submit your projects for them (if applicable) before 31/January 10am PST.

  • Sponsor Prize - Sabre OPT IN
    1 winner - $1,000 cash value
    Best Mobile based application!
  • Expedia Accessibility Challenge! OPT IN
    1 winner - $750 cash value
    Expanding the horizons for travelers with disabilities
  • Sponsor Prize - ApigeeOPT IN
    1 winner - A year long membership to Apigee Edge Product ($3,600 value)                                        Most innovative API mashup

Thanks,

Expedia Hackathon Team


almost 2 years ago

Preping for Judging Rounds!

Prizes

  • 1st Place Winning Team - $5,000 Amazon gift card and 100,000 Expedia+ rewards points 
  • 2nd Place Winning Team -$2,000 Amazon gift card and 100,000 Expedia+ rewards points
  • 3rd Place Winning Team - $1,000 Amazon gift card and 100,000 Expedia+ rewards points
  • Apigee – Year long membership to Apigee Edge ($3,600 value) – Most innovative mashup of multiple APIs
  • Sabre $1000 – Most innovative mobile solution
  • Expedia Accessibility Challenge $750 – Solving for travelers with disabilities

Judging Criteria

  • Implementation Completeness

              No slides – working demo (hard-coded dependencies is fine)

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almost 2 years ago

Reminder: Registration is Closed!

We love the enthusiasm for the hackathon this weekend! Quick reminder: registration is officially closed and has been since last week. We will not be accepting late registrations, and may turn people away or encourage them to work offsite. We look forward to seeing registered participants on Friday evening beginning at 5PM


almost 2 years ago

New Prizes!

We are pleased to announce a couple new prizes! One from our sponsor, Sabre - in the amount of $1000. And another from the Expedia Accessibility Team in the amount of $750. More details to come!