Travel Hackathon 2017

Prague, Czech Republic | June 23–24, 2017

Searching for developers, product managers, UX and graphical designers

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What is the Travel Hackathon?

The goal of the Travel Hackathon is to create useful and interesting travel-related applications. 

Organised by Kiwi.com and Amazon Web Services, the event will run for 24 hours starting at 8 pm on Friday, June 23.

Idea examples

example1

Direction Guru

A web widget for concerts, events, and hotels to show their customers how to get there. Provides personalised directions to each user based on their social network profile.

example2

Friend Stalker

Pretend you’re planning a holiday to either Rome or Istanbul. What if an app could tell you which of your friends have been to these places? You could check out their albums and chat to them about their experiences before making your decision.

example3

Cheapest Getaway from the Airport

You’re at the airport and you want to get yourself to the city. What about a simple app for comparing the available means of transport?

example4

This is an opportunity to develop your own ideas!

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Mentors

Ondřej Veselý

Ondřej Veselý

Developer and Data analyst at Kiwi.com

Co-Founder & CEO of FlowerChecker.com

Irena Pláteníková

Irena Pláteníková

Event Manager and Kiwi.com Community Ambassador for Prague

Jan Bleha

Jan Bleha

Community manager at Kiwi.com

Nazar Špak

Nazar Špak

Account Manager at Amazon Web Services

Vladimír Simek

Vladimír Simek

Cloud Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, interested in self driving cars and ai. 

Simone Esposito

Simone Esposito

DevOps engineer at Kiwi.com

Agenda

The venue will be open from 6 pm. 

The Hackathon will start on Friday, June 23 at 8 pm and end 24 hours later.

Friday
June 23

19:00

Registration

20:00

Welcome and general introduction to the Travel Hackathon 

20:15

Pitching of ideas

20:30

Voting for the top ideas and QA

20:45

Attendees divide into teams based on the top ideas

21:00

Coding begins

Saturday
June 24

19:00

Presentation of projects

19:30

Voting

20:00

Award ceremony and after party at the pub

Prizes

The team in second place gets
Kiwi.com vouchers worth

1,000 EUR

The winning team gets
Kiwi.com vouchers worth

2,500 EUR

The team in third place team gets
Kiwi.com vouchers worth

500 EUR

The winning team gets
Kiwi.com vouchers worth

2,500 EUR

The team in second place gets
Kiwi.com vouchers worth

1,000 EUR

The team in third place team gets
Kiwi.com vouchers worth

500 EUR

FAQ

Intellectual property — who owns what was created at the event?

Intellectual property — who owns what was created at the event?

What you create is yours. No one else, including Kiwi.com, has the rights to use it outside of the competition.

How do I get to the venue by public transport?

How do I get to the venue by public transport?

The venue of the hackathon is just 1.5 km walk from the main train station Praha, hlavní nádraží. It’s 300 m from the tram stop Husinecká (one stop by tram from Hlavní nádraží with trams 5, 9, 15, and 26)

Can I park near the venue?

Can I park near the venue?

In front of the entrance to the Pracovna is the orange zone of paid parking (40Kč/hour, after 18:00 PM and during weekend it is FOR FREE).

What size must the teams be?

What size must the teams be?

Each team must consist of 2 – 5 members. 

Can you help find accommodation for me?

Can you help find accommodation for me?

Yes, a large AirBnB apartment near the hackathon will be available for the whole weekend. Please specify your demand for accommodation in the registration form.

There will also be a room at the venue for power naps.

Can I apply without any ideas for an app?

Can I apply without any ideas for an app?

Yes, you can. You can either generate ideas during the brainstorming session on Friday evening, or you can join someone with their own idea for an application.

Where can I ask more questions?

Where can I ask more questions?

Please join the discussion on our Facebook event or contact jan.bleha@kiwi.com.

Partners

starlift AWS Kiwi.com