THack @ Singapore Internet Start Up Competition

  • Judges
  • Professor Adrian David Cheok, Keio University Grade School of Media Design, Japan
  • Valyn Perini, CEO, OpenTravel Alliance
  • Rajnish Kapur, chief innovation and customer experience officer, MakeMyTrip

THack@WIT, an open travel hackathon, organized jointly by WIT and Tnooz, will once again be held in conjunction with the Web In Travel conference in Singapore Oct 15-17.

This year’s THack@WIT will be 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. A winning solution will be picked by a panel of judges and announced at the WIT Conference, Oct 16-17.

Developers are being 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 include 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 are welcome to attend, as well as engineers and technicians from local academic institutions in the region. The event is FREE for developers to attend and participate.