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Emirates to Hold Hackathon in Singapore

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 5 March 2015

Following the success of its travel hackathons in Silicon Valley in 2013 and in Boston in 2014, Emirates has partnered with Web In Travel to run its first hackathon in Singapore during the weekend 14-15 March.

The 48-hour event, to be held at 237 @ 237 South Bridge Road, an open space for innovation in Singapore, aims to bring together talented developers and designers from the Asia Pacific region to build new and innovative travel-centric applications that will improve customer experience by using web and mobile application programming interface (APIs).

The hackathon will see some of the brightest and most creative minds of students and professionals create unique web or mobile apps that will help travellers have a seamless experience throughout their journey.

Emirates is holding the hackathon in collaboration with Keio-NUS CUTE Center and Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore.

The hackathon will have two categories Student and Professional. To enter, participants can either take part as an individual or as a team. A panel of experts will judge the best apps in each category. The winning solution, one from each category, will receive cash prizes and a trip to Dubai where they will have the opportunity to present their apps to Emirates management. Winners will also have the chance to participate in the WIT Middle East Conference in Dubai on 8-9 April.

Emirates is likewise inviting partners to open up their APIs (Application Program Interface) for the event. Skyscanner and Wego have already confirmed their participation. Other participants include BluVision, Brand Karma, LocusLabs, Sony and TripAdvisor.

The first Emirates hackathon Silicon Valley in 2013 and last years Boston event attracted over 300 participants.

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