About

Emirates Travel Hackathon is an exciting 24-hour coding marathon bringing together talented developers and designers to build new and innovative travel-centric applications using web and mobile API's.

Get ready for a fast-paced brainstorming and hacking session with some of the smartest and most creative students and professionals in Silicon Valley. Join an existing team or form your own to create unique web or mobile apps that help world travelers fully experience their vacation dream.

WHO: Developers and designers in the SF Bay Area

WHAT: Travel-centric Hackathon

WHERE: Microsoft Silicon Valley, Mountain View, CA

WHEN: 12pm, Sept 21, 2013 to 4pm, Sept 22, 2013

Sponsors

  

Partners

                          

Promoters

     

Contact sponsor@emirateshackathon.com for sponsorship info.

Prizes

First Place

$2000

Second Place

$1000

Third Place

$500

Fouth Place

$500

over $20,000 in gifts & prizes!

API Prizes

iPad Mini iPad Mini

Appcelerator

An iPad Mini for the two best hacks build with the Titanium development environment.

Presentation

Sand Hill Angels

Two selected winners will have the opportunity to pitch to the investment group.

GoPro Skydiving

XOLA

GoPro - Prize for the best native mobile device application that facilitates discovery and booking of amazing Xola experiences.

Skydiving - Prize for the best mash-up of Xola data / functionality with any social network or tool.

iPad Mini

Mobzili

iPad Mini - For the best use of the of the Mobzili API.

Android Tablet

Apportable

Nexus 7 - For the best Objective-C app on an iPhone or iPad.

Nokia Lumia Nokia Lumia

Nokia

Nokia DevUp will offer up to 2 Nokia Lumia 925s for the best hack built on the Windows Phone platform.

Nokia Lumia Nokia Lumia

Canon

Canon will award a PowerShot N to the two best photo-centric travel hacks.

Chromebooks

Magnet

Magnet will be offering up to 2 Chromebooks for the best "offline" mobile app.

Gifts

Hoooley

Big Data company Hoooley will be raffling off multiple prizes during the hackathon.

Schedule

  • Saturday
  • 12:00 PM
    Check In & Lunch
  • 1:00 PM
    API demos & Idea Pitches
  • 2:00 PM
    Hacking begins!
  • 7:00 PM
    Dinner
  • 10:00 PM
    Nerf Gun Battle!
  • 12:00 AM
    Late night snacks
  • REST OF THE NIGHT
    Hacking + Late Night Raffle Prizes

  • Sunday
  • 9:00 AM
    Breakfast
  • 10:00 AM
    One-on-one pitch practice (optional)
  • 12:00 PM
    HACK SUBMISSION DEADLINE
  • 12:00 PM
    Lunch
  • 2:00 PM
    DEMOS
  • 3:00 PM
    Prizes!
  • 3:30 PM
    Closing Remarks

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