by travellers, for travellers
At Kiwi.com, we care. We love the world of travel, but we’re aware of its dark side. That’s why we’re inviting everyone to help us reshape the way we travel to make it smarter, sustainable and accessible for everyone.
Let’s celebrate World Tourism Day by attending and organising travel hackathons all over the globe on 27 September. We want to bring together engineers, designers, and innovators: providing them with a creative and supportive environment, and encouraging their ideas on how to hack travel.
We hope to trigger a global #HackTravel movement that would become a platform for constant improvement in the travel industry. Here are the main topics for this year.
Do you have an idea on how to make travel more responsible? How to deal with mass tourism or how to support local economies?
How can we make travel better for people with disabilities? How to find well-adapted hotel rooms, accessible restaurants or how to travel easier with musical instruments or bikes?
People are getting more and more interested in authentic experiences that support local communities. Connect the unconnected and make tourism become a tool building online and offline communities.
The winning project of each location will be invited to send a demo for a global round,
in which top Kiwi.com developers and managers choose the winner of the global prize.
This round is 100% remote, more information will be provided soon.
The global prize is:
In Kiwi.com travel vouchers
A weekend in Prague for the whole team
Feedback session with top Kiwi.com developers
To see the particular prizes you can win at each of the hackathons, please check the website of the specific event.
Application deadline for Kiwi.com hackathons
Confirmation of attendees of Kiwi.com hackathons
What is a hackathon?
Hackathon is an unorthodox way to solve different kind problems. It is a competition that gathers programmers with different skill sets to work collaboratively, on a software project, which creatively solves various problems on a given topic.
Who’s behind the Global Travel Hackathon?
The idea was born at Kiwi.com, however, each of the hackathons has a different organiser. Please, consult the web page to see who’s the main organiser of the hackathon you are interested in.
What should I build?
It depends on each location. The general theme of the Global Travel Hackathon is sustainability, accessibility and community in the world of travel; however, you can consult the particular event web page to see if there are some other topics.
Can I join any of the hackathons?
Yes, you can definitely join us in the location you prefer. If you miss a location close to you, you can add your own event.
In order to participate, do I need to stay for the whole 24 hours?
It depends on each hackathon.
Can I get support to travel to a hackathon?
We do not provide travel support to attend a hackathon of your choice. You are free to organize a hackathon in your city by yourself – if you would like to, let us knowhere.
Who can organise a hackathon?
Anyone who wants to. For example, you might be a member of a hackerspace or a local meetup organiser who wants to become a part of a global event.
What support do the independently-organized hackathons get?
We’re running a global campaign promoting the whole initiative. Additionally, the winner of your hackathon will get the chance to win the main prize – 4,000 € in travel vouchers and feedback from Kiwi.com engineers.
How can I reach out to the organizers?
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Twitter (@codekiwicom) or Facebook (facebook.com/codekiwicom)