Travel Hackathon 2019

Ljubljana | 10 May, 2019

Make travel better in 24 hours of hacking

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Making travel better

Join us in making travel better and win your share of 1,000 EUR.

How? By hacking with Tequila!

No, we don’t want you to hack while drinking tequila (though some shots will be prepared).

Tequila is our brand new platform that allows anyone to access Kiwi.com content, technology and services.

Learn more about Tequila

Mentors

Žana Flander

Žana Flander

Žana decided for a career change and went from zero frontend knowledge to being Junior frontend developer at Kiwi.com in one year. Her main focus is refactoring Manage my booking module from Stylus into Kiwi.com’s design system in React. Likes: travel, yoga and volleyball.

Josef Duda

Josef Duda

Josef is currently part of the Incubator tribe where he explores possibilities of “Write Once, Render Anywhere” approach on Margarita project. He’ll be more than happy to help you with all React, React Native, GraphQL or general JS questions. Likes: Food, music, tea, running and everything in between.

Matej Gaser

Matej Gaser

Matej is the product lead for ground transport at Kiwi.com and leads the product that will connect all transports and enable people to find trips between any to any city. His career in travel started in travel as a founder and CEO of nizkocenovci.si / goavio.com.

Lukáš Kubiš

Lukáš Kubiš

Self-taught pythonaut, occasional speaker and a coach. Currently helping to automate the future of travel as a senior member of kiwi.com’s engineering team, being responsible for architecture that automates booking processing deep in the back end. Python, microservices, job queues… all that fun stuff.

Radovan Lapár

Radovan Lapár

Part of the kiwi.com team for more than one year. His domain is automated processing of all incoming emails and devops stuff within the tribe. Works mostly in Python.
Likes: playing the piano, sarcasm and black humour.

Adam Janiš

Adam Janiš

Adam joined Kiwi.com more than three years ago as a Webmaster, since then he sharpened his devops/infrastructure skills and currently, he is taking care of our Cloud Infrastructure. He will assist you in case you will need some server(les)s 🍻 Likes: Infrastructure as a Code, Beers, Serverless.

Zoltan Dosa

Zoltan Dosa

Zoltan has been in the coding community for 7 years now – one could say that he is a veteran. He started working for Kiwi.com 2 years ago and is now the frontend team lead on the Tequila platform – ensuring code of highest quality and maintainability.
Likes: Beers and “iframes”.

Bruno Vego

Bruno Vego

Bruno started working at Kiwi just about a year ago. Although he is very young, he is extremely talented and curious developer. Based around JS world, he enjoys developing in React, but also likes to explore other technologies (like Apigee).

Luděk Vepřek

Luděk Vepřek

Every day, Luděk improves the developer experience by taking care of Kiwi.com’s design system. He develops React components and assures everything works smoothly. In his free time, he enjoys designing apps and officiates ice hockey matches.

Joan Segura

Joan Segura

Joan joined Kiwi.com more than one year ago as a Javascript Developer, he enjoys working with GraphQL and writing clean code with all the latest JS technologies.

Likes: Participating in hackathons and playing football.

Honza Toman

Honza Toman

Previously a front-end developer. Today, he leads the design system team at Kiwi.com. He’s a UX designer with a love for product management. He will assist and provide feedback for designs and final presentations.

Likes: movies of all kinds, but believes Pixar movies are the best. Have doubts about that? Ask him.

Agenda

We begin on Friday, 10th of May at 18:00 and we will be hacking for 24 hours. Don’t worry, we will provide everything you need so you can last all night long.

Friday

18:00

Registration

19:00

Welcome and general introduction to the Travel Hackathon 

19:15

Pitching of ideas

19:45

Attendees divide into teams based on the top ideas

20:00

Hacking begins

Saturday

16:00

Presentation of projects

17:00

Voting

18:00

Award ceremony & after party 

Prizes

The team in second place gets
Kiwi.com vouchers worth

400 EUR

The winning team gets
Kiwi.com vouchers worth

1,000 EUR

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

200 EUR

The winning team gets
Kiwi.com vouchers worth

1,000 EUR

The team in second place gets
Kiwi.com vouchers worth

400 EUR

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

200 EUR

FAQ

Do all the team members need to fill out the form?

Do all the team members need to fill out the form?

Yes, all the team members must fill out the form.

Based on what criteria will you choose the winning teams?

Based on what criteria will you choose the winning teams?

The hackathon mentors will vote for each team in 4 different areas: Design, Innovation, Technical solution, and Presentation. Feel free to ask any question to your assigned mentor or the general mentors.

How do you choose the participants?

How do you choose the participants?

We will choose the hackathon participants based on the motivation to attend the event, skillsets and regular contributions on GitHub profile.

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.

What size must the teams be?

What size must the teams be?

Each team must consist of 2 – 5 members. 

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 contact Jona Azizaj at jona.azizaj@kiwi.com or Kseniya Miantsiuk at kseniya.miantsiuk@kiwi.com.