Hack travel and make it smarter, sustainable and accessible for everyone.

Locations we are working on

Where else can you expect a hackathon? Check the list below, let us know if you want to be a partner or sponsor some of them. Help us expand the list by adding your event.
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Europe

Amsterdam, Berlin, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Edinburgh, London, Tirana, Warsaw, Wien, Zagreb

Americas

New York City, USA; San Jose , Costa Rica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Rochester, New York; São Paulo, Brazil

Asia

Moscow, Russia; Tel Aviv, Israel; Pune, India; Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Taiwan, Taiwan; Eskişehir, Turkey; Delhi, India; Chandigarh, India; Bangkok, Thailand; Ahmedabad, India; Greater Noida, India; Delhi NCR, India; Bangalore, India; Chennai, India; Jaipur, India

Join us in making travel better

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.

Sustainability

Do you have an idea on how to make travel more responsible? How to deal with mass tourism or how to support local economies, and opt for sustainable activities? Maybe you will have the right idea that will help the world of travellers leave a place better than they found it. Join us to make travel sustainable and bearable for everyone!

Accessibility

How can we make travel better for people with disabilities? How to find well-adapted hotel rooms or accessible restaurants? Or how to make travel smoother for travellers flying with their musical instruments, bikes or surfboards? Accessibility can be perceived from different perspectives – help us find the one which will change the world of travel.

Community

A growing number of travellers are increasingly interested in unique and authentic experiences and willing to pay extra for these, primarily if it benefits local communities. Safety, sustainability, and interaction with local people are essential to them. Help us connect the unconnected. Bring your ideas and let tourism become a tool for offline community development.

Prizes

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:

€ 4,000

In Kiwi.com travel vouchers

Weekend

A weekend in Prague for the whole team

Feedback

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.

Schedule for
Kiwi.com hackathons

We begin on Friday, 27 September and we will be hacking for 24 hours. Don’t worry, we will provide everything you need so you can last all night long. Please note that for some hackathons, the schedule might differ. Check the event website.

8.9.

Application deadline

14.9.

Confirmation of attendees

27–28.9.

Kiwi.com hackathons

FAQ

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 globalhack@kiwi.com or find us on Twitter (@codekiwicom) or Facebook (facebook.com/codekiwicom)

Contact

Questions

Do you have a question, an idea or another request? Don’t hesitate to drop us a line at globalhack@kiwi.com.

Get involved

Do you want to join us as a Global Hackathon Ambassador, Partner or Volunteer? Shoot us an e-mail at globalhack@kiwi.com.

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