If you could change anything about travel, what would it be?
Imagine a future where emerging tech, personalization and AI-powered smart apps have revolutionized the way we travel and created a seamless experience for travellers and companies.
Join us at the Amadeus Hack the Journey! travel hackathon and help make this future a reality!
Hack the Journey! is being held at Microsoft Reactor London on November 9-10. It will bring together 100+ developers, designers and entrepreneurs from London and beyond to build the bold new solutions that will transform the travel industry.
Throughout the event, you'll have support from industry experts as well as access to Amadeus Self-Service Travel APIs and the latest technology from our partners. At the end of the hackathon, the teams with the best apps will have the opportunity to pitch their prototypes for a chance at over £7,000 in prizes and maximum exposure for their solutions!
If you’re ready to unleash your creativity and build the travel tools of tomorrow, then you’re ready to Hack the Journey!
Build innovative apps with the emerging technologies that will define the future of travel.
Stay tuned for more details about new challenges.
Amadeus Grand Prize
Build the travel solution you want to see in the future. We're looking for innovative prototypes that make excellent use of Amadeus Self-Service APIs, are technically awesome, have real business viability and potential to transform the way we travel.
Amadeus AI Challenge
Use Amadeus AI APIs to build an app that makes travel better, smarter and more personalised. We'll be looking at the best use of Amadeus AI APIs, the degree of creativity, technical difficulty and the potential for huge industry impact.
Couchbase NoSQL Travel Challenge
Travel solution that leverages the power of Couchbase Server, Couchbase Mobile, N1QL translator and/or Kubernetes operator to deliver a high performant application.
Technology: Couchbase Server, Couchbase Mobile, Couchbase Autonomous Operator for Kubernetes
ATPCO Next Generation Storefront™ Challenge
Use ATPCO’s NGS and Retailing APIs to build a travel application that targets the leisure travel segment. The solution should be differentiated from the current options in the market.
To learn more about our judging criteria, please visit the FAQs.
Over £7,000 in prizes up for grabs. Details coming soon!
Showcase your skills, network and get mentored by industry experts.
Exposure to the innovation community via Amadeus for Developers channels.
Connect with representatives of Amadeus and other sponsors.
Have fun making new friends and building a killer product!
The team will also get exposure in the Amadeus for Developers blog + the chance to pitch your idea to Amadeus Innovation teams.
Couchbase NoSQL Travel Challenge
Each member of the winning team will receive an Amazon Echo
ATPCO Next Generation Storefront™ Challenge
Teams can be formed with up to 6 members from all backgrounds and skill levels. Here are some of the best profiles for a well-rounded team:
who are true crafts(wo)men
with a style all their own
with a story to tell
with business savvy
You’ll have access to the full catalogue of Amadeus Self-Service APIs, including our new Travel AI APIs. Our APIs cover the end-to-end travel lifecycle and include inspiration, price search, booking, planning, in-destination information and lots, lots more. Additionally, you’ll have access to some of the latest technology from our sponsoring partners.
Amadeus is the leading IT company in the global travel industry. We build solutions that help airlines and airports, hotels and railways, search engines, travel agencies, tour operators and other travel players to run their operations and improve the travel experience, billions of times a year, all over the world.
Amadeus for Developers is an open developer platform that provides instant access to Amadeus travel APIs, as well as the tools and resources that developers, start-ups and entrepreneurs need to build, test, and launch innovative solutions.
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a sprint-like innovation event where you’ll be challenged to work in teams on a unique solution for a short period of time. You’ll be able to challenge yourself, collaborate with new friends on innovative projects and, most importantly, have tons of fun.
Who can join Hack the Journey?
Hack the Journey! is open to everyone over 18 years of age who want to build innovative solutions in the travel world. Developers, designers, entrepreneurs, travel professionals, … everyone is welcome!
How can I register to participate?
To join the hackathon, just fill out in the application form here. Keep in mind that spaces are limited, and we can’t guarantee a spot for everyone who signs up.
Is there a selection process?
Yes. As we’ve got limited space and are looking to create teams with diverse profiles, we may not be able to confirm everyone who registers.
How are teams formed?
Each team can have up to 6 members. If you know people you’d like to work with, you can form a team once you have all registered. Otherwise you’ll be assigned to one.
Can I register alone?
Sure! If you want, you will be able to create or join a team before the event.
How does judging work?
Good question! For the grand prize, apps will be judged on the following criteria:
- Best integration of Amadeus Self-Service APIs
- Technical skill, elegance and scalability
- Degree of creativity and innovation
- Impact of the idea
- Business potential
Judging criteria for partner challenges will be defined by the challenge sponsor.
What equipment will I need for the hackathon?
You should bring your laptop and a charger, as well as any other hardware you may need.
Will meals be provided?
Absolutely! We’ll provide two breakfasts, two lunches and dinner on the first night of the hackathon. Free snacks and drinks will be available throughout the event.
Can I hack through the night?
You can, just not at the venue! The Microsoft Reactor London space will be closed from 10:00pm to 09:00am.
Who owns the IP?
Your application belongs to you. If one of the sponsoring partners sees that your idea has potential for further development, they’ll engage with you directly and discuss the details of a possible collaboration.
Microsoft's mission is to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential by creating technology that transforms the way people work, play, and communicate. We develop and market software, services, and hardware devices that deliver new opportunities, greater convenience, and enhanced value to people's lives. We do business worldwide and have offices in more than 100 countries.
Unlike other NoSQL databases, Couchbase provides an enterprise-class, multicloud to edge database that offers the robust capabilities required for business-critical applications on a highly scalable and available platform.
Couchbase is built on open standards, combining the best of NoSQL with the power and familiarity of SQL, to simplify the transition from mainframe and relational databases.
HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to delivering drivers to their destination safely.
To learn more about HERE, including our new generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit developer.here.com
ATPCO is the leading provider of pricing and retailing content, tools, and services to the travel industry. Focused on driving innovation, reducing complexity, and delivering network economics to the distribution ecosystem, ATPCO develops new standards and technology solutions that are underpinned by pricing data that lies at the foundation of flight shopping. Since the acquisition of Routehappy, its retailing solutions are setting the standard by which airlines differentiate their products.