Get out of the rain at the end of this month by heading to the Expedia hackathon on Jan. 29-31 at the University of Washington’s Startup Hall. Developers of all levels and experience are welcome to participate.
“Expedia is proud of the software developed by our teams here in Seattle and worldwide, which has positioned us as a pioneer in travel and technology. Bringing in other creative minds serves two important purposes for us: first, it allows us to give back to the community and share our code base with others interested in travel; second, it helps us connect with locals who are passionate about technology and brainstorm unique concepts together,” said Tony Donohue, senior vice president and chief technology officer of Expedia Worldwide Engineering at Expedia, Inc, in a statement.
The event will be the company’s first public hackathon. The weekend will bring the Expedia Worldwide Engineering team together with some of the area’s best talent for a weekend dedicated to turning ideas and programming concepts into working prototypes. Final products will be pitched to a panel of industry authorities, including Expedia Chief Product Officer John Kim and manager of the Seattle Angel Fund, Susan Preston. winners will receive $8,000 in cash prizes and Expedia+ reward points.
Registration will be open until Friday, Jan. 29 at noon.