2 days of intense hacking to tackle some of the travel industry's biggest challenges

THE TAKE OFF

Lowcosttravelgroup are inviting developers, designers and entrepreneurs to a 2 day fun-fuelled hackathon to solve some of the travel industries biggest challenges. It doesn't matter if you've never been to a hackathon before or if you are a seasoned hacker, we're looking for anyone who has a passion for solving problems and creating bold solutions! Hackers will choose from a number of challenges and have 2 days to build and pitch an innovative, compelling product to a panel of expert judges.

WHAT

The Take Off will be hosted in the unique White Loft on 7th - 8th July 2016.

You can sign up as an individual or as a team. If you sign up as a team, team sizes should be between 4 - 6 hackers. If you sign up as an individual, there will be lots of opportunities to match yourself with other hackers to find the perfect team.

Once you've signed up and your participation gets confirmed, we'll send you a link to join our hackathon Slack team where you can find more information on the event. Although no coding should be done until the event, we want the ideas to start flowing now and invite all hackers to join our Slack channel to start forming teams, sharing ideas with team members and get excited about the event!

ITINERARY

Thursday 7th July

08:00 - 09:30 Arrival, registration, breakfast, chatting

09:30 - 10:00 Intro and presenting the challenges

10:00 - 10:30 Guest speaker to get you inspired

10:30 - 11:00 Meet and form your teams

11:00 - 12:30 Hacking, chatting, creating

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 19:00 Hacking, chatting, creating

19:00 Dinner

19:00 - late More hacking, chatting, creating

Friday 8th July

08:00 - 09:30 Open start to arrive, have breakfast and start hacking

12:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Final hour of hacking

14:30 Code freeze

15:10 Pitches

16:30 Judging

17:15 Prizes and Wrap up

FAQS

How can I apply?

All participants must apply through Eventbrite before June 29th here. Once your application is received a member of the judging panel will contact you to confirm your participation in the event.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

All participants must bring a printed ticket to the event. Each member of the team must bring a ticket. Also bring great ideas, your laptops, devices, adapters and anything you think you'll need in order to make your idea a reality!

I can't make both Thursday and Friday. Can I come for just one of the days?

As the teams are set on the first day, we'd expect all hackers to attend both days so that you'll be involved in every step of the hackathon as one team.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

You can find all transport info on this site: http://www.lumierelondon.com/contact.html

Where can I contact the organiser?

You can ask any other questions on our Slack channel or email Hackathon@lowcosttravelgroup.com

View full rules

How to enter

All participants must apply through Eventbrite before June 29th here. Once your application is received a member of the judging panel will contact you to confirm your participation in the event.

Judges

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Judging Criteria

  • Impact (15 points)
    How well does it address the challenge presented?
  • Innovation (15 points)
    How unique is the idea?
  • Design (10 points)
    Is it easy and fun to use?
  • Presentation (5 points)
    How compelling was the pitch?
  • Technical Difficulty (5 points)
    How sophisticated was the design?