Emirates is partnering with WIT (Web In Travel) to run its first 48-hour long hackathon in Singapore.
Emirates is holding the hackathon in collaboration with Keio-NUS CUTE Center and Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore. Emirates Travel Hackathon is a coding marathon that brings together developers and designers from the Asia Pacific region and invites ‘hackers’ to build unique web or mobile apps that enhances customer experience by using web and mobile application programming interface (APIs).
Emirates is also encouraging its partners to open up their APIs (Application Program Interface) for the event. Meta search engines Skyscanner and Wego have confirmed their participation. BluVision, Brand Karma, LocusLabs, Sony and TripAdvisor are some of the names participating in the event. The hackathon will have two categories – Student and Professional.
This follows suit from Emirate’s previous travel hackathons were held in Silicon Valley in 2013 and in Boston in 2014.