Team Duetto Wins Global All-Woman Virtual Hackathon
Duetto | May 21, 2020
San Francisco, May 21, 2020 — A group of five female tech engineers from Duetto recently won first place in the Women Hack the Crisis Global All-Women Virtual Hackathon event, with their Hotel Haven concept. Hotel Haven is designed to help provide a temporary home away from home for those in need due to COVID-19 with a platform enabling companies and donors to “Gift a Room” to those most in need. Hotels can sign up to have their availability shown on the site, individuals can sign up if they need support, and donors can “gift" rooms to individuals in their geographical area. “Inspired by our customers, Hotel Haven helps connect ho...
Hilton and Cornell’s Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship Bring Student Innovators Together for On-Campus Hackathon
The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship | December 13, 2019
Students Challenged to “Revolutionize the Customer Journey” – with the Hotel Industry Emerging the Big Winner Hilton and the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship (PIHE) at Cornell University’s School of Hospitality Administration (SHA) joined forces to bring students from across the University together for a two-day Hackathon on the Cornell campus in Ithaca. The Hackathon focused students on creating personalized digital customer journeys to deliver world-class, differentiated experiences. Among the students that competed at the event, more than 40% were “hotelies,” students at the indus...
Hapi Makes HTNG’s “Hack the Night” Hackathon Even “Hapi-er” With Presentation of Special Sponsorship Prize
Hapi | January 31, 2019
Provider of disruptive data streaming, integration and enrichment platform announces winner of the Hapi special prize award at premier hospitality industry hackathon Sunnyvale, CA – January 31, 2019 – Hapi, a transformative new data streaming, integration and enrichment platform designed to accelerate technology innovation in hospitality, has announced the winner of its special Hapi Sponsorship Challenge at the inaugural Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) "Hack the Night" Hackathon. The Hapi team took part as a Diamond Sponsor of the weekend event, which was held January 25-27 at the Plug and Play Tech Center in S...
OpenTravel Hosts Series of Virtual Hackathons, With the First Taking Place Now!
OpenTravel Alliance | March 27, 2018
OpenTravel is accepting hackathon submissions until April 8 AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (March 27, 2018) — OpenTravel Alliance (OpenTravel) is hosting a series of virtual hackathons, with the first taking place now. Register and submit your web-based application until April 8, 2018. The online event, sponsored by LinksRez, is designed to enhance the experience of the connected travel consumer. The challenge includes creating a web-based application that enhances the connected consumer's travel experience in a unique way, utilizing at least one of the provided APIs that implement OpenTravel messaging. API providers include: LinksRez, IATA a...
2018 HEDNA Distribution Conference Exceeds Expectations
Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA) | February 13, 2018
Conference held in Austin closes with record attendance, sets stage for upcoming European June event in Lisbon Washington, DC (February 13, 2018) – The HEDNA Global Distribution Conference concluded its annual event in Austin, Texas with a record number of attendees, captivating keynotes, educational sessions, interviews and engaging discussions. The overwhelming sentiment from all at the event was how relevant and important HEDNA conferences are for hoteliers to participate in if they want to stay informed, understand and compete in today's dynamic landscape. "We are extremely happy with the turnout and the amazing content th...
2018 HEDNA Conference in Austin Attracts Global Industry Leaders & Attendees
Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA) | December 19, 2017
Attendees Come from Far and Wide to Discuss Hotel Distribution Challenges, Explore Innovations and Share Best Practices Washington, DC (December 19, 2017) –HEDNA (the Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association) is gearing up to host the Global Distribution Conference from January 29 through the 31, 2018. Leaders and experts from across the globe will meet in Austin, Texas for three days of technology and industry-focused keynotes, networking, breakout sessions and discussions. Innovation in Technology is the theme of this year's conference and the action packaged agenda is set to deliver the most comprehensive information,...
OpenTravel at the IATA NDC Hackathon 2017, Silicon Valley
OpenTravel Alliance | September 8, 2017
OpenTravel Alliance (OpenTravel) attended and participated in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC) Hackathon from August 25-27, 2017 at the LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale, California USA. The IATA NDC Hackathon hosted about 20 participating teams, and consisted of a 28-hour coding experience, on-site workshops and access to industry mentors. Sandy Angel, specifications manager at OpenTravel, served as a mentor to the participating hackers. As part of the NDC program, IATA develops and maintains a suite of XML messages supporting airline distribution. APIs were provided by companies inc...
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