THack is back. At San Francisco International Airport (SFO) … in Terminal 2 … a 24-hour travel hackathon inside the airport.

Join Tnooz on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October and help change the face of digital tavel. It’s FREE to participate and compete for US$3,000 in prizes.

Sponsoring are leading travel distirbution, technology and design companies, including AmadeusSabreConcurMomentum Design Lab, and Travelport and others to be announced soon.

Here’s what you can expect:

1. Developers, travel industry experts, entrepreneurs sharing ideas in a creative, collaborative competition

2. FREE access co-working space and wifi internet access … in SFO airport

3. Four industry “challenges” to make traveling more compelling, easier and fun:

Travel wear? Innovation with wearable tech that tracks and shares travel Wings, wheels & beyond: Make a California travel experience using 3 or more modes of transport Personalization: cool, not creepy: Combine profile data, geo-location and social media to create a personalized travel experience Think mobile, act local … Build a mobile application that rocks the traveler’s journey … somewhere in California

4. Three cash prizes for best projects:

$1,000 to an individual or team of 2 developers $1,000 to a team of 3 to 5 developers $1,000 to a “people’s choice” winner, crowd-sourced by vote of the particpants Other prizes to be announced

5. Judging panel of travel, tech and investment experts

No team? No worries. We’ll give you the chance to form or join a team before hacking

You need to bring:

Open APIs (maps, social media, etc.), public databases, coding skills Device for 5-minute presentation to judges

What else?

Coffee/refreshments, lunch, dinner provided Participants (individuals and ALL team members) must register Space for up to 100 developers and we’ll have a waiting list

Original author: Kevin May