Hack Your Travel for a Chance to Win $30K in Cash and Prizes

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The folks over at Devpost have recently announced Hack Your Travel with OpenShift, Red Hat’s global online hackathon for building travel apps.

The competition which runs from Sep 15 – Dec 5, 2017 calls for developers to build a travel app on (or migrate an existing one to) the OpenShift Online platform. Apps should help travelers get around town, plan a trip, or find the information they need. Participants can apply for account credits which will provide access to OpenShift Online.

There is $30,000 in cash prizes up for grabs, and individuals and organizations are eligible to participate. Submissions are open now through December 5. Further details and registration are at hackyourtravel.devpost.com.

REQUIREMENTS

Build a travel-related application (or port over an existing one) and ensure it runs on OpenShift Online and uses Red Hat JBoss Middleware. Submissions must be entered in one of the following three categories:

Planning a Trip Includes apps that help travelers plan and purchase in advance for a trip, such as researching and booking hotels, restaurants, flights, attractions, and destinations.

Getting Around Town Includes apps that assist in wayfinding, commuting, public transportation, biking, walking or similar.

Travel Guides Includes apps that assist travelers with accessibility, safety, currency, language, and other travel hacks and utilities.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Quality of the Idea
(Includes creativity and originality of the idea.)

Implementation of the Idea
(Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer.)

Potential Value to Travelers
(Includes the extent to which the solution can help travelers.)

Use of the Platform
(Includes the extent to which the OpenShift platform was used.)

There are now 198 people registered for the hackathon. Of course, No one is an expert at everything, so you may want to consider looking for a teammate to help you iron out the kinks and fill in the blanks of your submission. Go get em’ tiger!