Following Winding Tree’s successful #HackTravel Prague hackathon last year, we are excited to let you know that the company is hosting the second edition of this hackathon July 3-5, 2019 in Lisbon. This year the focus will be on business innovation within the travel space.
Last year’s hackathon brought together competitors, such as Air France and Lufthansa, who collaborated together in order to bring innovation to the antiquated travel industry. As a result, Air France became the first airline to allow external developers, including those from competing airlines, inside its system.
The nature of the #HackTravel hackathon itself was an unprecedented phenomenon — up till now it was hard to imagine that teams from major airlines would sit down and write open source code alongside travel startups, independent developers and industry software vendors. We’re determined to change this industry mindset going forward.
Winding Tree has developed a set of open-source protocols and software solutions that allow travel companies to connect in an open marketplace, providing many of the benefits current intermediaries offer while reducing their power significantly.
Winding Tree has crafted #HackTravel specifically for key players in the travel industry, including leaders from hotels, airlines, OTAs, and startups. Participants will work collaboratively with software companies and developers to tackle real-world industry pain points, creating Proof-of-Concept proposals alongside technical hacks and gaining collective expertise.
Hackathon Tech Talks
They have recorded their insightful tech talks as a recap for hackathon participants and the blockchain community — check them out, tons of great insights:
About Winding Tree
Founded in 2017, Winding Tree is a blockchain-based, decentralized, open-source travel distribution platform striving to make travel cheaper for the end user, while making it more profitable for suppliers. An open market with open competition means no exorbitant transaction fees and no barriers for entry. Moreover, Winding Tree allows small companies to compete with big players, finally bringing innovation back into the travel industry.