Sabre hackathon challenges software developers to create solutions for travel

By July 21, 2014Uncategorized

Sabre Corp.’s Dev Studio is posing a challenge to tech-savvy programmers across North Texas: reinvent travel in 24 hours.

It’s all part of the company’s hackathon planned for Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, hosted by Sabre virtually and at its headquarters, 3150 Sabre Drive in Southlake.

The company, which creates software for the travel industry, has released four challenges facing its clients. Sabre is asking for developers to take a stab at integrating travel into the social media and other online experiences, driving value in travel through data-driven decisions and combining different application programming interfaces to create a new product.

The winner of the hackathon will receive a grand prize worth more than $15,000. It includes a $5,000 in cash and a $10,000 credit for the use of Sabre’s APIs. Each winner on the team will also receive a $1,000 gift card for or Apple and team members present will have the chance to win technology gear.

Judges include Andrew Levi, founder and chief technology officer at Blue Calypso Inc.; Chris Roche, Bottle Rocket Apps principal; Ben Vinod, Sabre senior vice president; Jennifer Conley, cofounder of The Dallas Entreprenuer Center; and Jake Smith, software engineer at Mashery. They will be evaluating entries based on technical quality, design, originality and how well the solution meets the challenge it’s meant to resolve.