TNooz is holding a travel hack, better known as THack in a couple weeks, it is very NYC-centric and one of the challenges includes hostels with all accommodation search. How novel for a city that is very hostile towards the industry, especially the private hostel industry.
Here are the challenges they want to see the attendees to take on:”
- Inspiration, discovery, memories – Create an application that helps travelers decide where to go and how to share their experiences and journeys.
- “Real NYC” mobile guide – In the city that never sleeps, stay up all weekend building a mobile application that helps travelers experience authentic New York and its neighborhoods and activities. (Don’t forget food!)
- Accommodation finder – Hotel? Hostel? Apartment-sharing? Build a recommendation engine for personalized accommodations for any traveler’s style and budget.
- Walk, bike, ride, fly NYC – Create an application for multiple transport choices for “getting to” or “getting around” the city … or both. (Hint: NYC is one of the world’s GREAT walking cities.)”
Anyways, the hackathon looks like good fun. For more details or to sign up, go here.