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There is a THack Involving Hostels!

Dennis Pitcock
Written by Dennis Pitcock

THackNYCTNooz 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.

About the author

Dennis Pitcock

Dennis Pitcock

Dennis jumped into the hostel industry after a summer backpacking Europe in 2008. He went from being a guest to a manager within weeks, and currently does consulting for large and small hostels alike in 3 continents. Prior, he worked in eCommerce, so he has passion for the tech side of the industry and is now deeply entrenched in the hostel and activities industry.

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