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Discover's API Showdown

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Ladies and gentlemen, Discover has turned on the Hackathon sign. If you haven’t already done so, please read all the details below carefully.

The travel and tourism industry is the fastest-growing economic sector globally and is forecasted to contribute more than 2.6 trillion U.S. dollars to GDP by 2027. Even with tourism being a personal focus and source of income for many people globally, there are still major gaps in the way we experience it.

That’s where you come in. Discover Global Network is looking for you to create innovative solutions in a multi-trillion dollar industry that will create better experiences for the world’s nomads using payment functionalities and Discover APIs. Whether it be helping people clarify tip etiquette or currency conversions we are looking to you to create the next best financial technology milestone in travel.

Please take your seat, register for a ticket, and make sure your seat back and your laptop are in their full upright positions. And as always, thanks for hacking with us.


GRAND PRIZE:

  • $10,000 USD

RUNNER UP PRIZE:

  • $5,000 USD

2nd RUNNER UP PRIZE:

  • $2,000 USD


Challenge:

Hack the travel industry by creating a best in class travel experience using payment functionality and Discover APIs.


Featured APIs

  • ATM Locator

  • Currency Converter

  • Tip Etiquette

  • DCI Customer Service

  • Airport Lounge Locator

  • Privileges

  • City Guides

  • Country Acceptance


Saturday, October 19th:

  • 09:00 - 10:00: Doors Open & Breakfast Served
  • 10:00 - 10:30: Opening Ceremony
  • 11:00: Coding Begins
  • 12:00 - 13:00: Lunch Served
  • 13:00 - 13:30: Pitch Workshop
  • 18:00 -19:00: Dinner Served
  • 18:00: Submission Deadline
  • 18:30 -19:00: Judging/Demonstration (3min pitch w/2min Q&A)
  • 19:00 - 19:30: Judge Deliberation
  • 20:00 - 20:30: Closing Ceremony & Awards
  • 20:30: Event Close


Each submission will be scored in each round based on the following criteria with a minimum score of 0 and maximum score of 20 points, with the final score being the average of the judges’ scores:

  • Creativity (5 points): Are you building something that no one has seen before?

  • Simplicity (5 points): Can you explain the value proposition in 2 sentences or less?

  • Impactfulness (5 points): How impactful can this idea be?

  • Design (5 points): Quality of design


  • Teams of up to 5 participants are allowed. All team members must have completed the participation agreement to compete.
  • Participants of this hackathon must be 18 years or older
  • You may not begin your project until the competition officially begins. please don't come in and build on top of previous projects if you want to win.
  • Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning.


MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT LINK: hackyourtrip.io (to be changed)

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