Egham, 5th July 2016 – Triometric, the leading provider of real-time XML performance monitoring and business intelligence to the online travel industry announced today that it is participating in its first ever Hackathon organised by the lowcosttravelgroup in conjunction with its sponsors Rackspace, Microsoft, DataArt and the Intent Media company. Themed ‘The Take Off’ Hackathon the event is an intensive experience aimed at developers, designers and entrepreneurs who enjoy building technology that can change the way people travel or the way companies manage travel.
The Triometric team of 5 comprising coders and business analysts will compete against teams from several travel industry leaders including Amadeus and Miki Travel to solve one of the challenges set by the Take Off Hackathon sponsors. These challenges are designed to address a series of problems that travellers, holiday makers and leisure and tourism businesses face.
Lowcosttravelgroup CTO Francesco de Marchis said: “Hackers may choose to develop mobile Apps, or information resources,” de Marchis says. “There will be total freedom in terms of technology language the hackers choose to use. As a digital leader, I want to promote creativity and real world problem solving.”
Triometric’s CEO Matthew Goulden has been invited to join the team of judges who will grade the team results, based on 5 scoring criteria covering the impact, innovation, design, presentation and technical difficulty of the proposed solution. “I am honored and delighted to be involved as a judge in this technology focused event. Technology has so much to offer to improve the world of travel for both individual travellers and companies meeting their needs”.
The Take Off Hackathon Takes place on July 7 and 8, 2016 at White Loft, Southwark, London and prizes of cash, travel and technology will be awarded to the first, second and third teams respectively.
Hackathons are increasing in popularity, especially among travel companies as an intensive way of getting people together to creatively produce ideas and prototypes that can address some of the travel industry challenges. IATA the airline association, Hotelbeds one of our key customers and Amadeus, the large European based Global Distribution Systems (GDS) have all successfully hosted fun-fueled Hackathons in recent months that brought together hundreds of the industry’s developers, designers and entrepreneurs.
The Take Off Hackathon is the latest technology initiative by lowcosttravelgroup, which is seen by the travel and technology industry as a pioneer business. CTO de Marchis has recently been recognised as one of the UK’s leading business technology leaders. The technology operated and created by lowcosttravelgroup serves 250,000 hotels and 16,000 direct properties around the world. lowcosttravelgroup also has 50 major XML technology partners.