brings “Hack a Holiday” to Nairobi

booking-com, the world’s most popular hotel reservations platform, has announced the Nairobi edition of “Hack a Holiday”, a hackathon to develop solutions to help travellers find accommodation.

The hackathon is open to all Designers and Developers UX – Front End, Back end, Mobile and even Product Owners or Product Managers.

They are required to use their creativity and skill, and any technology stack and device, to build solutions to help travellers find befitting accommodation, regardless of their budget or destination.

The API, which gives access to over 750k properties ranging from hotels to hostels to castles, will also be made available for use, although they are advised to not put all their eggs in one basket.

At the end of the hackathon, the most innovative team (3-4 people) will be selected. Each member of this team will get a brand new GoPro Hero 4 with the most versatile camera.

There will also be a winner of the Grand Prize (an individual this time) who will win a trip to Amsterdam to participate in’s Hackathon.

This individual will get a chance to participate in a project, see the city, get a taste of the atmosphere, and if all goes well, land a permanent job at!

If you’re interested in this event, simply upload your CV (and portfolio) to this link on or before May 8, 2016.

The hackathon will take place at the iLab Africa (based at Strathmore University, Nairobi) from May 13-14, 2016. will be at the iHub, a Nairobi-based part co-working space, part vector for investors and part pre-incubator for startups, on May 12 for an event. You can also attend this if you want to find out how works.

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