Bring your coding and design skills to THack @ Seattle and disrupt the way travelers dream about, search, shop, experience and share travel.

THack @ Seattle is open to developers and web designers who dream about building digital things to help travelers on their journeys.

We have co-working space for up to 100 developers who will compete for more than $3,000 in cash and other prizes.

Developers will pick one (or more) of these four challenges and build a working product over the weekend of April 18-19:

  1. Inspiration, discovery and memories – Create an application that helps travelers decide where to go and how to share their journey and experiences.
  2. Local concierge – Make a product that explores options for tours, activities and services in-destination.
  3. Accommodation finder – Hotel? Hostel? Home-share? Build a recommendation engine for personalized accommodations.
  4. Route planner – Create and application for transportation choices that are time-efficient, cost-effective or creatively scenic ... or all three.

Participants must submit a working prototype created for THack @ Seattle, such as mobile apps, web-based applications or other software-based products or services.


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$4,000 in prizes

THack @ Seattle individual or small team (2 members)

THack @ Seattle large team (3 to 5 members)

THack @ Seattle people's choice

THack @ Seattle Sabre API

Awarded by Sabre judges to individual or team project with best use of Sabre API.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • Participation is open to those 18 years and older.
  • Participants must present their Eventbrite ticket and photo ID for entry.


  • Individuals and teams of hackers must work on-site during the competition and be present to demo their project to the judges.
  • Before presenting to the judges, a participant or participating team MUST upload a description and visuals (e.g., slides, video, etc.) to the THack @ Seattle site on ChallengePost.


Kirby Winfield

Kirby Winfield
CEO, Dwellable

Ari Steinberg

Ari Steinberg
Founder, Vamo

Milkana Brace

Milkana Brace
Senior Technology & Engineering Leader, Groupon, Expedia

Judging Criteria

  • Originality and innovation
  • Addresses at least one THack challenge
  • Technical merit
  • Presentation skill and clarity of idea