More than 100 coders, designers and developers from around the UK will take part in MasterCard’s Trip Hack – a three-day hackathon that is being run by London & Partners, with the backing of British Airways and Transport for London.
The hackathon, which will take place at The Trampery in Shoreditch, will see the coders form teams of six to come up with new technology ideas that will benefit travelers of all types.
MasterCard, British Airways and TfL will give the teams access to each of their APIs, to allow them to create and build new technology.
They will be judged on their entries, and the winners will take away £10,000 and the chance to pitch their idea at London Tech Week, with business support from The Traveltech Lab.
The hack builds on MasterCard’s efforts to find, develop and launch new commerce applications for a generation that thinks differently about money and payments.
Another such initiative is Masters of Code, a hackathon series developed to challenge developers to create the next big application using MasterCard’s APIs. Earlier this year, the company also spearheaded the Fashion and Design Hack in New York City, teaming up with The New School’s Parsons School of Design to bring a forward-thinking, design-led approach to payments technology.
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