The results from the THack event in Boston are in: over 60 people formed into 10 teams to compete for three prizes of $1,000 each, in addition to $500 worth of hotel rooms as door prize. The teams were given about 10 hours of hack time – plus the night before to come up with potential hacks – to deliver their concept to the packed space at hack/reduce.
Each team was given the following data:
- 1.2 billion global flight records created in 2011, broken down by month from ARC
- 6 months of historical search data from Amadeus
- comprehensive flight records (2011) from FlightStats
- recent search data from early September via Travelport
The winners were determined by a three-judge panel: Sundar Narasimhan, who is now a Director at Google Travel after the company’s acquisition of ITA Software, and Ryan Betts, who is the field CTO of VoltDB, and our own Gene Quinn, co-founder of Tnooz.
READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Big travel data becomes fodder for some intriguing hacks at THack Boston.