Travel & Education Hackathon

Boston, MA - Jul 18 6:00 pm to Jul 19, 2014 9:00 pm

$1 to $50


Location:

Coalition 101 Arch Street Boston, MA

Improve education by participating in a hackathon that will help educate students through the lens of travel. Join others who are passionate about travel and education to build solutions to the issues these industries face.

Did you know that only 36% of Americans hold a passport? Traveling abroad is a great way to immerse yourself in a culture, hone your language skills, and meet people who have different beliefs. However, many students don’t get the chance to travel or learn about new countries, cultures, or languages.You will work with a team of people with complementary skill sets to build a travel-related educational app or website.Attendees will include developers, designers, educators, marketers, and businesspeople. Your team will have 24 hours to build a new product that addresses a travel related edtech issue. At the end, your team will pitch your product to a panel of judges, which will include experts in both the travel and education industries.Examples of what you could build:

  • an app that teaches students the Spanish words for fruit and vegetables
  • a website that lets students learn about other cultures
  • a game that uses content from a travel guide to teach students about a specific country or city

Open APIs that are available include:

  • Eyewitness Travel Guides
  • Dictionaries
  • Food & Drink

View the full list.Your ticket includes:

  • meals, snacks, and drinks
  • meeting new people who are passionate about travel and education

Speakers, mentors, and judges will include experts at the cross-section of education, travel, and technology.

Prize categories will likely include Best Overall, Most Unique, Most Impactful, and Crowd Favorite.Agenda (Note: exact times may vary slightly.)