NewsDevelopers: dig into a sandbox of cool travel APIs at THack MallorcaThis article was originally published onBy PhocusWire | May 4, 2016 Tnooz is producing its 27th hackathon at the dreamy location of Mallorca, Spain, on the weekend of 6-8 May.The theme of the hackathon is creating mobile apps for hospitality in travel ... with a special emphasis on the traveler experience when shopping for a place to stay and when navigating a journey.For the first time, THack will operate two tracks: one for student developers, and another for professional developers. Each competition will have more than Euro 3,500 in prizes.The event will kick off Friday, 6 May, with social networking and team formation. Hacking begins Saturday, 7 May, and continues overnight until Sunday, 8 May.THack Mallorca is FREE for professional and student developers and offers the chance for teams of up to five developers to win their share of at least EUR5,000 in cash and other prizes.Produced by Tnooz and co-presented by Hotelbeds, THack Mallorca will take place at the University of the Balearic IslandsFriday night May 6 through Sunday May 8. The weekend hackathon offers access to APIs and other technology provided by leading travel technology companies.Among the API and technology providers are Hotelbeds, a leading source of hotels to the industry, and XapiX, which provides software enabling direct connection to e-commerce API endpoints. Both companies will have support team on-site to assist developer teams.The hackathon will be organized as two contests of up to 100 developers, each with its own prizes. One track will be for students, the other track will be for professional developers.The focus of the hackathon will be disruption and innovation in the travel and hospitality industries, with an emphasis on mobile applications that enhance traveler experiences.As an incentive, registered developers will be offered discount accommodations by Hotelbeds on Mallorca or other destinations in Hotelbeds' private-label database of hotels and resorts. Participants will receive links and discount codes following registration.Details on the challenges for this hackathon will be updated shortly. Tnooz has run dozens of successful hackathons, including recent ones in Beijing, Bengaluru, São Paulo, and most recently in Berlin.All participants on developer teams MUST register and compete on-site in Palma at the university around-the-clock Saturday and Sunday before presentation of their projects to an independent judging panel.More details for developers, here.Free registration required:Powered by EventbriteSponsors:Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Ella Sopp (EMEA, [email protected]), James Craven (Americas, [email protected]) or Jay Shah (APAC, [email protected]).Venue host:NB: Palma de Mallorca image via Shutterstock.