NewsTHack gives a travel hackathon debut to BarcelonaThis article was originally published onBy Kevin May | November 15, 2014 THack, Tnooz's travel hackathon series, is coming to Barcelona in the autumn of 2014. The event will take place on November 19 for a day long developer challenge to create new digital tools and products for tourism and in-destination activities Tnooz and Digital Tourism Think Tank (#DTTT) will jointly present THack, where the best ideas in social and mobile and wearable technology will win Euro 2,750 in cash and other prizes. The winning teams will present their work at the #DTTT Digital Tourism Innovation Campus Nov. 21 at the Mobile World Centre. Sponsors are leading travel, tourism, distribution and technology companies and organizations. Developers, travel industry experts and entrepreneurs are welcome to register for FREE and share their ideas in a creative, collaborative competition. THack details: Choose at least one of four industry "challenges" to make traveling more compelling, easier and fun: Think mobile, act local ... Build a mobile application that rocks the traveler's journey ... while in Barcelona or elsewhere in CatalunyaTravel wear? Create an innovation that uses wearable tech to track, enhance or share traveler experiencesWings, wheels & beyond: Make an exceptional European travel experience using three or more modes of transportPersonalization: cool, not creepy: Combine public user profile data, geo-location and social media to create a personalized travel experience Three cash prizes for best projects: Euro 1,000 to an individual or team of 2 developersEuro 1,000 to a team of 3 to 5 developersEuro 750 to a "people's choice" winner, crowd-sourced by THack participantsOther prizes to be announced Judging criteria: Technical meritOriginalityCompleted challenge(s)Presentation skill Judging panel of travel, tech and investment experts No team? No worries. We'll give you the chance to form or join a team before hacking You need to bring:Knowledge of open APIs (maps, social media, etc.), public databases, coding skillsDevices for 5-minute presentation to judgesWhat else?Coffee/refreshments, lunch, dinner providedParticipants (individuals and ALL team members) must registerSpace for up to 100 developers (we will have a waiting list)Must be present to participate ... (no virtual projects will be presented)More information about THack @ Barcelona will be sent to registered participants Online Ticketing for THack @ Barcelona 2014powered byEventbriteNB:Barcelona image via Shutterstock.