Time for lots of coffee - THack comes to SeattleNewsBy Kevin May | April 16, 2015Share This article was originally published on Tnooz is bringing its global hackathon series to the Seattle developer community over the weekend of April 18-19 2015 at Impact Hub. THack @ Seattle is open to individual developers and teams of up to 5 members who will compete on-site for at least $3,000 in cash an other prizes. The event brings together up to 100 developers and leading travel and travel tech companies for a creative competition that seeks solutions to these four travel challenges: Inspiration, discovery, memories – Create an application that helps travelers decide where to go and how to share their experiences and journeys.Local concierge – Make a product that explores options for tours, activities and services in-destination.Accommodation finder – Hotel? Hostel? Back-country camping? Home-sharing? Build a recommendation engine for personalized accommodations.Route planner – Create an travel application for transportation choices that are time-efficient, cost-effective or creatively scenic ... or all of the above. Tnooz's Tier 1 sponsoring companies (including Sabre and others to be announced) will provide access to their proprietary APIs to use in programming solutions to one or more of the four challenges. Amazon Web Services will provide promotional credits of $800 to each THack @ Seattle developer through its Activate Self-starter tier, including business level support, AWS Technical Essentials education courses, web-hosting credits and exclusive offers from AWS partners for Activate members. Some sponsors will open their APIs to registered developers approximately one week before the event, plus provide on-site or online support for their APIs. Developers also are welcome to use any open API, public database or other freely accessible information in coding their projects. THack @ Seattle is FREE to developers and teams. Prizes to be announced shortly! More details here. Sponsorship opportunities available. Registration: Event Registration Online for THack @ Seattle travel hackathonpowered byEventbriteSponsors: NB:Seattle image via Shutterstock.