June 24 - 25 | Aria Hotel, Las Vegas

We’re bringing the fun to Las Vegas. The brightest minds will gather together under one roof on June 24 and 25 with a common goal: to reinvent travel by creating frictionless, unified and personalized experiences for today’s traveler.

Building on Sabre’s platform, developers are given 24 hours to use different services and tools to create the next big thing that helps take travel to the next level. If you’ve got what it takes, we’d love to see you shine. Registration for the hack is free, but this hack is only open to a limited number of spots, so don’t delay!

Register for the Hackathon

Travel Technology Exchange (TTX)

June 27 – 29 | Aria Hotel, Las Vegas

The fun continues after the hackathon. Join us for the 2017 Travel Technology Exchange (TTX) which promises industry insights, technology breakthroughs, product training and unparalleled networking with travel professionals from all corners of the industry.

Register for TTX


Day 1 Saturday, June 24th
12:30 PM Doors Open
1:00 PM Meet/Greet + Network Kickoff, Sponsor Demos
3:00 PM Kick off coding
7:00 PM Dinner
11:30 PM Midnight Snack

Day 2 Sunday, June 25th
7:00 AM Breakfast
11:30 AM Lunch
3:00 PM Stop coding. Upload projects/practice pitch.
4:00 PM Start pitches
6:00 PM Prizes
6:30 PM Networking and drinks served
8:00 PM Close doors

The Challenge

We’re calling on you to build a B2B or B2C travel solution by keeping the following in mind:

  • Frictionless Experience: This removes obstacles and makes the traveler experience as easy as possible.
  • Unified Commerce: This provides a comprehensive experience for the customer regardless of where they start, continue or finish the shopping process.
  • Personalized Experience: This tailors travel directly at the customer’s preferences. It offers the right product to the right customer at the right time.

Judging Criteria: Technical Quality: 25% | Design: 25% | Originality: 25% | Potential: 25% | For more, see the official rules.

What's at stake?

  • $5000 Grand Prize for the best creation
  • $1000 Best use of emerging technology
  • $500 Best Idea for the New Sabre Red Workspace

The Judges

  • Mark's Headshot

    Mark McSpadden

    VP Emerging Technologies and Products, Sabre

  • Alex's Headshot

    Alex Shchedrin

    Vice President, DataArt

  • Monica's Headshot

    Monica Coney

    Manager, New Business – Global Sales, American Airlines
    Founder, Chief Executive Connections

  • Monica's Headshot

    Barbara Joseph

    Manager of Incubator and Agency Services, Virtuoso

Thanks to our Sponsors

  • Microsoft Logo

The Location

ARIA Resort and Casino

3730 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89158

ARIA is the ultimate in Las Vegas luxury. This AAA Five Diamond–awarded resort offers unsurpassed amenities from the most technologically advanced rooms to world-class restaurants. Whether you take time to explore the casino, the five lavish pools, the spa and salon or the on-site fine art collection, we encourage you to indulge in the ARIA experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I build?
Anything! That is, anything travel focused. Build a site, mobile app, use hardware, anything your mind can think of. Your goal is to build something that has the potential to reinvent travel, you decide what form that takes.

How large can the teams be?
Teams can be as small as 1 individual or as large as 5 members.

What if I don’t have a team?
No problem. There will be many others who don’t either. We’ll help you guys form teams.

Who owns my project and IP?
You do. You develop it, you own it.

I’m going solo. Can I connect with others to form a team before the event starts?
Of course! You can either connect with others on our DevPost online forum or you can mingle during our happy hour/registration event.

What if I want to take my project further and launch it in the market?
Awesome. We love it. We will support you in any way we can.

Where can I find information on Sabre Red Workspace, Widgets and The Decision Support Bar?
You can find more information about Sabre Red Workspace on the Innovation Hub and obtain information about the Decision Support Bar from Dev Studio.

Where can I find information on the Sabre Red Workspace SDK?
Download the newest SDK here.

Where can I find more info on Sabre’s developer tools and resources?
Visit Sabre Dev Studio now and take a look at our API keys via Sabre Dev Studio now and take a look at our APIs, SDKs, Demo Gallery and sample code in advance.

Can I start developing my app beforehand?
The actual coding has to be done during the 24 hours. You can start brainstorming, designing, creating wireframes – but you have to start the coding at the beginning of the hackathon. We want to make sure it’s fair for everyone.

Do you supply computers or do we need to bring our own?
You need to bring your own computer, we will not provide computers or monitors.

Can I attend just to watch the event?
No, you need to join or be part of a team who is building something during the hackathon. Unfortunately, we do not have enough space for attendees outside of those who are directly participating in the event. If you are interested in coming onboard as a sponsor, contact us to learn more.

Does my registration for Hackathon:TTX work for TTX?
No, TTX is a separate event. You will need to register separately to attend TTX.

Have other questions?
Contact us at chris.apaliski@sabre.com.

Sponsor Hackathon:TTX

Want to become a sponsor? Learn more or hit it us up: everett.scisney@sabre.com