Hotwire recently hosted its first team hackathon for 2016 focused on #Choice, drawing participants from Bellevue, Guadalajara, Kiev, and San Francisco. The 30 teams were formed from 120 hackers from Customer Operations, Engineering, Marketing, Product and Supply.
The judges focused on originality and innovation; functionality, design and technical merit; feasibility and scalability.
- Overall Winner: Flex Booking – which was a unique take on hotel cancellations.
- Team: Daniel Arauz, Payal Baruah, Sundeep Cheedhella, Gaurav Gupta, Pooja Jumani, Marie Shatara, Mick Valiyee
- Next-Gen Hack: Choicez – which was an implementation of Hotwire app customized for AppleTv
- Team: Deepu Mukundan, Jai Bhambhwani, Brian Beavers
After the demos, audience were asked to vote for their choice.
- Popular vote: HotLux – which was an implementation of upsell to luxury suites
- Team: Paul Goldshteyn, Aya Joldassova, Maria Shamota, Enrique Ulloa, Anton Krivin, Amol Deshmukh, Sameer Prajapati, Matt Andrade
Here are few team members from Flex Booking