Ticketmaster and Transport for London are hosting a hackathon during London Tech Week 2017.
At Ticketmaster we opened up our platform last year with flexible and powerful APIs that allow developers to benefit from the huge scale of data from events occurring across the globe. Since then we’ve run 10 hackathons across the planet to engage with developer communities – and the next stop is London at our headquarters!
What’s a hackathon we hear you ask? Basically it’s a hands-on workshop for API/mobile developers, architects and API enthusiasts. We want you to come down to use our APIs and mash them up with other APIs.
TfL have provided Open Data since 2007, and more recently launched a free-to-access Unified API (visit api.tfl.gov.uk for the latest data feeds). They now have a data subscriber database of over 12, 000 registered application developers and organisations. TfL have run hackathons to encourage adoption of the API and the use of data by third party developers across multiple application domains with over 600 apps powered by their data.
By partnering with TfL, we hope to inspire the next generation of apps that will provide truly meaningful experiences for both London residents and visitors seeking the best live experiences with the best means of getting there.
Come be part of this exciting future, and bring your ideas to life. While using your creativity and imagination, you’ll get to collaborate with the cream of London’s tech community and innovate on cool new tech.
Whether you’ve been in the tech community for years, or are just starting out with an IT course or degree, you’re very welcome. Doors open at 09:30, with the event running from 10:00 – 18:00 followed by a happy hour and after party in our Imperial Bar (pictured above).