As part of London Tech Week, TfL are teaming up with the market-leading ticketing company in the UK, Ticketmaster, to host a hackathon at their London HQ. Bring your ideas to life at the London Hack Day, hosted by TfL and Ticketmaster on Friday June 16.

Join us at our hack day in association with Ticketmaster on June 16, part of London Tech Week

Where and when

Venue: Ticketmaster HQ, 4 Pentonville Road, London , N1 9HF
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Friday 16 June 9:30 – 21:00

Register for the event here.

I am delighted that TfL has teamed up with Ticketmaster to run a joint hackathon as part of London Tech Week, a festival of live events across the city that showcases the best of tech and provides networking, social, learning and business opportunities.

It brings together science and creative types, corporates and grass roots, start-ups and scale-ups.

Ticketmaster opened up their platform last year, with APIs allowing developers to benefit from its data. So far they have run 10 hackathons around the world, to engage with developer communities.

At TfL, we have also run a number of hackathons, and over 12,000 registered application developers and organisations now use our open data and free-to-access Unified API, to power over 600 London travel apps.

This joint hack day is intended to inspire the next generation of apps to provide meaningful experiences for both London residents and visitors, seeking the best live experiences and the best means of getting there. Essentially bringing together event data with transport data, and to develop a great new app!

Come and 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.
I’m looking forward to seeing some great innovative ideas that supports our customers.

The hackathon is free to attend, just register for the event here.

Schedule

09:30 – Doors open and light breakfast
10:00 – Developers dig into the APIs
11:30 – First round of feedback
12:00 – Lunch
16:00 – Demo
16:30 – Closing remarks and winner announced
18:00 – Happy Hour and after party!

Target audience

Developers, coders, problem solvers, digital experts, technical architects, business analysts, students and UX/designers

Whether you’ve been in the tech community for years, or just starting out with an IT course or degree, you’re very welcome to come along to help us develop new customer facing digital products.

The combined experience of TfL and Ticketmaster running hackathons means that we’ll make you feel at home from the first minute. Regardless of your background, there’s a place for everyone, not just developers – if you’re not technical, you’re just as welcome.

Posted by Rikesh Shah

Rikesh Shah works in TfL Online as the Lead Digital Relationship Manager.

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