The first Open Data Hackathon aimed to develop applications that promote Greek tourism will kick off this weekend, October 17-18, at the innovation hub “Innovathens” at the Athens Technopolis.
The hackathon is an initiative of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) in its aim to strengthen Greece’s competitiveness and highlight tourism’s leading role in the Greek economy.
During the two-day event, 35 groups consisting of over 150 developers — programmers, analysts, designers, consultants — will focus on the development of applications that promote tourism and improve services for tourists.
Members of the public and the private sectors have been invited to actively participate through “opening” their data on sectors related to tourism.
Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is among the supporters of the event and has provided open data related to tourism to the Hackathon.
SETE Tourism Crowdhackathon topics: Highlighting tourist destinations, Tourist destinations of the Strategic Planning 2021 (Sun & Beach, City Break, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Excibitions/MICE, Cultural, Naval, Medical), Special types of tourism, Useful tools and applications for tourism businesses, Transport and communications and Use of open data.
The Hackathon will run over two days, starting Saturday 17 October and concluding Sunday 18 October 2015.
Judging will take place on Sunday and the groups with the best applications will be awarded with cash prizes as well as with services and goods.
The judging committee
Aristos Doxiadis (Partner at Openfund), Spyros Arsenis (PhD, Senior Business Analyst at NBG), Eleutherios A. Papathanassiou (Professor, Rector of IST College), Achileas Stathopoulos (Manager of e-Business services, Eurobank), John Soldatos (AIT Associate Professor), Maria Theofanopoulou (President & CEO at GTP – DANAE Group), Joanna Konstantinou (Professor, The American College of Greece – Deree), Ioanna Samprakou (Telecommunications), Dimitris Papanagiotakis (Founder, CEO “Dreamlab” Co-Founder, ICT Manager “Loyalbrand”), Constantinos Calogirou (Partner at Planet S.A.), Panos Paleologos (President and Founder of HotelΒrain), Andreas Stefanidis (Business Director at Aephoria.net, President at ESYNE | Hellenic Associations of Young Entrepreneurs and GEW Greece Host at Global Entrepreneurship Week), Gregory Yovanof (Information Technology and Services), Spyros Ktenas (Project Management Officer, Globo), Marika Androutsopoulou (Head, Strategic Development & Coordination Office at National Documentation Centre – EKT/NHRF) and Marianna Sigala (Professor of Tourism at University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia).
GTP is a communication sponsor of the event.