We always encourage innovation and disruption around the live events space, and that’s why we headed to Dublin for our 10th global Hackathon – specifically to connect with its thriving dev community. Developers joined us at the NDRC, Digital Exchange (also the first Guinness store room) for a day of mashing up Ticketmaster’s event discovery API with other APIs to create meaningful and super cool experiences for fans worldwide.
The innovative ideas that were created in just a matter of hours were testament to the talent in the room. It was a tough competition, but the eventual winner was Insemble, with an app that effectively brought the different elements of attending a show together in one place. By integrating with flight aggregators such as skyscanner, accommodation services such as AirBnB and local eateries through Just Eat, the key cost elements of attending a gig were brought together in one place, to provide a seamless experience for fans.
These Hackathons give developers a rare insight into Ticketmaster’s culture of support, development, and commitment to constant change and innovation. They also provide the Ticketmaster team the opportunity to get up close and code with the wider developer community and gain insightful feedback on the developer experience, and the new updates to Ticketmaster’s API.
Our next Hackathon will be taking place in London during London Tech week, stay tuned to @tmTech #TMHack.
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