It’s amazing how brilliant ideas can be brought to life on such little sleep. But that’s exactly what a small army of hackers – who participated in HTNG’s inaugural hospitality innovation hackathon – proved could be done this weekend.
Even if you don’t watch the programs, odds are, you’re at least familiar with them. And in the not-too-distant future, it’s conceivable that HTNG’s “Hack the Night” – its inaugural hackathon – might resemble the popular, reality-TV shows.
Few people, if any, are as curious as Gustaf Burman about how “Hack the Night” – HTNG’s inaugural hackathon – will end. And his anticipation is totally understandable because waiting to see a creative idea come to life is, well, exciting.
It’s 1:41 p.m. at the Plug and Play campus, a technology incubator in Sunnyvale, Calif. And it’s hard to think of a more appropriate setting for inventing solutions to enhance the guest experience. That’s exactly what participants of HTNG’s inaugural “Hack the Night” Hackathon are doing.
There’s no such thing as a monopoly on great ideas. With that mindset, more than 40+ “hackers” arrived this morning on the Plug and Play headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif., with a single goal in mind – not to mention a $3,000 first prize. Design an innovation, such as a guest- or staff-facing app, that makes a hospitality experience unique.
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