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HTNG to Host Organization's First Hackathon in 2019

Friday, December 21, 2018  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (December 21, 2018) - Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) will host its first Hackathon on 25-27 January in-person at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA.

HTNG's Hackathon, titled "Hack the Night," will recognize the importance and significance the hospitality industry places on the integration between systems. With integrations generating useful data for hospitality companies to leverage, there are always opportunities to enhance a guest's impression.

Over the three-day event, hackers will work through the challenge of designing an innovative solution to elevate the hotel experience for a guest. Hackathon entries may include guest- or staff-facing applications or tools, or another innovation for the industry.

API providers will administer building blocks, and participants will work in teams to develop state-of-the-art prototypes that can serve in moving the industry forward. Competition entries will be judged on the impact a submission has on the guest journey and how likely a modern hospitality company is able to adopt such a solution at scale. Solutions will also be evaluated based on API usage, as well as HTNG standards adoption.

Oracle Hospitality will be the Title Sponsor at HTNG's Hack the Night, where they will provide many technical resources, including their APIs for participants to use.

"We're thrilled to be part of HTNG's Hack the Night event. HTNG is bringing together some of the industry's most creative minds and we're excited to see the innovative ideas that spring forth," said Laura Calin, Oracle VP Product Strategy. "At Oracle, we are committed to accelerating innovation in the industry so that our customers can continue to deliver new and exceptional guest experiences."

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About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's Board of Governors, consisting of 24 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit