- New Hackathon edition organised by the largest online travel company in Europe, which was held simultaneously in several locations across Europe
- The tech marathon was aimed at developing innovative solutions that help improve the company’s technological efficiency for the benefit of its customers
- The winning projects have stood out for their creativity, viability, effectiveness and positive impact for travelers
Barcelona, June 14, 2018.- eDreams ODIGEO, the largest online travel company in Europe, has organised a new Hackathon edition, an event where the company’s IT and Product teams meet to jointly devise and develop solutions for a given challenge.
For 24 hours non-stop, more than one hundred participants from across Europe – between engineers, developers, analysts as well as product and systems experts – have competed simultaneously from different locations. All 15 groups who participated had access to the necessary technical equipment, different work spaces, meals and drinks, rest areas and showers.
This collective competition was a fresh opportunity for the company’s IT professionals to exchange ideas in a collaborative environment and put their creative capacity into practice by using the most advanced technology. The challenge was to come up with tangible improvements, develop the necessary code and then show that it is working within the 24 hour time limitations.
The two winning projects were selected for their creativity and ability to add significant value for travelers. The one with the most employee votes has been named Most Popular Hack, while the Best Overall Hack was awarded to a project selected by a professional jury.
Carsten Bernhard, eDreams ODIGEO’s Chief Technology Officer, said “I am very happy with the quality of the projects that our teams have managed to develop in this Hackathon, and all in a time record. These are ideas that will not only enormously improve our customers’ experience, but also contribute to making our IT platform more efficient. It’s amazing to see how innovative our people can be in such a short space of time, accomplishing things that could take some company’s years to realise, yet we see this happening in just a single day.”
About eDreams ODIGEO
eDreams ODIGEO is one of the world’s largest online travel companies and one of the largest European e-commerce businesses. Under its four leading online travel agency brands – eDreams, GO Voyages, Opodo, Travellink, and the metasearch engine Liligo – it offers the best deals in regular flights, low-cost airlines, hotels, cruises, car rental, dynamic packages, holiday packages and travel insurance to make travel easier, more accessible, and better value for the more than 18 million customers it serves across 43 markets. eDreams ODIGEO is listed in the Spanish Stock Market.