SOURCE: Expedia


May 20, 2015 08:00 ET to Host Its First Ever Hackathon in Montreal

Programmers of All Levels Are Invited Inside Expedia's Global API in a Weekend Dedicated to Innovation and Creativity

MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - May 20, 2015) - The Expedia Worldwide Engineering team and many software developers and innovators will gather together for a weekend dedicated to developing new ideas and programming concepts, and experimenting with Expedia's global software. Participants will bring their creative ideas to a working prototype in just two days thanks to access to some of Expedia's latest Application Program Interfaces (APIs).

Final products will be pitched to a panel of judges consisting of members from Expedia's technology team and Montreal-based industry authorities: Bruno Guglielminetti (General Manager of Digital Services at the Just for Laughs Group), François Bédard (professor at UQAM's School of Sciences and Management and Director of the Department of Urban Studies and Tourism) and Robert Bonneau (Senior Partner of Décarie Executive Search). Winner prizing includes over $7,000 in cash prizes and lots of Expedia+ rewards points.

Expedia Montréal Hackathon 2015 (#HackExpediaMtl)

Notman House (
51 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC H2X 1X2

Friday, May 22, 2015:
from 6p.m. - 10p.m.
Saturday, May 23, 2015:
(please call to confirm presence)
Sunday, May 24, 2015:
from 2p.m. - 4 p.m. (team presentations)
from 4p.m. - 5 p.m. (judging/selections)
from 5p.m. - 6 p.m. (announcement of winning teams)

WHO: executives:
Philippe Deschênes, Director of Technology, (Montreal)
Jennifer Callegaro, Director of Brand Marketing, (present Friday, May 22)

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Taissa Hrycay / Annie Martineau
    Veritas Communications
    Email Contact / Email Contact
    514 816-9900 / 514 947-4522