San Francisco International Airport is looking to upgrade the airport experience from A-Z.

Participants in this virtual hackathon have the opportunity to hack for solutions that will transform the traditional travel process into a modern and seamless experience.

Submit your idea by December 14th to qualify as one of the finalists who will pitch at the FINALE on December 17th at SFO.

IMPORTANT: One member per team must pitch in-person at SFO in order to qualify as a finalist.

Finalists will be selected and notified on Monday, December 15th via ChallengePost direct message. Questions can be directed to Shakira (at) Wearableworld (dot) co.

 *MANDATORY Info Needed by this Friday (12/12). Please see details here:*


NOTE: Link above has been updated

Agenda: Dec. 17th 

Location: T2 Partnering Room

 10:00am - Breakfast + Networking

11:00am - Welcome + Opening Remarks

11:20am - Developers Test + Perfect Prototypes

 2:30pm - Pitch

 3:30pm - Judging

 4:00pm - Winner Announced

 4:30pm - Conclusing Remarks + Networking


Wearable World Invents

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Wearable World connects businesses to the social fabric of the Internet of Wearable Things. Our goal is to provide an innovation platform to foster the blend of technology, art and humanity. Through news content, incubator and accelerator programs, and events, Wearable World acts as the catalyst for future Wearable Technology innovation. The Wearable World platform addresses the need for entrepreneurs to connect, learn, and engage the wider Wearable Technology global ecosystem. For additional information, please visit

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  • Limit one (1) entry per person.
  • Teams are limited to (4) people.


  • Participants are expected to provide a presentation and/or a functioning demo of the prototype. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$16,525 in prizes

Best Use of SFO's API

$1000 for team that SFO selects as Best Use of SFO's API

1st Place: American Airlines Prize (2)

American Airlines will be awarding 25,000 AAdvantage Miles per team member (max 5) to the 1st place winning team at the Grand Finale on December 17, 2014.

2nd Place: American Airlines Prize (2)

American Airlines will be awarding 15,000 AAdvantage Miles per team member (max 5) to the 2nd place winning team at the Grand Finale on December 17, 2014.

3rd Place: American Airlines 3rd Prize (5)

American Airlines will be awarding 10,000 AAdvantage Miles per team member (max 5) to the 3rd place winning team at the Grand Finale on December 17, 2014.

Best Use of MasterCard's Simplify Commerce or MasterPass APIs (2)

$100 per team member (max 5) + Developer Zone Prize Pack

Best Use of Esri Technology Prize

$1000 for team that Esri selects as Best Use of Esri Technology

Advising Lunch with Robert Scoble!

Advising Lunch with Robert Scoble will include tailored advice and industry insight from one of the top thought leaders in Tech and some social media shootouts.

Justinmind Perpetual Licenses (3)

Justinmind is offering free perpetual licenses for the Top 3 teams (max 5 persons/team)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

1) If you think you've got what it takes to create the solution to travelers' needs, simply apply here.

2) Complete your submission via the challenge submission form before the submission deadline (December 14th, 2014).

3) If you are not located in the Bay Area, you are able to participate virtually. Please note, at least one member per team must be present at at SFO on December 17th, 2014 for final judging. 


Redg Snodgrass

Redg Snodgrass
CEO/ Wearable World

Sebastian Taveau

Sebastian Taveau
Chief Developer Evangelist / VP OpenAPI at MasterCard / Mastercard

Sridhar Solur

Sridhar Solur
Director, Next Gen Computing- Wearables, IOT// Mentor to 500 Startups// Board Happy Farm Incubator

Charles Schüler

Charles Schüler
Associate Deputy Airport Director, Communications & Marketing at San Francisco International Airport

Phillip Easter

Phillip Easter
Direct Mobile Apps & Wearables / American Airlines

Jay Nath

Jay Nath
Chief Innovation Officer for Mayor Lee / City and County of San Francisco

Judging Criteria

  • Overall Function
    1) Did the team have a working demo? 2) If not, will it be completed in 30 days? 3) Does the App solve a real world or business problem? 4) No. of provided APIs used. 5) Is the UX/UI elegant, seamless, and easy to use? 6) Would you use it at the airport?
  • Quality & Design
    Creativity, originality, UX/UI

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