Dublin to host Ticketmaster hackathon

Ticketmaster is inviting tech wizards to test its platform when it hosts its latest hackathon in Dublin next month.

The event at the Digital Exchange on May 6 will be the ticketing giant’s ninth hackathon, with more than 500 hackers having taken part in similar proceedings in the US, UK, Germany and Canada.

The hackathon will give developers the opportunity to find out more about Ticketmaster and connect with tech figures from the company, including Ismail El Shareef, vice-president of open platform and innovation at Ticketmaster US.

The Ticketmaster team will also look to gain feedback from developers about new updates to Ticketmaster’s APIs. Developers will be encouraged to test Ticketmaster’s open API strategy, mash them up with other APIs and ultimately improve the service for the company’s customers.

“The platform is as strong as the community contributing to it…building a community that’s passionate about creating unforgettable moments for fans is critical to the evolution of the platform,” said Shareef.

Ticketmaster is offering a series of prizes to those who make an impression on the day, from a Phantom 3 Advanced Drone to a Go Pro Hero Session Camera.

The hackathon will be judged by a host of industry experts who will be announced shortly. Tickets are free and are strictly limited.

Ticketmaster said in a statement: “Basically it’s a hands-on workshop for API/mobile developers, architects and API enthusiasts.

“The hackathon will be totally laid-back – with fun as much of a priority as coding and APIs! We’ll provide the sustenance to keep you going, all you need to do is bring your jolly self along and have a great time.”