Hospitality Technology Hackathon


Hack The Night, produced by HTNG, will take place over three exciting days at the Plug and Play Headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA. Application Programming Interface (API) providers will provide the building blocks, and participants will come together to develop state-of-the-art prototypes that catapult the industry into the next generation of hospitality technology.

HTNG, Hospitality Technology Next Generation, is a global not-for-profit trade association that connects the people and businesses to innovate in a the flobally conscious industry that cares for their guests, employees, and community. To learn more, visit our website here.

Hackathon participants and teams will enjoy a weekend of camaraderie and networking with top tier technology providers in a fast-paced, competitive development environment. "Hack The Night" fulfills HTNG's mission through stimulation of new product development by engaging the vendor and developer community.


*Must be able to attend in-person to participate and win prizes.

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Eligible participants must be at least 18 years of age, legally able to enter a contract, and lawful residents (or visitors) of the United States. Students of local universities are encouraged to participate, but college or university experience is not a requirement. HTNG member companies (and their employees) may participate but are not eligible to win prizes. 

Eligible participants are expected to have experience with software development, appropriate tools, API usage and other modern computer science related technologies.



Your Submission must: (a) be your (or your Team or Organization’s) original work product; (b) be solely owned by you, your Team or Organization with no other person or entity having any right or interest in it; and (c) not violate the intellectual property rights or other rights including but not limited to copyright, trademark, patent, contract, and/or privacy rights, of any other person or entity. An Entrant may contract with a third party for technical assistance to create the Submission provided the Submission components are solely the Entrant’s work product and the result of the Entrant’s ideas and creativity, and the Entrant owns all rights to them. An Entrant may submit a Submission that includes the use of open source software or hardware, provided the Entrant complies with applicable open source licenses and, as part of the Submission, creates software that enhances and builds upon the features and functionality included in the underlying open source product. By entering the Hackathon you represent, warrant, and agree that your Submission meets these requirements.

How to enter

Register here to attend. 


Judging Criteria

  • API Usage
    Did the solution appropriately utilize an HTNG or Sponsor API, message set, or standard?
  • Challenge Completion
    Did the solution adequately address the hackathon challenge(s)?
  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?