Passions Hacked

Friday, August 05, 2016

12:00 PM CEST - Challenge is open for 1 week
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The Challenge

Passion is everything. Whether it be a chance to hike into the clouds on some farflung slope, unleash your inner warrior or tick off the next must-do from your bucket list, we’ve all got itches that just have to be scratched.

This year at, we’re inviting the most passionate creative minds to help turn the web into an even more addictive and rewarding environment. By introducing a new way of searching, we’ve helped develop the most comprehensive search of its kind in the travel industry – perfectly matching people’s unique passions and interests with the best destination and accommodation, and changing the very face of travel search as we know it.

Data-miners and pathfinding programmers, let your passions take you further. Use your skills and creative thinking to apply algorithms, data structures, machine-learning, coding and data mining to help the world’s adventurers discover unique destinations to indulge in their favourite pursuits.

There will be six system graded questions coded and scored on HackerRank and created by our awesome Booking engineers. Once completed, you will be eligible to win prizes. In order to be eligible for our grand prize, you will need to answer an open-ended bonus question that will be graded by the team.

The Prizes

1st place

GoPro Hero4

2nd and 3rd places

Luminette 2

4th to 8th places

Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens

All Maximum Scores


Grand Prize

Let your passion blaze a trail to Amsterdam on an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the largest hackathon ever hosted by From October 14 to 16, you’ll have 48 hours to change the face of global travel and hack on our API alongside 80 of the best and brightest in back-end, front-end and mobile.

The Rules