TUI & Bedfordshire University Hackathon 2018
The theme for this years TUI / Bedfordshire University hackathon is
In-Resort Experience. In other words - based around the kinds of services and products that TUI - its in-resort suppliers and partners - supply to its customers while they are actually on holiday.
For several of this years scenarios - you will need the data shown in the appendix below. Whilst this is typical of the kinds of in-resort products & services TUI offer (known as ancillaries) - this list has been significantly simplified and reduced. In particular, the pricing scheme below bears no relation to the one actually in use at TUI.
As this years hackathon is 1 day (24 hours) in length, the complexity of the scenarios has been reduced accordingly to reflect this change.
As always - the choice of scenario(s), tools, testing & design techniques and language(s) is left to each team.
It is perfectly acceptable (even desirable) for some of the elements in your solution to be 'faked', for example: the 'app' mentioned throughout could be a simple command line program, user interactions could be randomised to simulate actual situations and so on.
Identifying photos of beetles so that customers can find the most elusive and rare specimens
Effective communication between customers and their holiday rep
A digital art piece showcasing the live bookings made by TUI customers all over the world
Check-in and monitoring system for parents with kids in activities
Personalised digital signage that only shows adverts relevent to those passing by
A game designed to limit customer's contact with the rep
A checkout service for the in-resort app
An inventory service for the in-resort app
A payment service for the in-resort app
Appendix - In-Resort Ancillaries
Prices given here are for illustration purposes only - they do not reflect actual values.
The availability given (how many are available to the customer) is based on a per hotel basis.
Code | Name | Price | Availability -----|-----------------------------------------|---------|------------- 0001 | Taxi Transfer - Airport to Hotel Return | £100.00 | Unlimited 0002 | Baby Cot Hire - 7 Days | £80.00 | 10 0003 | Car Hire - 7 Days | £25.00 | 10 0004 | Attraction Ticket - Per Person | £50.00 | Unlimited 0005 | Wedding | £400.00 | 7 0006 | Excursion - Per Person | £40.00 | Unlimited 0007 | Sunbed Hire - 7 Days | £100.00 | 100
For those adventurous, talented, exceptional, or plain crazy - the following scenarios are designed so they can be combined together:
- checkout + inventory
- inventory + payment
- checkout + inventory + payment
Another option is for multiple teams to work together on all 3 of these scenarios, providing a seamless integration between them and offer a single - unified - solution.