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DateMonday, October 20, 2014

TripAdvisor Coding at Web Summit

TripAdvisor Partners with Web Summit to Challenge Ireland's Brightest Web Developers



TripAdvisor Director of Engineering in Dublin, Lars Holzman, challenges Ireland's web community at the Dublin Web SummitTripAdvisor, one of the world's most visited travel websites, has created a daily coding competition open to Ireland's web developers who are attending Dublin's Web Summit taking place November 4th- 6th.



With a range of prizes on offer for those able to solve coding puzzles themed around travel and the Summit, a new coding challenge will be issued on each of the three days of the Web Summit by TripAdvisor with both the challenges' difficulty and rewards increasing with each passing day.



The TripAdvisor website offers advice from travellers and a wide variety of travel planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor's 24 branded websites operating in 45 countries make it amongst the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 280 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 170 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions.



TripAdvisor's dedicated engineering hub in Dublin has grown significantly since opening a  in the city in September 2013 and is now the largest TripAdvisor engineering office of its kind outside the US, with a team of more than 20 helping to deliver new and improved features to TripAdvisor's platforms around the world.


Lars Holzman, director of engineering at TripAdvisor Ireland, said: "We know Ireland is home to the cream of the crop in the coding world and that the Summit brings together an even larger group of highly skilled engineers, so we've created this challenge as a way to directly engage, and challenge, that talent pool. Since opening a dedicated engineering hub in Dublin last year it has been great to be part of the buzz surrounding the world-class developer community that is growing here."



The Dublin Web Summit has grown exponentially since first appearing in 2010, and this year the organisers expect 20,000 attendees and guests. Over the past three years, Elon Musk of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Niklas Zennström of Skype, Reed Hastings of Netflix, David Karp of Tumblr, Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Square, Steve Case and Tim Armstrong of AOL, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim of YouTube have been among a long list of speakers at the Web Summit


"We are delighted to have TripAdvisor's support and partnership with our Developer's Lounge. Over the three days of the Web Summit this year we have a Builder's Stage with dedicated content and exhibitors for those developing and building technology. The Developer's Lounge is part of what will hopefully be a special experience for all the coders, engineers and developers attending the Web Summit," said Paddy Cosgrave, founder of the Web Summit.



Details on how to enter the daily competition will be available during the Web Summit on @WebSummitHQ or on site at the TripAdvisor exhibition stand.

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