How might we improve the user experience when the locals search for things to do at their primary locations on TripAdvisor?
Introduce a new category for TripAdvisor local users to enjoy nearby and upcoming events that they can share and enjoy with friends.
This is a 4-days Hackathon project done at my TripAdvisor Internship over Summer, collaborating with two other engineers. We discovered a gap between local users and Things to Do nearby that provides “non-touristy” activities when users are not in a traveling mode. Leveraging on TripAdvisor’s ready-to-be-launched Community Powered Assistant, we proposed an idea with social behavior to showcase nearby and upcoming events.
Scope: 4 days (Hackathon at TripAdvisor Summer Internship)
Discover local events nearby
Interact with TA social community
Pre-order a ride with Uber