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Tech + Travel Demo Event {Sponsored by Microsoft}

It's that time! Summer is approaching and the travel bug is getting ready to bite. Come join us at the Crocker Galleria and check out the hot new apps and technologies geared towards making your travels less stressful and more fun. Get an hands on experience with these cool new products local to San Francisco!

Our Companies Demoing:


CheckMate helps hotels simply their check-in process. As a B2B software provider, CheckMate enables hotels and online travel agencies to offer online check-in services to their guests. Though advance check-in, guests can upgrade to premium rooms, receive room status alerts, and avoid lines at the front desk when they arrive. CheckMate helps hotels generates incremental revenue from upgrades, enables better guest service and personalization, and improve operational efficiencies for their employees. 

Field Trip

Field Trip is a geo-location-based guide to the cool, hidden and unique things in the world around you. Revealed through the app on Android devices, iPhones and Google Glass, Field Trip pushes instant notifications filled with historical information about city sites, public art, buildings, businesses and consumer deals in the immediate location. It’s like having a knowledgeable local walking with you in whichever city you visit.


At FLYR they believe that a better travel experience can be achieved through advanced data science, packaged as elegant applications for all travelers. The idea for FLYR was conceived by Alex Mans while traveling the world after having sold his previous company. Dealing with regular travel plan changes, he quickly realized there had to be a better way to purchase flights. Today, FLYR brings choice, freedom and flexibility back to flight reservations through a mobile application and an API that enables the travel industry to offer it's services as an integral part of their offerings.


Jetpac City Guides is a photo guide for every city in the world, based on where people take and share Instagram photos.  Jetpac does image processing to find where people are the happiest, where the hipsters go, and the best views.  Use Jetpac to see what it looks like before you go, and if your tribe goes there.  Jetpac has also developed the latest Deep Belief vision technology, so you can search for anything in travel pictures.  Anyone want to go to a bar that has umbrellas in its cocktails?


OLSET (Pronounced All-Set) is the world’s first personalized travel booking engine. OLSET partners with apps and websites to enable travelers to stop searching for hotels and scouring review sites all together. The company utilizes big data, machine learning and patented algorithms to deliver personalized hotel recommendations to your inbox, based on your unique preferences, whenever you want to travel. OLSET currently partners with different app providers and OTAs to automatically create traveler profiles for their users' and match their travel preferences to millions of reviews. Need to be sure that the wifi is great? We’ve got you covered. Need a hotel with a good business center, a good gym and free parking? No problem! OLSET's technology can learn your preferences and suggest hotels so you save tons of time and travel better! OLSET- Personalized Travel Bookings. 


Recce is a fast, beautiful, and fun way to explore your immediate surroundings and everything that is going on around you. Recce takes location based discovery to a completely new level, by using multiple data sources to create immersive 3D cities on the fly. The end result is an experience that brings the world to life. Recce was created to deliver a unique browsing experience that is fast, fun and visually attractive. This browsing experience allows you to discover and explore what is going on around you right now, using real-time social signals to help you find the coolest places around. Recce includes the usual map utility functions, such as live public transport routing, with funky visualizations that are both fun, and faster than any other service. 


Get exclusive access to luxury hotel suites normally only available to celebrities and high-rollers. VIP entrances, private elevators, luxury service, this is the secret world of high-end hotels. Suiteness is your key to living the good life even if just for one night. We give you access to these amazing suites, and our team negotiates to make sure you the best price. When people describe their dream vacation they rarely mention the hotel room. We are here to fix that.

Traveling Spoon

Traveling Spoon is an online marketplace that is changing the future of travel by connecting travelers with authentic home dining experiences, from homemade meals to cooking classes in people's homes. Traveling Spoon searches for the best home cooks around the world and brings them through a thorough vetting process ensuring incredibly delicious, high-quality, trusted experiences for all. The company launched in Asia and currently has hosts in 25+ cities throughout seven countries. Traveling Spoon's vision is to create meaningful travel experiences for millions of travelers around the world through their authentic, vetted food experiences with local hosts. Funded by the former CEO of Expedia, Traveling Spoon was recently featured in The Travel Channel, Travel + Leisure and by Business Insider as one of Silicon Valley's fast-growing startups to watch.

As always a huge thank you to our sponsors Jobspring Partners, Workbridge Associates and Microsoft.

Learn about our headlining sponsor:

Microsoft's Internet Explorer

Rethink the web. Come see (and touch!) how Microsoft reimagines exploring the internet with IE11, now in Xbox One and Windows 8.1. Plus who knows… once you #MeetIE, you might get something extra ;)

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  • Nicole A.

    Hey Members! Tonight will be a blast – the demo tables are fitted with swag, the photo booth is set with hilarious tech themed props, and our generous sponsor Microsoft is JUST itching to give one of our very lucky members an XBOX!!!!! Spread the word - #TechinMotion - tell all your friends to sign up and RSVP today!

    See you all there ~

    2 · May 22, 2014

  • Brendan W.

    I will attend.

    May 21, 2014

Our Sponsors

  • Qualcomm Ventures

    Hosting and sponsoring: The Future of Frontier Tech Talk Event

  • Workbridge Associates

    Creators of Tech in Motion: Offering IT Staffing Solutions/Career Advice

  • Jobspring Partners

    Creators of Tech in Motion: Offering IT Staffing Solutions/Career Advice

  • Autodesk

    Hosting, sponsoring, and donating food/drinks to Data+Design Tech Talk

  • Verizon

    Exclusive featured sponsor for Data+Design.

  • AppDynamics

    Donating catering services to our Containerization + DevOps tech talk

  • Treasure Data

    Featured sponsor for Containerization + DevOps Tech Talk.

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