IATA AIR Hackathon

Welcome to the IATA AIR Hackathon, a round-the-clock experience which comprises:

  • One week ideation phase to prepare your project
  • A 28 hour coding experience in Frankfurt to work on your projects and pitch ideas to a team of industry experts and mentors

During the Hackathon you will be asked to build solutions to enhance airline’s retailing capabilities, also called AIR - Airline Industry Retailing (NDC). We will ask you to address at least one of the related challenges by using at least one of the APIs available at the event. In parallel, you will be able to attend some of the workshops that will take place on-site and gain access to mentors that will support you through the Hackathon experience.


NB - IATA does NOT retain developers' Intellectual Property (IP) on any of their ideas/prototypes presented at this Hackathon. Detailed information under Terms and Conditions.

Host Organization

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Gold Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor
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Platinum Sponsor
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Supporting Organizations

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NDC Info

The New Distribution Capability (NDC) is a travel industry-supported program launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard. The NDC Standard enhances the capability of communications between airlines and travel agents and is open for others to implement and use.

The NDC Standard enhances the capability of communications between airlines and travel agents. 

The NDC Standard enables the travel industry to transform the way air products are retailed to corporations, leisure and business travelers, by addressing the industry’s current distribution limitations:

  • Product differentiation and time-to-market
  • Access to full and rich air content
  • Transparent shopping experience 
You must use at least one NDC API participating to this Hackathon in order to win a prize.

Carbon offset info

There is no alternative to aviation when it comes to long distance and low carbon travel. Carbon offsetting can therefore be seen as an immediate, direct and pragmatic means to encourage action to limit climate change impacts, at least in the short-term.


Carbon offsetting is simply a way for individuals or organizations, in this case airline passengers and corporate customers, to “neutralize” their proportion of an aircraft’s carbon emissions on a particular journey by investing in carbon reduction projects.

Over 30 IATA member airlines have introduced an offset program either integrated into their web-sales engines or to a third party offset provider.

IATA’s program brings both standardization to the process and makes it possible for airlines of any size to easily introduce a credible and independently validated offset program.

Our program offers best practice in the structure and implementation of carbon offsetting. Offsets are carefully selected and accounted for, and the issue of carbon calculation has been resolved by committing to the ICAO methodology supplemented with actual airline carbon data.

Themes

PICK ONE TO TAKE OFF

Choose at least one of the challenges below to participate! (click on the icon for details)

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Leisure travel & Carbon offset

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Agenda

Friday 11 October 2019

  • 18:00
    Registration opens
  • 19:15
    Intro & Sponsor presentations
  • 19:45
    Pitch ideas
  • 20:15
    Networking Cocktail
  • 21:45
    Closure

Saturday 12 October 2019

  • 08:00
    Breakfast
  • 09:00
    Coding starts
  • 10:00
    Workshops start
  • 13:00
    Workshops finish + Lunch
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • 21:00
    Coding continues

Sunday 13 October 2019

  • 08:00
    Breakfast
  • 12:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00
    Coding finishes!
  • 14:30
    Final demos
  • 17:30
    Jury deliberation
  • 18:00
    Winners announcement
  • 19:00
    Hackathon finishes!

NDC APIs

SITA
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Travel APIs/Sources

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Non-corporate prizes

NDC Leisure Prize

NDC Leisure Prize

5,000 USD 
+ Showcase on AIR Tech Zone

Carbon offset Prize

Carbon offset Prize

5,000 USD 
+ Showcase on AIR Tech Zone

 DATA  Prize

DATA Prize

5,000 USD 
+ Showcase on AIR Tech Zone

Corporate prizes

NDC Leisure Prize

NDC Leisure Prize

Presentation at IATA event
+ Showcase on AIR Tech Zone

Carbon offset Prize

Carbon offset Prize

Presentation at IATA event
+ Showcase on AIR Tech Zone

 DATA  Prize

DATA Prize

Presentation at IATA event
+ Showcase on AIR Tech Zone

Sponsors' prizes

Best usage of SunExpress NDC API

Best usage of SunExpress NDC API

Prize to be announced soon
Best usage of Duffel NDC API

Best usage of Duffel NDC API

Luxury travel kits, airport lounge access and more!

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