The AIR Hackathon

Welcome to the AIR (Airline Industry Retailing) Hackathon, a round-the-clock experience to enhance airline retailing. The AIR Hackathon comprises:

  • One week ideation phase to prepare your project around leisure & business travel
  • A 28 hour coding experience in Santa’s home town, Lapland to work on your projects and pitch ideas to a team of industry experts and mentors
  • A 6-week incubation phase to ensure the winning ideas have the potential to become strong and successful business cases and the possibility to pitch these ideas at industry forums

During the AIR Hackathon you will be asked to build solutions to enhance airline’s retailing capabilities. We will ask you to address at least one of the related themes published for this 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.

We are thrilled to have the last AIR Hackathon of the year in such a magical location and can only hope for Santa to make our wish to take airline retailing to the our next level become true!



Host Airline

United

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor

Supporting Organization

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Challenges

PICK ONE TO TAKE OFF


Choose at least one of the challenges below to participate! 
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Theme 1
New Distribution Capability (NDC)

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Theme 2
Blockchain

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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.

Feel free to use IATA's APIs and/or the APIs from NDC airlines participating to this Hackathon:

You must use at least one of the NDC APIs to win the NDC prize!


More information on NDC available on iata.org/ndc.

Business Travel specifics available on NDCBiztravel.iata.org.

NDC APIs

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IATA

Blockchain API

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Travel APIs/Sources

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Agenda

Friday 30 November 2018

  • 17:00
    Registration opens
  • 18:30
    Intro & Sponsor presentations
  • 19:30
    Networking cocktail
  • 21:00
    Closure

Saturday 1 December 2018

  • 08:00
    Breakfast
  • 09:00
    Pitch Ideas
  • 09:45
    Coding starts
  • 10:00
    Workshops start
  • 13:00
    Workshops finish + Lunch
  • 20:00
    Dinner
  • 21:00
    Coding continues

Sunday 2 December 2018

  • 08:00
    Breakfast
  • 12:30
    Lunch
  • 14:00
    Coding finishes!
  • 14:30
    Final demos
  • 16:30
    Jury deliberation
  • 17:00
    Winners announcement
  • 18:00
    Hackathon finishes!

Prizes for Individuals

NDC Prize

NDC Prize

5,000 USD + Incubation phase + Showcase on AIR Tech Zone
Blockchain Prize

Blockchain Prize

5,000 USD + Incubation phase + Showcase on AIR Tech Zone
Developer Prize

Developer Prize

2,000 USD + Incubation phase + Showcase on AIR Tech Zone

Ready to take off Prize

Incubation phase
+ Showcase on AIR Tech Zone

Prizes for Corporates

NDC Corporate Prize

Presentation at IATA event
+ Showcase on AIR Tech Zone

Blockchain Corporate Prize

Presentation at IATA event
+ Showcase on AIR Tech Zone

Where

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