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The IATA NDC Hackathon
Welcome to the NDC Hackathon, a round-the-clock experience to enhance airline retailing. The NDC Hackathon comprises:
Pre-hackathon - pre-selection applicable to students from local colleges
One week ideation phase to prepare your project around leisure & business travel
A 28 hour coding experience at IBS premises 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 NDC Hackathon you will be asked to use at least one of the NDC APIs available at the event and/or one of the Data APIs and address at least one of their related challenges (NDC and/or Data). 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.
Additionally, this Hackathon will include a Data Challenge. Hackathon teams are invited solve this as a standalone solution or as an extended part of their solutions for NDC challenges.
We are thrilled to have a new edition of the NDC Hackathon and we look forward to seeing the solutions that will contribute to taking airline retailing to the next level!
Catch a glimpse of our last #NDCHack in Paris
Presentation from 2017 #NDCHack winners @ IATA's World Passenger Symposium in Barcelona.
Amazon Web Services
PICK ONE TO TAKE OFF
Choose at least one of the challenges below to participate! (click for details)
Challenge 1 - NDC
Challenge 2 - NDC
Challenge 3 - DATA
Challenge #1: UX/PERSONALIZATION - Improve the passenger experience through dynamic offers
How to enhance the passenger experience through wider flexibility of offers while creating value for both airlines and travelers. E.g. create dynamic packages based on user preferences, create dynamic offers by pushing contextual offers based on the traveler journey.
These options may include for example: in-flight WiFi, in-flight menu, aisle seat, extra legroom, priority boarding, extra luggage, lounge access, fast track, airport transfer...
*** Hint: think about IoT and wearable technology!
Challenge #2: AI/PERSONALIZATION - Identify traveler behavior to provide a personalized journey
When browsing online, we expect to get results specifically around what we want. Understand the traveler behavior and predict what they will need even before they begin the shopping process to surprise them with a wow effect. This will also contribute to better conversion rates for airlines.
Business travel variance - Business travel is about complying with company travel policies and optimizing costs. With that in mind, imagine how a business traveler can still have a fully personalized experience that grants him/her with an enjoyable journey, while enabling a more efficient trip and better monitoring of costs for the travel manager.
Challenge #3: Data Challenge
Today’s travelers want unique experiences tailored to their preferences. Personalizing an offer will significantly impact the way airlines distribute and present their products to customers. Airlines who have data-driven approaches to understand their customers preferences are expected to be more competitive than those who have traditional “one-size-fits-all” business model.
Clearly demonstrate with the data available (including public domain data sources- how travelers can be segmented and propose a data-driven model to support personalized product offering.
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!
IATA Travel Intelligence (TI) department is the focal point for information and intelligence services within the aviation industry. It brings together traffic statistics, airport market intelligence, market research, airline passenger market intelligence and many more. IATA, in collaboration with ARC, is the single largest repository of airlines global sales data available.
Feel free to use any of the Data Sources, NDC or Travel API’s to win the Data prize!
Travel APIs & Data Providers
ONLINE IDEATION PHASE - From 16 February to 23 February One week to develop your idea!
Presentation at IATA event + Showcase on NDC Dev Portal
DATA Corporate Prize
Presentation at IATA event + Showcase on NDC Dev Portal
* All cash prizes above are exclusive of TDS tax.
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25
Terms & Conditions
2018 IATA NDC Hackathon India: Terms and Conditions
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
1. GENERAL INFORMATION
Information on how to enter the IATA NDC Hackathon and the prize details form part of these terms and conditions of entry ("Terms and Conditions"). Entry into the Competition is deemed to constitute acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Entries not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions are deemed ineligible.
The Competition is organized by the Branch Office of the International Air Transport Association ("IATA" or the "Organizer"), located at Unit 605, 6th Floor, Satellite Gazebo Building, Andheri-Ghatkopar Link Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai 400 093, India, with its Head office located at 800 Place Victoria, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4Z 1M1.
The following terms shall have the following meaning in the present Terms and Conditions:
"API" means Application Programming Interface. APIs define a standardized language to access application functionality from external code.
"Competition" means the developer event called "IATA Hackathon" organized by IATA, starting on February 16th with participant onboarding/ideation and ending on February, 25th 2018 in Kochi, India with the final Hackathon.
"Hackathon" is a combination of the words "hack" and "marathon", where the term "hack" is used in the sense of exploratory programming. "Hackathon" refers to the final phase that will take place during the Competition and during which Participants (as defined below) will have to create innovative solutions related to IATA initiatives (NDC and business intelligence) and/or its Partners' APIs, with the goal of winning cash prizes and/or the possibility to be incubated and have the opportunity to present the ideas at select IATA event(s).
"Ideation Phase" means the phase during which the Participants begin to provide ideas, which need to be reviewed, commented and steered.
"Online Incubation" means structured development and refinement of an idea of a Participant. Mentors and specialists (e.g. Designers, Project Managers) help the Participants improve ideas towards a viable product.
"Participant(s)" means any individual(s) or company(ies) that is(are) registered to participate in the Competition.
"Partners" means the companies selected by the Organizer that will contribute to the Competition by providing, for instance, mentoring services, APIs, products, etc. to the Participants.
"Solution(s)" means innovative solution(s) created by a Participant during the Hackathon.
A "Startup" is an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged, fast-growing business that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing or offering an innovative product, process or service. A startup is generally defined as a small business.
"Professional Companies” are corporate entities for which statutes make special provision, regulating the use of the corporate form by licensed professionals such as attorneys, architects, engineers, public accountants and physicians. Professional companies often exist as part of a larger, more complicated, legal entity.
3. THE COMPETITION
The registration for the Competition will be rolled out in three different phases:
First phase - Ideation: The first phase, consisting of an ideation platform ("Ideation Platform"), will permit Participants to submit and discuss ideas via e-mail in relation to the theme of the Hackathon with a panel of experts and other Participants. The goal is to allow Participants to adjust ideas they want to build in the Hackathon by receiving feedback from other Participants and Mentors (as defined below). This phase of the Competition will end with an in-person ideation session in Kochi, India where ideas will ultimately be shaped before implementation, and the Partners will inform the Participants about their business models and APIs and Datasets.
Second phase - Hackathon: The second phase, consisting of twenty eight (28) hours in Kochi, India. The Hackathon, to be held from the 24th to 25th February 2018 will permit Participants to pitch their ideas and designs, as well as develop products with accessible data and technologies, in order to win a prize as described in Section 12 below.
Third phase - Online Incubation: The third phase is only eligible to winners (from 1st to 5th from students/Start-up positions).This comprises of a 6 week incubation period to be held online. It will consist of an educational module (webinars, 1-on-1 sessions) and progress milestones, which the Participants have to achieve to successfully complete the third phase.
4. ROLE OF THE ORGANIZER
IATA is the organizer (“Organizer”) of the Competition and is fully responsible for the Competition.
The Organizer will provide the registration website and mentor supporting Participants during the first phase.
The Organizer will be responsible for organizing Hackathon and setting up a jury to decide the winners of the Hackathon ("Jury").
5. START AND END DATES
Prior to the Competition, an event will be held on 23rd of February 2018 with the presentation of sponsors and an engagement cocktail reception with developers and API and Data providers. The Competition will take place from 24th of February 2018 until the 25th of February 2018.
First phase – Ideation: The Ideation Platform is available at: http://ndc.developer.iata.org/hackathon. Registration will open on the 16th of February 2018 and continue until 23rd February 2018.The Organizer will invite each Participant who registered for the Hackathon to submit any kind of questions during the Ideation period through a dedicated website. The phase will conclude with the idea pitch session on 23rd February 2018 in Kochi, India. At this session, (a) groups can still be formed; and (b) groups already formed can present their concepts and network with competition partners.
Second phase – Hackathon: a total of 28 hours Hackathon from 24th to 25th of February 2018 in Kochi, India A detailed schedule will be available on the registration page.
Third phase – Online Incubation: The Online Incubation will be held exclusively online from 5th March 2018 to 06th April 2018 without physical interaction. The Online Incubation will partly continue per the same method used for Ideation as well as conference calls, but will mostly comprise webinars, 1-on-1 coaching and digital interaction with Mentors provided by competition Partners.
The Online incubation will be held exclusively online from 5th March 2018 to 06th April 2018 without physical interaction. It will partly continue on the same method used for ideation in addition to conference calls, but mostly comprise webinars, 1-on-1 coaching and digital interaction with mentors provided by the competition partners.
A Participant is eligible to enter into the online registration if he/she/it is either a natural person or an institutional body, and meets the following requirements at the time of entry, as applicable:
Participant is a natural person of at least eighteen (18) years of age.
Participant is ideally a marketer, developer, idea generator, designer or data analyst.
Participant is any company or Startup
A responsible team leader must be named, stating that he/she has the necessary authority to make decisions on behalf of the company/Startup and to bind it.
BY REGISTERING FOR THE COMPETITION, EACH PARTICIPANT EXPLICITLY AGREES:
To review and abide by all the rules and requirements stated in these Terms and Conditions;
To fulfil any visa and/or entry requirements required by the authorities of India, as applicable. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that it is the sole prerogative of the immigration and government authorities of India to let anyone inside their country and the Organizer assumes no liability or responsibility for any denial of access by said authorities;
To release and hold harmless the Organizer, its subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, agents and Partners from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind, arising from or in connection with the Competition or any prize won therein. The Participant is responsible for payment of any and all taxes and any other liabilities arising from participation in the Competition;
That all the Organizer's decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to the Competition;
That all the Jury's decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to the Competition;
That any photo, video or other material containing his/her likeness or voice, as may be shot, filmed or captured during the Hackathon, may be published by the Organizer, in full or in part, with or without stating the Participant's name, on any media whatsoever, including, but not limited to, the Organizer's website and/or Youtube page, at the Organizer's sole discretion. This authorization shall be valid worldwide for ten (10) years as of the first day of the Competition.
7. REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION?
Participants shall register for the Competition through the official website at http://ndc.developer.iata.org/hackathon. Registration requires a valid email address, name and basic description of the Participant’s project/idea.
Each Participant who has pre-registered to take part in the Hackathon at http://ndc.developer.iata.org/hackathon will receive an e-mail from the Organizer with final confirmation depending on submitted ideas and the seats availability.
Registration in the Ideation phase will only be possible by invitation via e-mail by the Organizer.
Access to all Hackathon phases is free of charge.
The number of Participants is limited by the capacity of the venue where Hackathon will be held and the Organizer may close registration before the end of the registration period in case the maximum number has been attained.
The Organizer may prolong the registration period in its sole discretion. In such case, the dates of the Hackathon will be postponed accordingly. The Organizer will inform the registered Participants in due course of such prolongation.
8. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRIES AND PARTICIPATION
During the Registration Period, Participants have the following opportunities:
Submit ideas to a panel of experts that have been selected by the Organizer for their business expertise and experience ("Mentors").
Ideate on, develop and enhance the ideas they would like to present and develop during the twenty-eight (28) hour Hackathon.
PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT THEIR SUBMITTED IDEAS:
Will not include illegal, vulgar, offensive, racist or otherwise inappropriate or discriminating content;
Will not encourage the use of controlled substances, including but not limited to alcohol and drugs;
The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify, at its sole discretion, any Participant which doesn't comply with the above-mentioned criteria.
Upon Participants' requests, and at any time of their choosing, Mentors will provide feedback on registered Participants' submissions.
Mentors will be available online during CET (Central European Time zone) business hours to answer questions and to comment on ideas that have been submitted.
Mentors will receive questions from IATA via a dedicated Ideation platform.
9. THE HACKATHON JURY
The Jury for the Hackathon will be comprised of representatives of the Organizer and of the Organizer’s Partners.
The Jury will evaluate the Solutions created by Participants during the Hackathon based on the demonstration made thereof, and according to the judging criteria, that is provided below. In the event of a tie, the Jury will deliberate to determine a winner in its sole discretion.
The Organizer may, in its sole discretion, replace members of the Jury.
In the event of a conflict of interest, a member of the Jury may disqualify him/herself or be disqualified by the Organizer from passing judgment on a particular team or Participant. Such disqualification shall not affect or disqualify the judging or reviewing of that team or Participant's submission by other members of the Jury.
10. PROCESS OF THE HACKATHON
The Organizer will announce the Venue through the Hackathon website
Attending the Hackathon portion of the Competition is free of charge for Participants confirming their attendance at least three (3) days prior to Hackathon. The Platinum sponsor will bear costs for the venue and catering. However, all travel costs to get to and associated with the Hackathon in Kochi, India (including all accommodation) shall be entirely borne by the Participants themselves.
The Organizer disclaims any responsibility for any sickness, illness or injury caused to participants as a result of food and beverage consumption at the Hackathon. Participants understand, accept, and take full responsibility for the potential risks and hazards of consuming foods and beverages during the Hackathon. In the case of dietary restrictions or allergies, it is imperative that Participants verify the ingredients of the food and beverage offered.
11. SELECTING THE WINNERS
The final Jury will select the winners of the Hackathon according to the following criteria:
i. Use of NDC APIs / IATA data sets
ii. Challenge Solved
v. Business Potential
vi. User Experience (if applicable)
During the final demonstration, each participant will have three (3) minutes to demonstrate their project and two (2) minutes for questions and answers from the Jury
A detailed list of parameters will be provided at the beginning of the Hackathon.
Prizes will be distributed in two separate phases as follows:
(1) HACKATHON PRIZES
End day of Hackathon 25th February 2018
Prize for Professional Companies:
Professional Company Prize (limited to two teams)
a) NDC prize - Presentation at IATA event + showcase on NDC Developer Portal. This is limited to 2 members of the team.
b) Data prize - Presentation at IATA event + showcase on NDC Developer Portal. This is limited to 2 members of the team.
Prize for Start-ups / Students:
NDC prize (limited to one team):
a) 5,000 USD (five thousand US dollars)
b) Invitation to incubation phase
Data prize (limited to one team):
a) 5,000 USD (five thousand US dollars)
b) Invitation to incubation phase
Developer prize (limited to one team):
a) 2,000 USD (two thousand US dollars)
b) Invitation to incubation phase
Ready to take-off prizes (limited to two teams)
a) Invitation to incubation phase
In addition, bonus prizes may be given out at the Hackathon at the sole discretion of the Organizer.
* All cash prizes above are exclusive of TDS tax.
(2) INCUBATION PRIZES
End of Incubation phase week of 09 April 2018
1st and 2nd Prizes:
Presentation at the IATA event (date and location to be confirmed). Travel is limited to 2 members of each team.
All immigration/visitation entry requirements are the sole responsibility of the winners and the Organizer shall assume no responsibility as to the entry of such winners into any countries in relation to the prizes.
In case one of the winners is a group, the cash prize will be divided and distributed equally between team members.
A cash prize will be sent by bank transfer within three (3) months of the end of the Competition. Flight tickets and hotel reservations will be issued by the Organizer in due course.
Travel will begin and finish in the city and country of residence of winners. Proof of residence will be required to be provided to the Organizer. Travelers are responsible for issuing and paying for their own visa or other immigration requirements as needed.
12. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
No assignment of the Participants’ intellectual property rights in their Solution is required as part of the Competition. However, parties may agree to transfer ownership of intellectual property rights in the Solutions, if any such exist, to the Organizer for commercial purposes. Such transfer would need to be formalized in writing by the parties. However, to the extent that a Solution or a portion thereof is composed of content that is not protected intellectual property of a Participant, the Organizer shall be free to use and exploit such Solution or portion thereof in any manner and without any restriction whatsoever.
For the avoidance of doubt, any data and/or materials ("Data") provided by the Organizer during the Competition shall remain the sole and exclusive property of the Organizer and the Participant shall not acquire any rights whatsoever in such Data. The Participant is authorized to use the Data for the sole purpose of the Competition and shall make no use whatsoever of such Data after the Competition, including in cases where a Participant has integrated the Organizer’s Data into their Solution created during the Competition.
Participant expressly authorizes the Organizer, to publish, communicate, expose, disclose, divulge and represent their submitted ideas and Solutions verbally, graphically or in writing, in any medium whatsoever, worldwide, forever, by any means, and free of charge, in relation to the Competition. Participants further authorize the Organizer to use, in any format, their names, pictures, trademarks and logos in any and all documentation relating to the Competition.
The Participant agrees that Solution shall, in no event, infringe in any manner or induce infringement of any third party intellectual property rights. Should any intellectual property rights in a Solution belong to any third party or parties, the Solution may not qualify, in the Organizer’s complete discretion, for any prizes available in the Competition.
THE PARTICIPANT UNDERTAKES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE ORGANIZER AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTION, SUITS, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES, INJURIES OR LOSSES, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES, ASSERTED BY A THIRD-PARTY AGAINST THE ORGANIZER DUE TO AN ACTUAL OR ALLEGED INFRINGEMENT OF RIGHTS IN RELATION WITH THE SOLUTION, AS WELL AS AGAINST ALL LITIGATION COSTS (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES) REQUIRED TO DEFEND THE ORGANIZER AGAINST SUCH CLAIMS, UNLESS THE ORGANIZER IS ITSELF ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INFRINGEMENT OF RIGHTS BY ITS GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT.
13. PERSONAL DATA
BY ENTERING THE COMPETITION, THE PARTICIPANT AGREES FOR THE ORGANIZER TO PROCESS THEIR PERSONAL DATA PROVIDED DURING REGISTRATION OF THE HACKATHON, FOR THE PURPOSES OF RUNNING THE COMPETITION, ADVERTISING/MARKETING AND/OR ADVERTISING/MARKETING FUTURE HACKATHON OPPORTUNITIES TO YOU AND IN THE EVENT THAT THEY ARE MEMBERS OF THE WINNING TEAM, ENTRANTS AGREE FOR THE ORGANIZER TO PROCESS THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF DISTRIBUTING PRIZE(S) AND/OR FACILITATING ATTENDANCE AT THE INCUBATION PHASE.
14. LITIGATION AND LIABILITY
The Organizer is fully entitled to shorten, extend, modify or cancel the Competition in any manner it deems fit without incurring any liability to the Participants.
The Organizer is fully entitled to disqualify a Participant or a team which does not abide by these Terms & Conditions or acts in any way deemed inappropriate by the Organizer. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, such inappropriate behavior could occur, for example, if a Participant is caught consuming drugs or other illegal substances during the Competition, if a Participant makes harmful or discriminatory statements or if a Participant engages in hacking or manipulating, or attempting to hack or manipulate the IT system or the Data of the Organizer or any Partners or the data or systems of other teams.
The Organizer and shall not be responsible, and assume no liability, for (i) lost, misdirected or late submissions; (ii) electronic transmission errors; (iii) theft, destruction, change of, or unauthorized, access to submissions; (iv) technical problems, malfunctions or errors in the operation of any hardware or software which is necessary for the transmission of submissions or for the procedure of the Competition, including computer viruses and bugs, or for manipulations, unauthorized access, scams, overload of the Internet or a website or any combinations of these, nor for other causes not subject to the inspection by the Organizer and the respective subsidiaries and branches of the Organizer. In case any of the above should occur, the Organizer retains the right, in its sole discretion, to adjust, change, postpone or cancel the Competition in any manner it deems fit, or to take any other action it deems appropriate, including, without limitation, disqualifying any Participant who wrongfully causes any of the above to occur. The Organizer reserves all rights to recover damages and to take any recourses that may be available to it against such any such Participant.
Participants who are employees of a corporation, government agency or an academic institution are responsible for ensuring that their participation complies with any policies their respective corporation, agency or institution may have regarding participation in events such as the Competition. If the Organizer has reason to believe that a Participant violated any such internal policies, the Organizer reserves the right to prohibit the Participant from participating in the Competition or receiving a prize at any time. The Organizer assumes no liability and is not responsible for any disputes arising between a Participant and his/her employer with respect to participation in the Competition.
15. GOVERNING LAWS & JURISDICTION
This Competition will be governed by the laws of London, United Kingdom. Any dispute arising between the Organizer and a Participant as well as any dispute arising from the interpretation or the application of these Terms and Conditions shall be submitted to courts of London, United Kingdom excluding any conflict of law provisions.
The Organizer reserves the right to verify the validity of entries, as well as their compliance with these Terms and Conditions, and to disqualify any Participant who interferes in any way with the entry process or who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. The Organizer will not accept any late or misdirected entries.
The Organizer reserves the right to cancel the Competition and/or cancel or amend the awards if it deems in its sole discretion that there is an insufficient number of Participants.
Disqualification of any Participant who the Organizer has reason to believe has breached any of these Terms and Conditions or has engaged in any unlawful or other improper conduct shall be at the Organizer's sole discretion.
The Organizer's decision in relation to any and all aspects of the Competition is final and binding on every Participant and there shall be no appeal or review process for any such decision.
The Organizer is not responsible for (i) any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer or online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software or any technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any web site, delay or error in postal service, or any combination thereof; (ii) any incorrect or inaccurate information caused by any equipment or programming associated with, or used in, this Competition, or any technical error, including any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, mobile or satellite network failure, theft, destruction, unauthorized access or alteration of entries, or any combination thereof.
The Organizer assumes no liability and is not responsible for any injury or damages to a Participant's or any other person's electronic device resulting from participation in this Competition or downloading any Data as part thereof.
In the event of war, terrorism, economic sanctions, riots, fires natural disaster or any other state of emergency or act of god, the Organizer reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition or take any other action it deems fit with respect to the Competition without any liability.
The winners of the Competition will be announced on the closing day of the Hackathon and at the end of Incubation phase. All finalists and winners will be announced on the IATA website.
The Organizer reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions and to add and/or remove any provisions from these Terms and Conditions at any time (including before and during the Competition), for any reason and in any manner it deems fit.