The IATA NDC Hackathon



Welcome to the NDC Hackathon, a round the clock experience to enhance airline retailing.

Do you want to have a go at enhancing airline retailing? Don’t miss the opportunity to influence the travel space by participating to our next NDC Hackathon in Dublin

The NDC Dublin Hackathon comprises:

  • One week ideation phase to prepare your project around leisure & business travel
  • A 24-48 hour coding experience in Dublin alongside specialized workshops
  • A 6 weeks incubation phase to ensure the winning ideas have the potential to become robust strong and successful business cases and the possibility to pitch these ideas at industry forums

During the NDC Dublin Hackathon you will be asked to use at least one of the NDC APIs and address at least one of the challenges around leisure or business travel. In parallel, you will be able to attend some of the workshops that will take place on-site and access to mentors that will guide you through the Hackathon.

We are thrilled to organize a new edition of NDC Hackathons and looking forward to seeing exciting results in Dublin!

 

Winning teams present their ideas at IATA's World Passenger Symposium in Dubai (October 2016)

Interview with a developer participating with a developer @ NDC Hackathon in Dubai (October 2016)

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Challenges

PICK ONE TO TAKE OFF

Choose at least one of the below challenges and decide the category where you want to compete; either LEISURE or BUSINESS travel!

Today business travel is highly influenced by leisure – we often see business solutions replicating successful apps and solutions built for leisure since they have proven to be more convenient for travelers. But could it be the other way round? Look at creative ways to enhance business travel for the advantage of the corporate buyers or ways for business travel to inspire leisure for a change! Everything is possible in this Hackathon!

Category 1 - LEISURE Travel

Category 2 - BUSINESS Travel

NDC APIs


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!

Travel APIs


Who Is This For?

Developers
You’re a keyboard master and know how to create applications that extract key content from databases

Marketers
You are a visionary and able to immerse yourself in a project that will revolutionize customer marketing

Innovators
You think outside the box and consider yourself an entrepeneur

Designers
You and data visualization go way back! In your capable hands, dashboards and applications shine!

Agenda

IDEATION PHASE - From 10 May to 18 May
One week to develop your idea!

HACKATHON OPENING - Friday 19 May
17:30Registration opens
18:30Hackathon intro & IATA presentation
19:00Partners Presentation
19:30Pitch Ideas / Teams get together
20:00Welcome drinks
22:00Coding starts!
HACKATHON - Saturday 20 May
09:00Breakfast
13:00Lunch
14:00Workshops start
18:00Workshops finish
19:00Dinner
20:00Coding continues
HACKATHON CLOSING - Sunday 21 May
09:00Breakfast
13:00Lunch
14:00Coding finishes!
14:30Final demos
16:30Jury deliberations
17:00Winners announcement
18:00Hackathon finishes!

INCUBATION - From 29 May to 15 July
For winners to fine-tune their projects!

Prizes
Business Travel Prize

5,000 USD + access to the Incubation phase to help you grow your project

Leisure Travel Prize

5,000 USD + access to the Incubation phase to help you grow your project

Corporations Prize

Presentation at World Passenger Symposium in Barcelona, Spain gathering over 700 delegates from the entire air value chain

Developer Prize

2,000 USD + access to the Incubation phase to help you grow your project

Ready to take off prizes (limited to 2 teams)

Access to the Incubation phase to help you grow your project

Incubation Prizes

End day of Incubation phase (week of 15 July 2017)

1st and 2nd Prizes:
Presentation at World Passenger Symposium in Barcelona, Spain gathering over 700 delegates from the entire air value chain.

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