AIRVOLUTION 2017: World’s first hackathon by AirAsia

AIRVOLUTION 2017 – the world’s first hackathon by AirAsia aimed at spearheading innovation in the Asean region. The challenge will be open to 100 selected individuals – the cream de la cream of software developers, designers, engineers and/or technopreneurs – who are based in any AirAsia destinations.

AIRVOLUTION 2017 has listed 3 key challenges for the participants to crack:

  • How does one improve customer experience based on their digital footprints?
  • How does one reduce wait times at airports, from check-in to boarding?
  • How does one craft the best itineraries, the best flights and the best tours for AirAsia customers?

Although the Malaysian low-cost airline does not state it upfront, the above 3 challenges are very much data-driven. The hackers will likely be given a snapshot of various datasets from AirAsia, as well as AirAsia BIG and BIG Duty Free, the airline’s loyalty program and online duty free store respectively. These datasets are expected to be available via APIs.

And the solutions will most probably have to be developed in a “mobile-first” spirit and on leading mobile platforms.

The participants had better come equipped with mobile app development skills, as well as proficiencies in data science.

The winning team will receive RM25,000, 100,000 AirAsia Big Points, and 5 return flights to any destination flown by AirAsia.


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