Pax Tech Hack

  • 48-Hour Hackathon - Live on the PTS Show Floor

    PaxTechHack will be taking place in the heart of the PTS show floor. Over 50 participants are confirmed to compete and will be coming together on 2 April to form teams, receive challenges, and commence coding. Each team will have 48-hours to develop their solutions to overcome the two challenges set.

    Once the clock hits zero, competitors must down their digital tools before our panel of four expert judges decide which teams are taking home the €5000 cash prizes as PaxTechHack 2019 champions.

  • The Challenges

    Inflight Passenger Community Challenge:
    Sometimes you can sit on a flight for hours without even exchanging a word to the passenger seated next to you. Participants are tasked with creating a digital solution which can bring a flight together as a community, rather than strangers.

    Boost Airport Retail Challenge:
    We all know those airline passengers that go through security and head straight to the gate to be first to board the plane. For retailers, this means missing out on a customer that doesn’t have time to browse the duty-free shops. Our hackathon competitors must develop a digital solution to turn these early-birds at the gate into airport retail consumers.

    Winners Announced Thursday 4 April

    Following two days of non-stop innovating, coding, and creating, each team will present their solutions at the PTS Seminar Theatre, Thursday 4 April. Deciding which teams have developed the most innovative and disruptive solutions are our judges panel of four industry experts, including Pierre Charbonneau, Director, Passenger Experience & Facilitation, International Air Transport Association (IATA).

    Participating teams will be judged on the following criteria:

    • Innovation - 25%
    • Business plan - 25%
    • UI/UX interface/Aesthetics - 25%
    • Feasibility - 25%

    Submit Your Challenge for
    Pax Tech Hack 2020

    By submitting a challenge for PaxTechHack 2020 your business will have the opportunity to:

    • See and test the innovative prototypes developed just for you during the hackathon.
    • Be recognised as an industry thought leader, paving the way for the future of the passenger experience.
    • Gain inspiring ideas to kick start your research and development projects.
    • Receive valuable first hand feedback from developers who will be immersed in your APIs and SDKs for 48 hours.

  • Supporting Organisation

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world's airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic. IATA is looking forward to being at Passenger Experience Week.

    Organised with BeMyApp

    PaxTechHack has been put together in conjuction with the experienced hackathon organisers BeMyApp. They have run hackathons across the airline and airport industries and will be ensuring that this is a Passenger Experience Week must see.

    More About BeMyApp

    Educational Content

    Our free-to-attend seminar sessions at the PTS Seminar Theatre will introduce and explore the smart solutions and technologies that are set to transform the travel experience. Focusing on how you can enable a seamless passenger experience for your customers.

    Seminar Programme


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