Cathay Pacific

Sky is the limit

Take your innovation to new heights at the Cathay Pacific 24-hour Hackathon on 3-4 November 2018

Join us for another action-packed hackathon

Again this year, we are in search of game-changing ideas to revolutionise the way we travel with the use of technology. Whether you are a passionate student or a seasoned professional, we welcome you to join us on this one-of-a-kind journey.

Applications opening soon, stay tuned for more details.

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Here are some highlights from last year

Exciting participants, volunteers, and mentors gathered in front of the stage, waiting for the final pitches from our participants.
Participants were taken on a Cathay Pacific Tour about our inflight entertainment services by an IT Graduate Trainee.
Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor (Infomation Technology), sharing his insights after final pitches.
The winning team, Touch CX, pictured here with Paul Loo, Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer and our Guest of Honour Wallace Lau, Deputy Secretary for Transport and Housing Bureau.
Our invited guest Vincci Cheuk hosted a Facebook live interview session with our Hackathon judge, Tommy Leung (Mingjai) - Executive Producer of Freeman Production.
Paul Loo, Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, was inspired by our participants' innovative ideas.
Teams worked throughout the night to develop and code their concepts before pitching to our Hackathon judges the following afternoon.
Voluntary mentors from the airline provided the teams with advice at different stages of the 24-hour Hackathon.
Participants, volunteers and mentors gathered in front of the stage to witness the opening of Cathay Pacific 24-hour Hackathon 2017.
Over 100 youngsters gathered at Cathay Pacific City to participate in the second Cathay Pacific 24-hour Hackathon, along with a number of volunteers and mentors from the airline.
Participants using memos and boards to brainstorm ideas and develop innovative solutions.
Our hackathon is open to the public and we welcome applications from secondary school students as well.

Frequently asked questions

A hackathon is an event, typically lasting from one day to a couple of days, in which people meet and collaborate in innovation and software development activities.

Participants normally work in teams to solve a challenge and create workable solutions. At the end of a hackathon, teams will demonstrate their ideas to judges in short and intense pitches.

We welcome everyone to join our Hackathon. The student category is opened to any students under a full-time tertiary education. More details for the professional category will be released soon, please stay tuned.

The application for professional stream and student stream starts in June and August respectively. Sign up for our e-newsletter and you will be informed once application opens.

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Have further questions? Email us at hackathon@cathaypacific.com