Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific
24-hour Hackathon

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

What is the Cathay Pacific 24-hour Hackathon?

The Cathay Pacific 24-hour Hackathon is an annual event where a select group of applicants will be given 24 hours to develop an innovative technology solution for travellers. As part of this elite group, you’ll work together with a range of students, professionals, and experts who share the same passion for tech and travel, and with whom you’ll collaborate to achieve success.

This signature event – hosted at Cathay Pacific’s headquarters – will allow you to bring your ideas into the real world. You will be challenged with real business problems, and will have the chance to pitch your unique solutions to influential industry professionals.

Join us from 3-4 November 2018 at Cathay Pacific City, as we embark on an exciting journey to bring “Smart Travel” ideas from future to present.

Why should you join?

Experience the only hackathon event in Hong Kong with an aviation and travel focus. With access to experts with insights and the inner workings of the aviation industry, participants will get to understand more about the industry through exclusive empathy days and technical workshops provided by Cathay Pacific and our partners.

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Students

  • Share experiences and learn from other peers
  • Gain exposure and insights into the exciting aviation industry
  • Obtain rare opportunities that lead to a unique career in aviation and IT

Eligibility

    Open to all full-time tertiary education students


Awards

  • Round-trip flights to a destination of your choice plus Asia Miles
  • IT internship or Graduate Trainee opportunities

How to join

    Application dates will be announced soon. Please stay tuned

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Professionals

  • Gain refinement and validation on ideas by professionals in the aviation industry
  • Bring winning solutions to life in the near future with support from our partners

Eligibility

    Anyone who does not fall into the student stream, and is at least eighteen years of age at the time of registration

Awards

    Exciting prizes to be revealed soon! Please stay tuned

How to join

    Application will open from 15 July to 5 August 2018

Which Hackathon role is right for you?

Product Master

Product Master

Expertise in business and domain knowledge

Designer

Designer

Expertise in UI / UX and graphics design

Developer

Developer

Expertise in software and application development

Composition of each team must consist of all three roles, with a team size between three to five members. Teams can be formed during application or on our dedicated Hackathon website, which will be available to successful applicants later on.

Highlights from 2017

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Enjoy the highlights from Cathay Pacific’s second annual 24-hour Hackathon on 21-22 October 2017!
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Voluntary mentors from the airline provided the teams with advice at different stages of the 24-hour Hackathon.
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Paul Loo, Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, was inspired by our participants' innovative ideas.
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Exciting participants, volunteers, and mentors gathered in front of the stage, waiting for the final pitches from our participants.
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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.
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Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor (Infomation Technology), sharing his insights after final pitches.
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Participants, volunteers and mentors gathered in front of the stage to witness the opening of Cathay Pacific 24-hour Hackathon 2017.
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Participants were taken on a Cathay Pacific Tour about our inflight entertainment services by an IT Graduate Trainee.

Winners from 2017 enjoying an unforgettable visit to Dublin

As one of the prizes from last year’s Hackathon, the champion team was invited on a trip to Dublin to visit the offices of leading technology companies, including Facebook, Accenture and Microsoft. It was an insightful visit, with live demonstrations of some of the latest technologies. The team also joined the celebration of the launch of direct service between Dublin and Hong Kong and took the first flight back to Hong Kong!

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