Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific
24-hour Hackathon

Sky is the limit. The Cathay Pacific 24-hour Hackathon 2018
has concluded with flying colours on 3-4 November

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.

The Cathay Pacific 24-hour Hackathon 2018 has concluded with flying colours. We would like to thank all parties involved, contributing to the success of this year's Hackathon. We hope that you will join us next year to inspire us and be inspired!


In collaboration with

Airport Authority Hong Kong
Cyberport

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Amazon Web Services

Congratulations to the 2018 winners

Grand-Prize

Champion

CXCare

Round trip business class tickets to any destination in the Cathay Group network
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Opportunities to the final pitch for the Cyberport Incubation Programme or the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund

2nd-Prize

1st Runner-up

Potatoes

Round trip premium economy class tickets to any destination in the Cathay Group network

3rd-Prize

2nd Runner-up

Gamemick

100,000 Asia Miles per team

Special-Prize

Best Airport Application Award

ASDF

Opportunity to pitch the best airport application for the AAHK Innovation Fund
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Free aviation courses

Grand-Prize

Champion

Skywalker

Round trip premium economy tickets to any destination in the Cathay Group network
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IT Internship or Fast track to IT Graduate Trainee Programme
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Opportunity to the final pitch for the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund

2nd-Prize

1st Runner-up

Machine Learning

Round trip economy class tickets to any destination in the Cathay Group network

3rd-Prize

2nd Runner-up

The Wrights

50,000 Asia Miles per team

Special-Prize

Best Airport Application Award

Freeriders

Opportunity to pitch the best airport application for the AAHK Innovation Fund
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Free aviation courses

Grand-Prize

Grand Prize

CXCare & Skywalker

Overseas trip to visit technology firms

Most-Popular-Prize

Most Popular Vote

CXCare

Crowdsourced Prize worth $2,000 each

Most-Liked-IG-Prize

Most-liked IG Award

Timothy Yung

10,000 Asia Miles

Hackathon Streams

Experience the only hackathon event in Hong Kong with an aviation and travel focus through our Professional and Student streams.

Professional

Pitch your ideas and gain validations from aviation and technical professionals
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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



Student

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


Eligibility

Open to all full-time tertiary education students


Hackathon Roles

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 and five members.

Teams can be formed during application or on our dedicated Hackathon website.

Highlights from 2018

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Over 300 participants, mentors, coaches and volunteers gathered together to mark the start of the Cathay Pacific 24-hour Hackathon 2018.
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Participants actively interacted with the Airport Authority staff at our kick-start programme to gain insights into passenger flows and service touchpoints.
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Participants gaining a comprehensive understanding of our operations through our Cabin Insider empathy day.
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Paul Loo, Chief Customer and Commercial Officer of Cathay Pacific, welcoming our distinguished guests Alex Kwan, Executive Director Engineering and Technology of Hong Kong Airport Authority, and George Lam, Chairman of Hong Kong Cyberport.
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Participants capturing a photo-worthy moment as a team.
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Team members working collaboratively to bring their innovative solution to life.
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Participants, coaches and volunteers feeling refreshed by taking a break to clear their minds with yoga.
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Team members working hard late night to bring their unique idea to reality.
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Top 4 teams from the professional and student stream pitching their groundbreaking ideas to our final judging panel.
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The champion teams, guests and judges took a group photo to celebrate this exciting winning moment.

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!