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  June 26th, 2023 | Written by

Qatar Airways Cargo to Host the First ever IATA Cargo Hackathon in the Middle East

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Qatar Airways Cargo, a global leader in air cargo transportation, is proud to announce it is the official host for the next IATA One Record Hackathon to be held from 24 to 26 November 2023, in Doha, Qatar.

An IATA hackathon is an around-the-clock event, that brings together teams of developers to innovate solutions that address an industry challenge.

Focused on industry standards and initiatives, developers deep dive into the aviation environment where they can work together to explore new business applications and generate exciting ideas. Solutions are presented to a jury, and the winners have the opportunity to share and communicate their solutions to the industry.

IATA’s hackathon program was launched in 2015, initially focusing on airlines’ retailing capabilities. The scope has since evolved to address other areas including environment, payment, cargo, accessibility, among many others.

The hackathon success relies on a simple recipe: access to technologies via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), a clock-ticking healthy pressure, and an industry challenge to be solved. All these three ingredients together encourage the emergence of the following three objectives:

  • Development of new ideas for airline industry based on industry standards. ​
  • Disruption by exposing new products and services from new startups and corporations to the industry.
  • Enhancement of standards by exposing them to developer community who can provide direct feedback on the industry schemas.