Bangalore International Airport and Microsoft launched Hackathon to develop Passenger App


Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) has recently collaborated with Microsoft India to host the BIAL Genie Hackathon.  BIAL plans to develop a super app for passengers with the help of a Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

The hackathon, which began on the 27th of October and will conclude on the 21st of January next year, is expected to see participation from the data scientists, developers, and data engineers who worked on creating innovative solutions to improve end to end passenger experiences.

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George Fanthome, Chief Information Officer, BIAL, said, "At BIAL, we are embedding innovative technologies across BLR Airport to continuously introduce solutions through a digital transformation of our airport operations. We are excited to associate with Microsoft to conduct the BIAL Genie Hackathon which will help us in developing new solutions that deliver seamless passenger experiences."

Shivir Chordia, Azure Business Group Lead, Microsoft India, said, "Empowering more people to unleash their potential remains a priority at Microsoft. We are delighted to collaborate with BIAL for the Genie Hackathon – an opportunity for programmers and developers to use Azure’s cloud computing technology and design a unique and comfortable passenger experience that will transform the travel experience for next-generation travellers."

BIAL's Genie Hackathon

The participants will utilize Microsoft Azure cloud based tools to build passenger experiences across the different stages of their journey. The solution will cater to the whole gamut of the journey, from planning the trip to arriving at the destination.

Following the hackathon, developers will showcase the solutions to the jury, who will evaluate the prototypes. The shortlisted teams will receive Azure credits, mentoring sessions, and technical resources from Microsoft officials. 

The winning and runner-up teams will receive a cash prize of INR 1.5 lakh and INR 1 lakh, respectively.
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