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    Be Part of SIA’s Digital Transformation

    Be creative and build an application that solves real world corporate challenges! Show us what you can do with technology.

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  • Exciting prizes to be won!

    Student Category Grand prize: Tech trip to Silicon Valley on Singapore Airlines Economy Class for all team members with accommodation and transfers

    Open Category Grand prize: Return Economy Class ticket for all team members to any Singapore Airlines destination and team prize of SGD5,000 cash

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  • Save the dates

    Event Kick-Off: 21 Oct 2017, Hangar@ NUS Enterprise

    Event Finale: 28 Oct 2017, Hangar@ NUS Enterprise

    Workshops from 1 Oct to 20 Oct at various locations. See below.

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Be Part of SIA’s Digital Transformation


Be creative and build an application that solves real world corporate challenges! Show us what you can do with technology.

What's more, you may get a chance to further develop your idea in a proof-of-concept with SIA.

Business challenges will be unveiled here from 07 Oct 2017!

Event Details


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Event Kick-Off

21 Oct 2017

Venue: The Hangar@ NUS Enterprise

Address: Level 1, I-Cube, 21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace S(119613)

  • Registration
  • Presentations on airline domain knowledge
  • Workshops on Design Thinking, Intellectual Property Rights, Technology Platforms/API and our specific business challenges
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Event Finale

28 Oct 2017

Venue: The Hangar @ NUS Enterprise

Address: Level 1, I-Cube, 21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace S(119613)

  • Presentation and demonstration of prototypes
  • Judging and presentation of prizes

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Event Kick-off

21 Oct 2017

To be updated on the closer dates

Remote Coding and Mentoring

23-27 Oct 2017

  • Teams/Individuals will work on their ideas and prototypes
  • Mentoring from SIA executives and IT partners will be provided

Submission of Codes

27 Oct 2017

  • Codes to be submitted by 11:59pm
  • Submission portal will be advised at a later date
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Event Finale

28 Oct 2017

To be updated on the closer dates


Business Value

Innovation

User Experience

Technical Competency

Presentation

Prizes

Student Category

Tech trip to Silicon Valley on Singapore Airlines Economy Class for all team members including accommodation and transfers

Grand Prize

50,000 KrisFlyer miles for each team member



Second Prize

30,000 KrisFlyer miles for each team member



Third Prize

Open Category

Return air ticket for all team members to any Singapore Airlines destination and team prize of SGD5,000 cash

Grand Prize

Team prize of SGD3,000



Second Prize

Team prize of SGD1,500



Third Prize

Resources


To be released shortly


To be released shortly

Flight Schedule:

Provides up-to-date information on schedules for Singapore Airlines flights

Link:
TBC

Flight Status:

Enables subscriptions for status changes for a flight, and updates are sent via push notifications

Link:
TBC

Check In:

Checks in a passenger into his/her flight, and provides flight-relevant information

Link:
TBC

 

 

The Amadeus Travel Innovation Sandbox:

The Amadeus Travel Innovation Sandbox is an environment to help you turn your great travel ideas into working prototypes – the first step you need to get your project supported and funded. Through our sandbox, you get access to well-documented REST/JSON APIs backed by Amadeus services and global content, to get going with your project right away. No previous travel industry experience required.

The Sandbox is for students, individuals or early stage startups. Actually, anyone with a great idea and who wants to try it out with Amadeus

With our sandbox, your creativity is the limit. A ground-breaking service for travellers, a killer app for travel agents, a unique way to extract business insight from travel data… The sandbox gives you APIs to get you started. It’s up to you to invent the rest!

Link:
https://sandbox.amadeus.com/about

 

 

Hotel – Expedia hotel booking platform APIs:

A set of Apis(s) used to expose Expedia hotel inventory for a city, region or latitude and longitude based co-ordinate. Some of the search criteria include checkin and checkout dates, number of traveller including adults and children and a list of hotel ids. A client can further drill down into a specific hotel to get the pricing and availability of all the rooms offered. A client can query static information of a hotel (based on a hotel id) to get the hotel name, address, geographic location information, images, policies and amenities for that hotel. Among the set there are Apis(s) that provide both cached and detailed pricing.

Flights – Flight booking platform API:

Provides flight's availability and pricing for a given origin and destination airports and travel dates. Currently international airports are not supported. Only US to US and Canada to Canada airports are supported. This API can be used to get diverse set of Flight results for a given search criteria (involving Origin, Destination). Fare calendar, which provides a least expensive flight for each day in the requested date range. For the purpose of this hackathon, the search query will be fenced to flights from Singapore Airlines only.

Tours / Attractions – local expert API:

Expedia’s Activities API offers Search and Details functionality to explore “things to do” in a location of interest. Search API provides the list of activities with brief summary about each activity. To get more details for each activity, you can use the Details API.

Link:
hackthon.expedia.com (Participants will be given a password to access on event day)

 

 

Terms and Conditions

Who will be eligible?

The SIA App Challenge 2017 (the "Competition") is open to:

  1. Current diploma or university students, who are studying in an Institute of Higher Learning in Singapore, and possess a corresponding valid institution’s identity document (e.g. student or matriculation card) for the Student Category.

  2. For the Student Category, any participant who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age as of 21st October 2017, must obtain proper parental/guardian’s consent to participate in the Competition. The consent form signed by the parent/guardian should be submitted along with the terms and conditions acceptance form at the time of registration. Participants under the age of eighteen (18) as at 21st October 2017 will be automatically disqualified from this Competition if proper consent has not been obtained.

  3. All who do not qualify for the Student Category and are at least (18) years of age at the time of registration should participate in the Open Category.

  4. Employees of Singapore Airlines Limited (“SIA Employees”) may be invited to participate in the Open Category.

 

How can I participate?

  1. You are to form teams with a minimum of two participants and up to a maximum of four participants. Each participant is only permitted to join one team. This applies to both the Student and Open categories.

  2. Each participant must individually register his/her participation in the Competition and submit all the required fields before the registration closing date and time or before the registration reaches the Competition's full capacity, whichever is earlier.

  3. You must appear in person and onsite at the Competition venues on the Competition dates and by the registration time or you may not be allowed to participate in the Competition.

  4. You or your team must solve at least one (1) of the business challenges provided at the Competition.

  5. Provide your Submission(s) (as defined in Clause 3.1 of the Other Terms and Conditions) to SIA in the manner and by the time stipulated by SIA on 27th October 2017, which will be announced at a later date.

 

What are the rules and regulations?

  • Each team may make one Submission.

  • All Submission(s) must be original work. Any form of plagiarism or copying is not allowed.

  • All Submission(s) must be new. Any work that has been submitted for other competitions (whether in Singapore or overseas) or has been used for commercial purposes and/or has been published in any media will not be accepted.

  • SIA shall not be responsible for entries that are lost or contain corrupted data due to whatever reasons.

  • SIA staff and immediate family members (i.e. spouse and children) of staff who are part of the SIA App Challenge team planning, managing and overseeing this Competition, as well as the Competition’s sponsors’ or partners’ staff and immediate family members of such staff who are part of the team planning, managing and overseeing this Competition, are not eligible to participate in the Competition.

By registering for this Competition, you consent to SIA's collection, use and disclosure of your personal data in accordance with SIA’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at www.singaporeair.com, in order to administer the Competition for SIA's marketing and promotional purposes, to attribute you as the inventor/author of the invention/work that you create for the purposes of the Competition, administer assignment of the rights in the invention or work to SIA (if applicable) and/or for workshops organized by the sponsors of the Competition (the “Purposes”).

Please note that registration for this Competition is administered through Eventbrite's website, which SIA does not exercise control over. We encourage you to review Eventbrite's own terms and conditions and privacy policy, which can be found at https://www.eventbrite.sg/privacypolicy/, governing the use of Eventbrite's website before submitting your personal data to Eventbrite.

Please refer to the Other Terms and Conditions which also apply to the Competition and shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in, and form part of, these Terms and Conditions. If you disagree with any of the Terms and Conditions (including the Other Terms and Conditions), please do not register for or participate in the Competition.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


SIA App Challenge is a coding competition open to all tertiary students and non-students. We invite you to come and showcase your talent in creating innovative ideas and solutions for real-world business challenges.

We will Kick-Off the App Challenge on Saturday, 21 Oct 2017. Business Challenges for both the Student and Open Categories will be announced that morning.

After which, you will have one week (23-27 Oct) to formulate your ideas and develop your prototypes. Consultations with business and IT mentors will also be made available during this period.

On the following Saturday (28 Oct), your team will have to present your ideas and prototypes to a panel of judges.

Food and drinks will be available on both Saturdays & don’t forget to bring your own laptop and any other equipment or materials you need during these 2 days!

You are only allowed to participate in the Student Category if you are a full-time tertiary student and are matriculated in a tertiary institution located in Singapore. Tertiary students under the age of 18 are permitted to join but are required to seek parental/ guardian’s consent to participate and that the consent form signed by the parent/ guardian must be submitted at the time of registration.

The Open category is open to any non-student.

For both the Student and Open Categories, there must be a minimum of 2 per team, with up to a maximum of four team members.

For both the Student and Open Categories, there must be a minimum of 2 per team, with up to a maximum of four team members.

You can register first as an individual via Eventbrite. Once you have found your team mates in the kick-off event (21 October 2017), you may then form a team.

You are strongly encouraged to attend the Kick-Off event as we will be revealing the business challenges and sharing with you essential knowledge and development tools for the competition. It will also be an opportunity for you to meet SIA executives, technology and industry professionals.

You are free to use any kind of technology / tools / datasets that can be found in the public domain. As long as you are authorised & have the valid license to use them.

No, information shared by SIA and industry partners should be used for the purposes of the competition only. Please see the section on Confidentiality in the Other Terms & Conditions.

You will receive an email confirmation in your registration account.

Team name and password (set during team creation)

Please kindly email sia_appchallenge@singaporeair.com.sg for any further assistance.

You would need to present a working prototype at the pitching session on 28 Oct.

The prototype should have the key features that meet the selected business challenges. It should demonstrate these features, and not in alternative forms such as presentation slides or videos etc

A Judging Panel will be formed to evaluate the idea and working prototype on 28 October 2017. All team members of the team must be present for the presentation. You will be evaluated based on Business Value, Technical Competency, Innovation, User Experience and Presentation

You will have 3 minutes to complete your demonstration and pitch your idea and working prototype. There will be a two-minute Q&A session.

It must be submitted to the platform determined by the organiser (time, date, format). The platform name will be advised at an appropriate time.

Presentation will be using the copy uploaded to this platform.

Participants will fully own their solution after the App Challenge. All submissions (and all intellectual property rights contained therein) to SIA will be the property of the participants. Please see the section on Intellectual Property Rights in the Full Terms & Conditions.

Please contact the organising committee via email at SIA_AppChallenge@singaporeair.com.sg

The business challenges will be shared on 07 October. You should start conceptualising with your team members and shortlist suitable technology and business challenges to explore prior to the event kick-off on 21 Oct 2017.

No. You will need to bring your own computer/device(s) and materials. Network access will be provided at the venue.

Only registered participants will be allowed in the competition venue.

Information and directions are provided in Event Details

Yes. Log in at https://www.eventbrite.sg/o/singapore-airlines-8341235771 with your registered email account and amend your details.

Yes. Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.sg/o/singapore-airlines-8341235771 with your registered email account and change your team.

AppChallenge 2016


Based on the theme of ‘SingaporeAir, A Great Way to Fly’, participants were provided three real-world business challenges related to the aviation industry and had to showcase their creativity to develop digital applications suited for the modern traveller. More than 120 students from 9 Singapore-based universities and polytechnics participated under the Student Category for the finale, which took place on Saturday, 8 October 2016. Another 90 participants took part in the Open Category.

The winning team of the Student Category won a trip to Silicon Valley in the US, the global capital of technology and innovation, where they met with executives from companies such as Airbus, Google, IBM, Red Hat and NUS Enterprise. The second and third place teams won 50,000 and 30,000 KrisFlyer miles, respectively.

For the Open Category, the winning team walked away with the grand prize of a Singapore Airlines return ticket each to any destination that the Airline flies to as well as SGD5,000. The second and third place teams won SGD3,000 and SGD1,000 respectively.

Student Category

Winner

Team SIAla

Names of team members:

  • Heok Hong LOW
  • Jia Rui ONG
  • Jie Xun SEE
  • Yang ANG

First Runner-up

Team KrisDiscover

Names of team members:

  • Lareina Jia Pei TING
  • Regina HO
  • Zhi Kang WONG

Second Runner-up

Team Atom

Names of team members:

  • Bavithra THANGARAJ
  • Deepak VAIDYALINGAM
  • Ramesh Prabhu MOHAN
  • Sakthi Narayanan RAMSINGH

Open Category

Winner

Team Fearow

Names of team members:

  • Cong ZHAO
  • Dong Mei HU
  • Xiao Lin QU
  • Ye Cheng XU

First Runner-up

Team Vacationeer

Names of team members:

  • Hazel KWEH
  • Thomas LEE
  • Tiam Yang NG
  • Yew Chong NG

Second Runner-up

Team Murphy

Names of team members:

  • Bing Han GOH
  • Gerald TAN
  • Lucius Andi Putra ASIKIN
  • Yanto LEE

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