IMPORTANT:  Note travel expenses are not covered, however please contact for discount code on Qatar Airways, and for reduced rates at the host hotel. The Hotel is only keeping the reduced rate valid for bookings until 30 October! Only Food & Beverage will be provided during the entire onsite hackathon event for the approved developers! It is noted that since breakfast is included in the negotiated hotel rate, this is not provided as standalone. if you choose to stay at another hotel please make sure you have your breakfast there.

Could you also share your arriving flight details ( & t-shirt size as we are doing exclusive t-shirts and other goodies!

NOTE: registration closes 20th November 2023! And is only confirmed upon receipt of email from

This event takes place in a face-to-face format ONLY!

Welcome to the second of two ONE Record 2023 Hackathon, a round-the-clock experience which comprises:

  • One week ideation phase to prepare your project - starting Monday 20th Novermber
  • 28 hour coding experience to work on your projects and pitch ideas to a team of industry experts and mentors

During the Hackathon you will be asked to build solutions to enhance cargo products using the ONE Record Data Sharing standard by multimodal means. We will ask you to address at least one of the related challenges by using at least one of the APIs available at the event. In parallel, you will be able to attend some of the workshops that will take place and gain access to mentors that will support you through the Hackathon experience.

NB - IATA does NOT retain developers' Intellectual Property (IP) on any of their ideas/prototypes presented at this Hackathon. Detailed information under Terms and Conditions.

More information can be found on the dedicated Developer Portal for ONE Record.




  • Friday 24th November 17:00 the welcome reception starts. Introduction of mentors, sponsors prizes and details of the challenges. Following on, each team should present their high level ideas for validation. Reception opens at 15:00 for those that arrive early!


  • Saturday 25th November 08:00 Hackathon starts!


  • Sunday 26th November 12:00 Coding finishes and submissions must be completed for judges to see.
    • At around 13:00 (this gives enough time for a lunch/smoke/powernap break and checkout of hotel room) all team to meetup whereby IATA will host a few updates and ask some teams (INFORMALLY) to present their ideas to the other teams. Note the judges wont be present as they are scoring the submissions through Devpost.
    • At around 15:00 judging will be completed and the judges will then join the meeting and announce the winners
    • Around 17:00 the event closes



Each team should choose and address at least ONE (1) challenge

  • challenges have been released on the dedicated discord channels. Those eligible to participate have received the link

 More information can be found on the Discord feed

For the SPONSORED Challenges, you MUST opt-in during submission!

Note that full challenge and API connection details will be provided at the start of the Ideation phase on Monday 20th November 2023


Idea Submission 

  • Register on Devpost
  • Submit your idea / project proposal via email to
  • Describe the problem you are addressing and the solution you intend to build during the hackathon
  • Register on Discord/Devpost  to find your teammates (if required)
    • Describe team members' skills, plus skills needed by team members who may join your team
  • Promote your idea on Social Media: #ONERecord #DigitalCargo

The idea should be a project that you haven't done before and the first day of the hackathon (Saturday 25th November) should be the first day you start developing and coding.

In order to make sure that Ideas are on the right track, we invite each team to start designing at the start of the ideation phase (19th June) and share your high level ideas with the IATA Team during the welcome reception on friday live in person. All teams must submit their ideas for approval in order to be able to be eligible to participate. 


Final Project Submission (on Sunday 26th November)

Remember to submit on time (12:00) the textual pitch and video (more info below) for the judging phase on Sunday 26th November!

1. Textual Pitch on Devpost

You should explain:

  • The problem your project solves, including which ONE Record challenge(s) are addressed
  • Your solution and what it does
  • How did you build it?
  • What are you proud of?
  • What is next step for your solution and how will you take that step?
  • Links to test the solution (e.g., Github, Website, App, adobe) and the code

2. Video Pitch (5 Minutes Max): 

Upload a video (5 minutes max) of the working demo of the solution on Youtube as a public video (it can be unlisted if you want) explaining your solution and the problems it solves. The link to the video must be uploaded on Devpost as well. 



Important Reminder

Team sizes should be MAXIMUM 6 participants. with a minimum of 2.

All projects must be submitted by Sunday, November 26 2023, at 12:00.

Judging will take place straight after submission and award ceremony with winner annoucement following starting around 16:00.


Hackathon Sponsors


$12,000 in prizes

Qatar Airways Cargo Prize

The Qatar Airways Cargo prize is awarded to the solution that best addresses the Qatar Airways Cargo challenge

ONE Record Prize

The ONE Record prize is awarded to the solution that made the best use of the ONE Record API in terms of innovation and creativity.

Developer Prize

The Developer prize is awarded to the team that showed exceptional coding skills and presents an innovative solution with the best use of technology enabling true collaboration within the global logistics community

Cargo iQ prize

The Cargo iQ prize is awarded to the team that best addresses the Cargo iQ challenge

Amazon Web Services (AWS) prize

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) prize is awarded to the team that best addresses the AWS challenge

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Bilel Chakroun
Digital Manager, Air France Cargo

Jonathan Parkinson

Jonathan Parkinson
Director IT, Air Canada Cargo

Anne Kammerer

Anne Kammerer
Airfreight process expert, Riege Software

Christian Lehr

Christian Lehr
Senior Director Global Fulfilment Development, Lufthansa Cargo

Matthias Hurst

Matthias Hurst

Judging Criteria

  • Originality & Innovation
    Is the project bringing value add & unique solution to the market? Is it a solution or creation we have never seen before? Is it a better way of doing current processes?
  • Technical Merit & Difficulty
    Is it technically interesting or difficult to develop? Is the hack usable in its current state? Does everything appear to work as intended? Does it deliver a great experience? Is it mostly bug-free?
  • Impact
    Does the project have any feasible application and/or have an impact that goes above and beyond? Will this help the supply chain with a real problem that we are currently facing? Can this be implemented?
  • Presentation Skills
    Is the presentation clear & well structured? Does the project clearly define the problem? Solution? The features of the product or service? The benefits?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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Hackathon sponsors

Host & Executive Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Cloud Hosting Partner
Technology Partner
API Providers

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