Passenger Terminal Today
Elizabeth Baker

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) – has collaborated with Microsoft India on the BIAL Genie Hackathon to develop an app using Microsoft Azure.

The hackathon invites professional developers, data scientists and data engineers to design solutions that will improve the end-to-end passenger experience at BLR Airport. It began on October 27, 2021, and will end on January 21, 2022, and calls for solutions ranging from planning the journey and boarding the flight to arriving at the destination airport. Following the hackathon, developers will showcase their solutions to a jury and a few projects will be shortlisted. Shortlisted participants will submit their prototypes with all supporting documents for evaluation and will be provided with technical resources and mentoring sessions by Microsoft subject matter experts (SMEs). The winning teams will be announced on January 24, 2022, with the winner and runner-up being awarded cash rewards of Rs150,000 (US$2,020) and Rs100,000 (US$1,350) respectively.

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