Taking Flight: Hackathon Tackles Business of Airplane Parts

Hackers will vie for $6,000 in total prize money at The Study Innovation Center in Irving.

The soaring world of how airplane parts are bought and sold is the inspiration for The World in Flight Hackathon Saturday and Sunday at The Study Innovation Center in Irving.

Hackers will vie for $6,000 in total prize money — $3,000 for first, $2,000 for second place, and $1,000 for third.

The hackathon is being held in partnership with Dallas-based Aviall, a Boeing company, and is free — from registration to meals.

AIRPLANE PARTS ARE BOUGHT, SOLD ON GLOBAL SCALE

Organizers said the event is designed to inspire people to use technology to solve real-world issues relating to how airplane parts are bought and sold on a global scale.

The hackathon is open to anyone age 18 or older by the day of the event. ID cards will be checked. Team-forming opportunities will be held, if you don’t have a team already.

Participants will be building software for the web and mobile-applications based on one of three problems presented at the event.

Besides an ID, participants should bring their laptop and charger for hacking, as well as any hardware they might need.

Bring a pillow and sleeping bag, just in case you get sleepy.

IF YOU GO

The World in Flight Hackathon

When: 10 a.m. Dec. 16 – noon Dec. 17

Where: The Study Innovation Center, 801 W. Irving Blvd., in Irving.

More Info: Email [email protected], send a text to 214-620-7114, or visit worldinflight.com

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