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Sustainability Takes Center Stage During ‘Amadeus Hackathon’

Sustainability in travel was the focus of Amadeus’ worldwide hackathon that offered students an opportunity to code on a cloud native platform and compete for prizes.

A member of the team that won the ‘Sustainable Development Challenge’ and recent computer science graduate from the Netherlands, Kimberly Dijkmans, said, “I really enjoyed participating in this hackathon and I discovered a lot about sustainability in travel. The topic is very important to me personally – so the lessons I gained from this hackathon will go a long way towards my future career decisions.”

Dijkmans’ team developed ‘FlyLight’, an app that rewards travelers when the weight of their luggage remains below an airlines’ luggage allowance. This helps airlines reduce the amount of fuel they need for certain flights.

Christophe Bousquet, Chief Technology Officer, Amadeus, said, “The actions we take today to make travel more sustainable could have a profound impact on how the future looks. This hackathon was about empowering the next generation of coders to make a difference. As such, this hackathon was a prime opportunity to reflect on the way travel and coding can deliver a positive environmental and social impact. The entire travel industry must put its best minds together to come up with the innovative solutions required to create a better future.”

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