Hackathon

Advancing travel and event retailing with IATA's NDC and Skyscanner APIs: An interview with IATA NDC Hackathon winner, Evol Johnson

Advancing travel and event retailing with IATA's NDC and Skyscanner APIs: An interview with IATA NDC Hackathon winner, Evol Johnson

Evol Johnson is a systems architect, and one of the hackers that took part in IATA’s recent NDC Hackathon in Dublin. During the 36 hours available to the hackers, Evol was able to develop (as a solo hacker) a Chrome widget, featuring the Skyscanner Hotels API, that could be embedded into event websites to enable attendees to easily book their flights and hotels for the event. 

Skyscanner take on friction in group booking and power innovation at IATA’s NDC Hackathon

Skyscanner take on friction in group booking and power innovation at IATA’s NDC Hackathon

IATA’s NDC standard represents the next generation of flexible and dynamic travel content distribution, and has the potential to take airline retailing to the next level. The recent weekend-long NDC Hackathon in Dublin, which Skyscanner participated in, was testament to this, as entrepreneurs, designers, and engineers developed solutions to the world’s business and leisure travel problems using both NDC and Travel APIs.