What is TAV Technologies Hackathon?

We are looking for ideas that will establish a sustainable connection between airport passengers, other stakeholders and aviation products and services and ease life! We want to introduce them all kinds of visionary technologies that may lead the aviation industry.

All software developers and designers, who enjoy creating technological projects, wish to experience the Hackathon spirit and have innovative ideas that may be beneficial to our potential and current customers in their daily lives related to their aviation experiences are cordially invited to TAV Technologies Hackathon!

The goal of the project is to popularize the aviation experience and offer easier and pleasant solutions to our passengers and other stakeholders.

Come join our hackathon focused on aviation application development by creating fresh ideas to reinvent the airport experience that we seek digital solutions in:

Passenger Experience

Passenger Experience

Passenger Survey

Passenger Survey



Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism

Software and API

Software and API



Wearable Technologies

Wearable Technologies

Baggage Operation

Baggage Operation

Flight Operation

Flight Operation

Challenge Topics

  • Applications to make passengers spend more in the airport and/or smart recommendations for passengers.
  • Recommendations to improve passengers airport journey
  • Solutions that are designed to improve the environment and energy performance of airports
  • Applications to improve passenger experience in the airport using VR and robot technology
  • Airport resource optimization in relation to the moment when passengers arrive to the airport
  • Baggage tracking application
  • Applications to improve passenger experience of disabled passengers
  • Solutions to minimize the time spent for arriving to airport
  • Which services and experiences can be served to passengers waiting for their flights at the airport


TAV Technologies offers a large amount of anonymized data for the startups and developers to shape a real-life solution. The APIs that we aim to provide are listed below:

API Description of API
Flight InformationThis API provides the flight information for selected date
Weather InformationThis API provides the weather information of any city
Food & Beverage InfoThis API provides details of restaurants available in airports
Car Park StatusThis API provides current state of parking area
Car Park CalculatorThis API provides information to calculate price for selected date-range
AirportsThis API provides details of airports such as airport name, capacity, location etc.

About TAV Technologies

TAV Technologies was established in 2005 as a subsidiary of TAV Airports Holding to develop and provide IT applications, ICT, ULV and ERP services and solutions for aviation industry. The products and services that TAV Technologies has developed using state of the art technologies are the results of the vast experience of the company gained on countless number of airport projects.

The top-of-the-line products of TAV Technologies and its professional team ensure to provide fast and high-quality services to the customers with maximum availability. The success and good reputation of the company come from high-quality solutions and services provided worldwide. TAV Technologies always follows internationally accepted standards such as ITIL, COBIT, PMI and ISO while developing products and providing services. Moreover, the company re-defines how an enterprise is operated by reengineering the business process to increase efficiency and corporate resource utilization. Housing all 3 main streams of IT business under its roof, TAV Technologies serves as Operation and Maintenance Service Provider, Contractor for Projects and Software Vendor.

TAV Technologies Hakkında

TAV Technologies offers technology management in different business sectors such as aviation, construction, health and manufacturing. The key elements that differentiate TAV Technologies from other IT companies are the comprehensive know-how and experience on airport processes and operation, profound engineers and business experts that use advanced technologies. TAV Technologies is a global player that provides services to 36 airports and 21 companies in 9 countries on 3 continents with its 43 in-house developed commercial products.

Currently, the products and services offered by TAV Technologies are being used at Istanbul Atatürk, Ankara Esenboğa, Izmir Adnan Menderes, Gazipaşa-Alanya and Milas-Bodrum airports in Turkey, besides Skopje and Ohrid airports in Macedonia, Tbilisi and Batumi airports in Georgia, Monastir and Enfidha airports in Tunisia, Riyadh, Dammam and Madinah airports in Saudi Arabia, etc. TAV Technologies completed installation and commissioning of Isparta City Hospital (PPP) Information Management Systems and is providing O&M services for the hospital's IT systems. In addition to ongoing Operation and Maintenance services, TAV Technologies was awarded installation and implementation of ICT systems and consultancy for the security systems in Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Building project in UAE and successfully continues to provide services for the subject project.

Image Film of TAV Airports


  • Stanford University - "Innovative Tactics for Launching Your Product" Online Course and notebook for all team members

  • Stanford University - "Leading Innovation" Online Course for all team members
Mansion Awards

Each team member of the 4th, 5th, 6th ranked teams will be awarded 500 TL worth Technology Cheque



1st Place Winner Team : No Rush

Members: Nazlı Temur, Vildan Serim, Bilal Dadanlar

Award: Stanford University - "Innovative Tactics for Launching Your Product" Online Course and notebook for all team members


2nd Place Winner Team : VoTech

Members: Beyhan Gül, Canan Yağmur Avaroğlu, Halil Dalmaz, Fatih Seyfullah Kılıç

Award: Stanford University - "Building Business Models" Online Course and iPad for all team members


3rd Place Winner Team: Mekathon

Members: Emin Tolgahan Polat, Burak Horuz

Award: Stanford University - "Leading Innovation" Online Course for all team members


4th Place Winner Team Mansion: Zer0

Members: Enis Getmez, Nehir Altıparmak

Award: 500 TL worth Technology Cheque

Sharklet Vecihi

“Marshmellow Challenge” Award

Team: Sharklet Vecihi

Members: Anıl Gürses, Esef Berfu Şentürk

Award: 500 TL worth Technology Cheque


“Early Bird” Award

Team: Beacon

Members: Mustafa Gen, Deniz Can ILGIN, Adem Karahan, Cem Yüceer

Award: 500 TL worth Technology Cheque

Genç Yetenek

Young Talent Award

Toprak Koç

Award: 500 TL worth Technology Cheque

Sosyal Medya

Social Media Awards

Osman Marankoz – Challengers, Mustafa Gen – Beacon

Awards: Philips Headphones for each


  • 9.00 AM


  • 10.30 AM

    Opening Speech

    Sani Şener
  • 11.00 AM

    General Presentation for Hackathon

  • 11.15 AM

    Technical Presentation of TAV Technologies

  • 11.40 AM

    Technical Presentation of Amazon

  • 12.00 AM

    Hackathon Beginning

  • 14.00 AM

    Hot Serving

  • 19.00 AM

    Hot Serving

  • 22.00 PM

    The Last Technical Question Session

  • 8.00 AM


  • 12.00 AM

    Hackathon Final

  • 12.05 AM

    Presentation Training

  • 12.30 AM

    Presentation Preparations and Rehearsals

  • 14.30 AM


  • 17.30 AM

    Break - Jury Assessment

  • 18.00 AM

    Results and Award Ceremony

  • 19.00 PM

    Happy Hour


Techboomerang Hackathon will be organized at Ali Sürmen meeting hall at Atatürk Airport International Terminal. The accommodation of the applicants is not covered by the organizing company.
In order to participate in the Techboomerang Hackathon, please fill in the application form on http://hackathon.techboomerang.aero/home/en-EN. As there is a quota regarding the number of applicant teams, the approval regarding the Hackathon participation will be sent to the teams on March 30th, 2018.

1. Anyone who can develop software in the latest software languages and is older than 18 years old can apply to the event. There is no platform constraint to develop software and the participants will use their own computers.
2. Anyone who is not a 1st degree relative of our employees and is not in a direct business partnership with our company can apply with no further prerequisite.
3. The application shall be made as teams of 2 to 4.
It is free to apply to Techboomerang Hackathon.
The teams shall constitute at least 2 and up to 4 members. A participant can be a member of only one team.

We have only one important rule. The project should be an original one and should be started to be produced at Hackathon for the first time. No project that has already won an award nor submitted to another competition will be accepted.

The visual, audial and similar multimedia elements (videos, graphics, photographs, etc.) to be used in the project shall not be protected by copyrights. Only the ones allowed to be used can be used. For further details, please refer to our terms & conditions given on the application page.

All you need to do to participate in Techboomerang Hackathon is to bring your own personal computer and an ID. TAV Technologies will provide Internet connection and data infrastructure. However, if you think you need additional hardware for your project, please feel free to bring them with you.
Unfortunately, Techboomerang Hackathon cannot be participated online. The competition will be held at the reserved hall and presented before the jury.
All information required to participate in Techboomerang Ideathon can be found under terms & conditions.
After completing the presentations of the projects considered for the final eliminations, the jury will decide on the winner and there will be an award ceremony.
Information on the access to the airport and parking area will be sent to the participants.
The transportation expenses for the participants arriving from other cities are not covered.
BTA, the catering subsidiary of TAV Airports Holding, will offer some complimentary foods and beverages during the competition.
Please email us all your questions and information requirement on techboomerang@tav.aero

Rules and Regulation

To take place in TAV Technologies Boomerang Hackathon the participants must register by filling the form online on the Website by 30 March 2018 23:59 o’clock (İstanbul, TURKEY time). Each team member shall upload his LinkedIn profile to the Website at the registration.

  • This is a team participation hackathon. There should be at least 2 members and at most 4 members in each team. Individual registrants are not considered.
  • Hackathon is open to all individuals (“Participants”) who are at least 18 years old at the time of the registration to Hackathon.
  • Employees of the Organizer or of any of its subsidiary or related companies, their employees and first degree relatives are not eligible to take part in Hackathon.
  • You are expected to come up with new and innovative ideas, any idea that has been copied from somewhere will be disqualified.
  • Your hack must be developed entirely during the Hackathon duration. You may use open source libraries and other freely available services such as Google Maps, Facebook Connect, Twitter feeds etc.
Please read the Hackathon terms and conditions.


Istanbul Atatürk International Airport

International Departure Floor C Terminal

34149 Yesilköy Istanbul Turkey

Phone: +90 212 463 30 00 / 4141

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