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YVR Smart Airport Hackathon

The BCIT Centre for Internet of Things collaborated with the YVR Innovation Hub in hosting the first annual YVR Smart Airport Hackathon.

In an era of digital transformation, eight teams with more than 50 students from BCIT, UBC and SFU, were tasked with utilizing technology, including artificial intelligence (AI), in solving YVR’s maintenance-related challenges at the airport. Each competing team chose from one of the three problems to solve. This year’s challenges included:

  • Automating facility standards at the YVR airport
  • Making an efficient and healthy building
  • Managing the airport’s hygiene and cleanliness

Three BCIT teams comprised of students from the School of Computing and Academic Studies and the School of Business + Media successfully won first, second, and third places after presenting their innovative solutions to a panel of judges, representing both industry and academia. The first-place winning team received a $5,000 cash prize, $3,000 for second place, and third and fourth places received $1,000 each.