Wizz Air, the European low-cost airline, is supporting Pulkovo.Hack, the first online hackathon for students in the history of St. Petersburg Airport (Russia). The hackathon takes place from 14 to 16 August 2020. Wizz Air will provide the winners with gift vouchers to purchase flight tickets to European destinations from St. Petersburg.
Pulkovo.Hack is organized by Northern Capital Gateway (NCG), the operator of St. Petersburg airport, and the project “Practices of the Future” of the National Technology Initiative Circle movement. Hackathon participants will develop the resource planning programs for Pulkovo Aviation Training Center. More than 200 participants from different Russian cities aged 11-22 years take part in the online event.
The participants will have 48 hours to work on the task designed by Pulkovo Aviation Training Center. All projects will be evaluated by a jury of experts. The best projects will be implemented in the NCG’s daily activities. The prize for the hackathon winners will be an offer for the internship at the Information Technology Directorate of Pulkovo Airport.
Pulkovo Airport is the fourth airport in Russia in terms of passenger traffic. In 2020, Pulkovo became the winner of the national ‘Air Gates of Russia’ award, according to the passenger and airlines’ votes. Airports Council International (ACI) named St. Petersburg Airport ‘The Best Airport in Europe with the annual traffic of 15-25 million passengers in 2019’. Since 2010, Northern Capital Gateway LLC has been the main operator of Pulkovo, implementing the airport reconstruction and development project under a public-private partnership agreement with the city of St. Petersburg.
Pulkovo Aviation Training Center provides employees of Pulkovo Airport, airlines and other aviation enterprises with a wide range of professional training programs and additional professional development programs.