Kerry Logistics has announced that application for the Kerry Logistics Hackathon is now open. The two-day Hackathon, to be held from 23 to 24 February 2019.
The event is Kerry Logistics’ first ever hackathon in Hong Kong. Under the title of “Drone Warehouse”, participants will compete in teams to develop the fastest and most accurate autonomous drones in capturing warehouse information.
With three to five members, each team must consist of at least one drone engineer and one application developer. Within a 24-hour time frame, participants will use a mixture of robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to build applications teaching an autonomous drone how to follow the best flight path in a warehouse in order to maximise efficiency and ensure accuracy, and to extract information from the videos that the drone captures. Professional mentors and industry-leading technology partners will be in attendance to host workshops providing guidance in manoeuvring and programming the drones.
Samuel Lau, Deputy Managing Director — Integrated Logistics of Kerry Logistics, said, “Automation is becoming an indispensable part of the logistics industry. The Hackathon, the first one we organise in Hong Kong, not only exemplifies the continuous efforts Kerry Logistics makes to adopt innovations, but also gives a glimpse of a career in the logistics industry to young technology enthusiasts. Come and join the competition to unleash your creativity through your technological know-how!”
Drones enthusiasts, specialists, and coders who are interested in joining the Hackathon can apply at https://hackathon.kerrylogistics.com. While participation in the event is free of charge, a reservation fee of HK$120 is required, which will be fully refunded after the event except for no-shows. Applicants are subject to a selection process, details of which will be given after registration. Application closes on 28 January 2019.