Our EPOS software development team is excited to take part in this pressure cooker event. The goal is to explore new concepts of cooperation between logistics companies and customs organizations.
What is a hackathon?A hackathon is a sprint-like design event wherein computer programmers and others involved in software development collaborate intensively on software programs. The goals of a hackathon is to demonstrate a functioning software or hardware by the end of the event.
Within the logistics field there are numerous sources of data describing traffic flows and transported goods. Each data source is designed for its intended purpose, which is a limiting factor when using data for different purposes. The goal of this challenge is to bridge the gap between different data sets and re-purpose different data sets for customs purposes, or re-purpose customs data for different goals.
A plethora of data is available in the public domain which can be supportive to customs processes and fulfil customs’ needs. It can add value to the data already submitted to customs for import or export declarations, and can be used in logistic and customs processes in order to gain knowledge and shorten Customs evaluation time. The goal of this challenge is to mix and match public domain data with customs data to enhance the clearance process.
The winning team is going to pitch their idea to the WCO and thus win a chance to be a part of future developments in collaboration with the WCO.
Wish us luck!
We will keep you posted on the outcome. For more information or registration, visit the event page.