MIT.UZ Open Data Challenge 2016 contest will take place in Tashkent

Nov 17, 2016

On November 24-27 in Tashkent will take place an annual contest to develop applications using open government data –MIT.UZ Open Data Challenge 2016. The contest is organized by the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan, UNDP Uzbekistan, «Electronic Government» System Development Center, Public Youth Movement "Kamolot", Inha University in Tashkent and UZINFOCOM Center.

Open Data Challenge is the second annual competition where participants are challenged to develop the most innovative applications using open government data. This event will take place on 24-27 November 2016 and will gather programmers, designers and journalists who using data on national Open Data Portal (data.gov.uz) will team up to develop applications, create visualizations and elaborate articles in such areas as finance, transport, education, health, environment, etc.

Within 48 hours participants are expected to develop mobile and web applications, infographics, media projects, articles. Participants can take part in one of the following nominations:

1.       The best social project based on open data (mobile or web app)

2.       The best business project based on open data (mobile or web app)

3.       The best visualization on the basis of open data (article and infographics)

As part of Open Data Challenge 2016 workshops and master classes on data journalism and coding with open data will be held on 24-25 November 2016. The contest culminates with presentations of the projects on 27 November 2016.

Participation in the Open Data Challenge 2016 is free to all, but registration is required. The organizers will provide participants with food, internet, working environment. Anyone can participate in the contest: programmers, graphic designers, entrepreneurs, analysts, journalists, activists and all those who wish to learn about open data.

The main condition - the prototype of the product (application, service, infographics or article) should be fully developed during 2-day contest and not prior to the competition. It is allowed to use the previous modules provided that it adds value to the new solution.

All projects will be presented on November 27, 2016 before the competent jury, consisting of representatives of government agencies, businesses, independent experts, which will choose the winner in each of three nominations.

Winning teams will receive valuable prizes!

Contact us:

Rimma Mukhtarova

Outreach and communications specialist

UNDP Project "E-Government Promotion for Improved Public Services Delivery"

Mob.: +998 97 747 06 33

E-mail: rimma.mukhtarova@gmail.com

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