Results of the first Hackathon in UzbekistanSep 14, 2015
UNDP project "Promotion of e-government to improve the quality of provision of e-services" in cooperation with the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan held the first Hackathon in Uzbekistan to develop applications using open data - Data.gov.uz Hackathon. Hackathon was held in the framework of the ICT Week 2015, where the Center for development of e-government system and the Center "Uzinfocom" also took part.
The aim of Hackaton was to popularize open data in Uzbekistan and attract the attention of developers and other interested professionals in this relatively new for our country's area of expertise. The contestants of total 50 participants were divided into 12 teams to work on the creation of public, socially significant and innovative applications and services based on open data portal (data.gov.uz) and the official websites of state bodies of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Among the participants were both young and experienced programmers, graphic designers, analysts, journalists and managers activists wishing to share their ideas on the practical use of open data.
The competent jury, composed of representatives of government agencies, analysts, business, independent experts determined the winners in the following categories:
• The best app or service based on open data
• The best solution for the visualization of open data
• The best application using open data of Tashkent region
In the first category the prize was awarded to Intense Group team composed of Saidov Bekzod, Mukhtarov Alisher, Shakirov Saidravshan, Tairov Maruf. They have developed a prototype of a mobile and web application Fixit - related to fix city infrastructure issues (housing, transport, infrastructure) in real time. This product uses geopositioning as well as open data of government agencies and the data generated by users. The second prize went to the team X-hack composed of Tajibayev Ulugbek, Ravshanov Samandar, Abdullayev Ozodruh, Isakov Asylbek for the project UzCheck – another service to generate complaints of citizens in the field of housing, infrastructure and transportation systems of the city.
In the second category the winner was the Bee Inc team with Davronbekov Otabek, Holmatov Siyavushhon, Rakhimov Zhovohir, Saidvaliev Husan with their virtual interactive map of Uzbekistan. The idea is particularly useful in the educational process, which can be in the form of three-dimensional study of not only geography, but also the history of the country with the visual context. Second place in this category got the AXA team with Kayumov Anwar, Hayotov Muhamadali, Habibullaev Hikmat with their idea of economic statistics based on visual virtual reality.
Sirozhiddin Matchanov the sole member of MSN team won the first prize in the third category with his web directory of organizations of Tashkent region with the function to collect user comments and adaptive layout. And the second in this category was the team of FJ Company composed of Farhad Kasymov, Julia Patsulevich, Edgar Ayrapetov for a mobile application for the visualization of bus routes on 3D map.
Awarding of the winners and participants of Hackaton was held in September 18th at the closing ceremony of the ICT Week in Uzbekistan in the City Palace Tashkent hotel.
Hackathon - an event where small teams of participants in a very short time create new software products, infographics and other data visualization solutions based on the "open data". Features of Hackathon are dynamic (the duration of the event takes 1.5-2 days) and the special atmosphere of creativity and passion that unites the participants with a variety of competences in the field of IT: programmers, designers, analysts, and simply those who decided to try his hand in something new, in a close-knit team.