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Media Hackathon on 9-10-11 June

Youth Council C5 + 1 in partnership with KG labs Public Foundation are pleased to announce the Media Hackathon!

What is Hackathon?
#Hackathon (from hack (see hacker) and marathon) is a platform where during 48 hours of intensive brainstorming, team building and programming a working prototype of software is created to solve any problem. “Hacking” is a creative approach to solving problems through technologies, where participants in a team of 6-7 people use their knowledge and practical skills to create a unique product. Designers, developers, marketers, visionaries and experts, inspired by a single idea, “crack” existing problems in the style of start-up. Throughout the whole time, together with the teams, professional mentors work to improve (real time) the product and prepare for the presentation of the project (pitching) in front of the panel of judges and potential investors.

Why Media Hackathon?

Have you thought about what news you see in your stream? Can you trust what you are told about by well-known media sources in the country and be confident about the quality of the content?

Today is the time of open data, alternative facts, social networks and a wide choice of platforms for information exchange. Today, in the world, where everyone can become a carrier of information and perform on social networking sites in front of thousands of users, it is very important to understand the impact of information and the user’s response. Nevertheless, in many countries freedom of speech is suppressed, citizens are faced with total muffling of their voices and the truthfulness of information arises. Questions about the flow of information and reaction to it from both the media and the public are particularly relevant in areas of social conflict and an active political race.

Who should be on the team?
2 Developers (front end, back end, full stack and others) *
Media specialist \ journalist *
Team manager \ team leader *
Designer (UI / UX and others)
The ideological inspirer
Marketer
Why do not you sleep for 48 hours?
A great opportunity to create a unique product and start your start-up!
New knowledge thanks to training from local and foreign specialists!
Dating with professionals in their field, networking!
Great prizes from our partners and organizers!

If we convince you and you are ready to spend with us 48 hours, then the following information is obligatory for reading.

THE TERMS OF PARTICIPATION:

1. Participation is free, but participants must register the team or on an individual basis through Google’s form in advance. As a result of registration, the organizers will send a confirmation letter.
2. Working with teams and teamwork:
– There should be 5-7 people in a team and the team must be balanced, that is, have developers, a media specialist, a designer, an ideological mastermind / manager, in order to present the final product in 48 (!) Hours.
– If you do not have a team, then you will have the opportunity to present your idea to find a team OR you can join the existing team if your field of activity suits it.
-Every assembled team will receive a separate room / place to work throughout Hackaton. The teams will have to discuss the roles in the team, identify the action plan, determine the visuality of the final product and begin work on it. Therefore, the presence of a leader / manager in a team that will follow the time, the concentration of ideas, the progress of the team – is a critical element for quality work.
– Remember, 48 hours is an extreme period!
– Each participant will be added a participant, who will take the role of observer. Participants will be a member of the group “Youth Council C5 + 1”.
3. Due to the fact that the target audience of Media Hakaton is more Russian-speaking, the working language of the event will be Russian. Nevertheless, English-speaking participants are allowed at the event, provided that all team members speak English. Simultaneous interpretation will be available for lectures and presentations.
4. Breakfast, lunch (on Saturday and Sunday) and dinner (only on Saturday) are provided by the organizers.
5. Due to the fact that Media Hakaton will be held during the month of Ramadan, the organizers can adapt the logistics to the participants at their request.
6. Unlimited snacks, tea, coffee, and water will be from the beginning to the end of the event.
7. All participants will spend 48 hours in the AUCA building (even at night!)
8. It is assumed that the potential participants of Hakaton attend all the ideological sessions to improve the quality of work on the Hakaton itself, however, this is not a prerequisite.

9. If participants need evaluation and feedback for their ideas, they can send a description of the idea to savelyeva_m@auca.kg before Friday, June 9, 12:00. Participants can prepare a PDF document for a brief pitch (Elevator Pitch), which contains: a brief description of personal experience, (10 seconds), an idea (5 seconds), what the idea is, what problems it affects, who the target audience, (30 seconds), Technical solution and monetization (if the idea is non-commercial, then the potential plan for obtaining funds for product development) (30 seconds), (optimized work plan for 54 hours) and who needs the team (20 seconds). The organizers will send an evaluation / feedback to 16:00 on Friday 9 June.
10. At the time of Hakaton, participants must have a laptop, phone, and the necessary accessories (extension cords / adapters, chargers)
11. Participants will need credit / debit cards for registration of domain names (domain names are free). Those participants who do not have maps will be helped by mentors.
12. Participants are allowed to bring sleeping bags and pillows.
13. Work with mentors: organizers will provide mentors to work with teams. Some are technical specialists, some are business specialists. Participants should be open to dialogue with them and ready to ask the right questions.
14. Participants must wear a badge and a branded T-shirt (they will receive during registration) throughout the event. This measure implies improved networking and provides the necessary environment for the protection of AUCA.
15. The presence of business cards for participants is welcomed.
16. Photo / video shooting is allowed.
17. Positive attitude, energy and openness contributes to increased productivity!
18. Participants are encouraged to invite family members, friends, colleagues and all interested in start-ups and media activities at the lecture of invited speakers on Saturday (June 10) and Sunday (June 11), and on the final pitching on Sunday (June 11) at 17: 00PM. Everything will be held in the AUCA Conference Hall.
Link to registration: https://goo.gl/forms/OC6pYJaZT7f09As12
INFORMATION ABOUT ORGANIZERS, PARTNERS AND SPONSORS:

The project “Youth Council C5 + 1” at the American University in Central Asia and in partnership with the US Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic.
KG Labs Public Foundation, as well as regional media agencies experts, journalists, designers and developers.

For all questions about the project, please contact +996 (777) 331764

Travel&Tourism Hackathon

What does Kyrgyzstan need to attract tourists from all over the world and stand out on the world map? How should you position yourself so that lovers of tourism, sports, adventure and travel know about the beautiful nature and magical hospitality of our country?

Contrary to the generally accepted opinion that the main thing is to build luxury roads and a large number of five-star hotels, Kyrgyzstan needs innovative technologies, availability of detailed information about the country on the Internet and convenient resources to give all opportunities for tourists to discover a genuine Kyrgyzstan, to ensure safety and adventure!

This is exactly what the participants of Travel & Tourism Hackathon, which will take place on December 2-4 at the American University of Central Asia, will be engaged.

Hackaton is an event where participants join teams in order to develop innovative products (start-ups, mobile applications, websites, etc.). Usually, the team consists of professionals in various areas: project manager, programmers, designer, marketer, expert in tourism and travel.

The goal of each team in 54 hours to develop a ready working prototype of the product (site, application, etc.) and present it to the jury members who will choose the winner!

Valuable prizes and excellent opportunities to continue work on the start-up are provided!

FOR WHOM?
Software developers: full stack, back-end, front-end, iOS / Android;
Specialists in marketing, project management;
Specialists from the sphere of tourism and travel;
Designers (web designers, graphic artists), usability specialists;

THE TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

You need to register via the link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17u-3-uuRWKhsF9IVkIa3hImvIwUGaLdDeccPYP50zIc/edit

And also to purchase tickets in coffee shops “Sierra” on Manas / Kievskaya and in the “Tashrabat” shopping center or at the event itself. The ticket price is 1000 soms per participant. The number of tickets is limited (120 pieces)

CONTACT DETAILS

For more information, contact Diana Durusbek gizi, coordinator of the project “Hackathon Travel and Tourism” by email. Address: dianadurusbekkyzy@gmail.com.
Journalists are kindly requested to pass the accreditation beforehand by sending Please share these events with others, please use hashtags #Hackathonkg #techkg #KGLabs #codeyourjourney #Ideagrad

INFORMATION ABOUT ORGANIZERS, PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
Organizers of the event:
KG Labs Public Foundation, whose mission is to promote technological entrepreneurship in the Kyrgyz Republic; American University in Central Asia is the leading innovation university in Central Asia; And start-up-incubator “Ideagrad”.
Partners of the project: Business Association of Young Entrepreneurs “JIA”, as well as the Tourism Department of the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic.
This project is supported by the Democratic Commission of the US Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic and the USAID Business Development Initiative.

Travel&Tourism Hackathon

What does Kyrgyzstan need to attract tourists from all over the world and stand out on the world map? How should you position yourself so that lovers of tourism, sports, adventure and travel know about the beautiful nature and magical hospitality of our country?

Contrary to the generally accepted opinion that the main thing is to build luxury roads and a large number of five-star hotels, Kyrgyzstan needs innovative technologies, availability of detailed information about the country on the Internet and convenient resources to give all opportunities for tourists to discover a genuine Kyrgyzstan, to ensure safety and adventure!

This is exactly what the participants of Travel & Tourism Hackathon, which will take place on December 2-4 at the American University of Central Asia, will be engaged.

Hackaton is an event where participants join teams in order to develop innovative products (start-ups, mobile applications, websites, etc.). Usually, the team consists of professionals in various areas: project manager, programmers, designer, marketer, expert in tourism and travel.

The goal of each team in 54 hours to develop a ready working prototype of the product (site, application, etc.) and present it to the jury members who will choose the winner!

Valuable prizes and excellent opportunities to continue work on the start-up are provided!

FOR WHOM?
Software developers: full stack, back-end, front-end, iOS / Android;
Specialists in marketing, project management;
Specialists from the sphere of tourism and travel;
Designers (web designers, graphic artists), usability specialists;

THE TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

You need to register via the link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17u-3-uuRWKhsF9IVkIa3hImvIwUGaLdDeccPYP50zIc/edit

And also to purchase tickets in coffee shops “Sierra” on Manas / Kievskaya and in the “Tashrabat” shopping center or at the event itself. The ticket price is 1000 soms per participant. The number of tickets is limited (120 pieces)

CONTACT DETAILS

For more information, contact Diana Durusbek gizi, coordinator of the project “Hackathon Travel and Tourism” by email. Address: dianadurusbekkyzy@gmail.com.
Journalists are kindly requested to pass the accreditation beforehand by sending Please share these events with others, please use hashtags #Hackathonkg #techkg #KGLabs #codeyourjourney #Ideagrad

INFORMATION ABOUT ORGANIZERS, PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
Organizers of the event:
KG Labs Public Foundation, whose mission is to promote technological entrepreneurship in the Kyrgyz Republic; American University in Central Asia is the leading innovation university in Central Asia; And start-up-incubator “Ideagrad”.
Partners of the project: Business Association of Young Entrepreneurs “JIA”, as well as the Tourism Department of the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic.
This project is supported by the Democratic Commission of the US Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic and the USAID Business Development Initiative.

Ideation Session #2

The second event of the Ideation Session series was focused on the important factor of success for each entrepreneur and project, which is “networking”. Networking is the ability to create your own business network and receive important information from it – new ideas, necessary resources and business opportunities. The important thing is not who you know, but how many people know you.

A number of experts and professionals shared their practical knowledge and unexpected discoveries from the world of “networking” at the event. The invited speakers spoke on topics related to the main trends and trends in the development of the hospitality industry.

And also shared information that can not be found on free channels and popular sites. This is their own experience, which has been worked out for years and which they shared with the guests of the event.

As part of the speakers:

Meder Tilekmatov – Chairman of the Association of Resorts of Kyrgyzstan will share his invaluable experience in the field of hospitality.
Eldar Shabdanov – General Manager of the hotels “Ambassador” and “Solyutel” in Kyrgyzstan.
Alex Johnson – Volunteer of the Tourist Union of Kyrgyzstan. A person who knows about the tourism industry of Kyrgyzstan and its features is better than anyone else. After working with many travel agencies, Alex made for himself unexpected and important conclusions, which he shared at the meeting.
At the event, guests were expected to receive specific advice and recommendations, a society of future and current entrepreneurs, interesting classes and new, promising acquaintances.

ideation session #1
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Ideation Session #1

The first event from the Ideation Sessions series in the framework of Hackathon Travel & Tourism, took place in the coffee house Traveler’s Coffee and gathered over 60 stakeholders.

Ideation Session is an introductory event for an open discussion of the acute tourism issues in the Kyrgyz Republic.

For the majority of participants, the Ideation Session # 1 event became a platform for new acquaintances and knowledge, where together experts discussed the current situation of tourism in Kyrgyzstan, received valuable information from leading experts and learned how the brainstorm in the Silicon Valley is taking place.

In the Kyrgyz Republic, the share of tourism in GDP is about 4.5%, while experts estimate that the potential is realized by no more than 15%. The total amount of taxes from tourism reached 550 million soms. When realizing the potential of the tourism industry, the employment rate in this sector can grow from 95 thousand people to half a million. The state takes significant steps to attract an international audience to the country. So over the past two years, two large-scale events, “World Games of the Nomads”, were held, which attracted the attention of the world’s media. According to the latest ratings over the past year, Kyrgyzstan has entered the top 10 tourist destinations in the world.

Technologies in travel became an indispensable part, opened new opportunities, made new and more accessible new destinations. Every traveler reviews reviews on tripadvisor.com, can for seats in hotels and private offers on airbnb.com, chooses tours and tours on kayak and other tourist applications, reads reviews of places on Yelp, uses various applications with GPS to capture their routes , Photographs, shoots on video and share with others in social networks.

Despite the growth of tourism in Kyrgyzstan, there is a shortage of digital products, applications, web services, start-ups that would help market participants and tourists maximize the benefits of the tourist flow to the country.

For more effective development of the tourism industry, the KG Labs public foundation organized a hackathon.

Hackaton is a 24-54 hour programming marathon designed to bring together talented programmers, designers and industry professionals to develop innovative new applications focused on the development of tourism, using the web and mobile APIs. Hakaton products are designed to improve the tourism industry, as well as to offer working projects for industry participants.

Within the framework of this project, the KG Labs Foundation held a series of Ideation Session seminars.

Participants were able to get a complete picture of the current situation in travel and tourism in Kyrgyzstan, personally get acquainted with experts and experts in these fields and discuss the current problems of the tourist business.

Speakers of the event:

Marat Danilov, executive director of the NGO “Union of Pedestrian Tourism of Kyrgyzstan” will talk about problems, lack of appropriate advertising to attract tourists and the development of domestic tourism. And the speaker will share his impressions of the most interesting trips and trips of the Union.

Nurbek Saparov, executive director of the Kyrgyz Association of Tour Operators (KATO), about the importance of bills on visa-free travel for attracting more tourists and, in general, the role of the state in creating infrastructure in the tourism industry.

Razhiev Asylbek, Executive Director of the Kyrgyz Community Based Tourism Association, will talk about the peculiarities and potential of the tourism sector of our country, the role of families involved in ecotourism and how this practice in turn allows income for the inhabitants of the countryside and mountain areas and also the preservation of local culture And ecology.


Aziz Soltobaev, the head of the KG Labs Public Foundation, an expert in the field of technology projects and moderator of this meeting to share his knowledge about the existing in Kyrgyzstan technological projects in the field of travel and tourism in Kyrgyzstan.

Ideation Session #1 announcement

As part of the Travel & Tourism hackaton, KG Labs Public Foundation conducts a series of seminars for potential hackathon participants, where they can learn about current problems and challenges of the tourism industry, bottlenecks that need attention. As a result of these seminars, we expect that participants will be able to generate potential ideas / projects that they could implement on the hakaton.

In this connection, KG Labs Public Foundation is pleased to invite you to the first of four Ideation Session seminars where you can get a complete picture of the current situation in travel and tourism in Kyrgyzstan, get acquainted personally with experts and experts in these fields with whom you can discuss current problems tourist business.

The program includes speeches by well-known specialists of the tourism sector in Kyrgyzstan. The following speakers will share their experience in travel and tourism in Kyrgyzstan, will tell you how to become a professional in this field and answer your questions:

Marat Danilov, executive director of the NGO “Union of Pedestrian Tourism of Kyrgyzstan” will talk about problems, lack of appropriate advertising to attract tourists and the development of domestic tourism. And the speaker will share his impressions of the most interesting trips and trips of the Union.

Nurbek Saparov, executive director of the Kyrgyz Association of Tour Operators (KATO), about the importance of bills on visa-free travel for attracting more tourists and, in general, the role of the state in creating infrastructure in the tourism industry.

Razhiev Asylbek, Executive Director of the Kyrgyz Community Based Tourism Association, will talk about the peculiarities and potential of the tourism sector of our country, the role of families involved in ecotourism and how this practice in turn allows income for the inhabitants of the countryside and mountain areas and also the preservation of local culture and ecology.

Aziz Soltobaev, the head of the KG Labs Public Foundation, an expert in the field of technology projects and moderator of this meeting to share his knowledge about the existing in Kyrgyzstan technological projects in the field of travel and tourism in Kyrgyzstan.

Time and place: November 11, 18:30 at Traveler’s Coffee (Address: Baitik Baatyr 70 (between Mederov and Gorky). Admission is free, registration on the spot.

The organizers of the event are the KG Labs Public Foundation, whose mission is to promote technological entrepreneurship in the Kyrgyz Republic; American University of Central Asia, the leading innovation university in Central Asia. The partners of the project are the Business Association of Young Entrepreneurs “JIA”, as well as the Tourism Department of the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic. The project is supported by the Democratic Commission of the US Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic.

We ask participants of the event to come in advance. Limited number of seats. Journalists are asked to pass the accreditation in advance by sending a request to Arina Aparina by e-mail. To aparinar@gmail.com until 10 November 2016, 18:00.

For more information, contact Diana Durusbek kyzy, coordinator of the project “Hackathon Travel and Tourism” by email. To the address: dianadurusbekkyzy@gmail.com

Please share these events with others, please use hashtags #Hackathonkg #travelhackkg #techkg #KGLabs #codeyourjourney

Program:

18.30 Registration of speakers and participants
19:00 Moderator’s welcome and presentation of speakers
Theme # 1: Introduction. General situation in the industry
Topic # 2: Current problems in the industry
Topic # 3: Opportunities in the industry
Topic # 4: IT solutions in the industry
19:30 – 20:00 question and answer session
20:00 Training “brainstorming method Silicon Valley”
20:10 Group formation and brainstorming practice
20:30 – 21:00 Networking

This project was funded by the US Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic. The opinions, conclusions and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of State.