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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 #4 announcement

The fourth and final session of Ideation in preparation for Travel & Tourism Hackathon will be held this Wednesday in the hall of Ololohaus. At this meeting, 5 speakers will address the audience at once, many of whom will devote their speeches to travel and share their experiences of the various types of tourism that they have practiced. (The entrance is free)

The first three sessions of Ideation have become a platform for new acquaintances and exchange of information and ideas about the current situation in the sphere of tourism in Kyrgyzstan. Ideation Sessions play a big role in preparing for a tourist hackathon, since they help participants understand what problems exist in this area and what solutions they need. In addition, participants have the opportunity to get acquainted and even to form potential teams for participation in the hackathon.
The main ideas and suggestions expressed at previous sessions can be found on the Hackathon Travel & Tourism event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1662685977375003/)

Speakers Ideation Session # 4 will be:

Daniar Amanaliev, who managed the Kyrgyz Concept company for 10 years, and then left it. After that, this year he co-founded one of the most creative projects in Kyrgyzstan – ololohaus and Ololo art studio. The speaker will talk about the world trends in IT in tourism and travel;

Pavel Goldenshtein – representative of the public association I have a rest in Kyrgyzstan, which organizes tours to various regions of Kyrgyzstan, will tell what technologies tourists would like to see in Kyrgyzstan;

Ruslan Tokochev is a young Kyrgyz downshifter, known for having made a round-the-world trip across 17 countries in 588 days. He will share his experience of using technology in different countries;

Eldar Shabdanov, general manager of the Ambassador hotel and Solyutel in Kyrgyzstan, will talk about how to ensure the safety of tourists with the help of new technologies;

Johannes Khuduba is a consultant on strategic planning and management in Central Asia, who will talk about the mapping system and its capabilities.
Session moderator Aziz Soltobaev – founder of the KG Labs Public Foundation

Ideation Session # 4 will be held in the hall of Ololo House on November 30 (Moscow street 163/1). The event starts at 18.30.

Program:
18.30 Registration of speakers and participants. Networking
18:50 Moderator’s greeting and presentation of speakers
19:00 – 19:40 Block # 1: Mapping and security
Question number 1 What is “Mapping” and what opportunities are there in this area in the Kyrgyz Republic?
Question number 2 Security. The idea of ​​ensuring the safety of tourists with the help of new technologies.

19:40 – 20:00 Questions and Answers

20:10 – 21:00 Block # 2: World Trends in IT on Tourism and Travel
Question # 1 – On noteworthy aspects of innovation in tourism in other countries.
Question number 2 – What technologies would tourists like to use in the Kyrgyz Republic?
Question number 3 – What technologies are popular in the round-the-world trip? What interesting IT solutions are there in other countries that would be useful in the CD?

21:00 – 21:30 Questions and Answers
21:30 – 22:00 Networking
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;
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 Kyrgyz Republic Business Development Project.
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 November 29, 2016, 18:00.
For more information, contact Diana Durusbek gizi, coordinator of the project “Hackathon Travel and Tourism” by email. Address: dianadurusbekkyzy@gmail.com.
Event hashtags: #Hackathonkg #techkg #KGLabs #codeyourjourney #Ideagrad

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

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.