Inha University Organizes Awarding Ceremony for Winners of Open Data Challenge 2017

Inha University Organizes Awarding Ceremony for Winners of Open Data Challenge 2017

Inha University Tashkent organized an awarding ceremony of the winners of “Open Data Challenge 2017”. “Open Data Challenge 2017” was the the Contest for development of apps, services and solutions on visualization of open data. The ceremony was held on 15 December 2017. Inha University Organizes Awarding Ceremony for Winners of Open Data Challenge 2017

The basic event of Hackathon Open Data Challenge took place from 30 November to 3 December 2017 at Inha University. Additionally, over 400 people registered to the contest.

The contest is planned by the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Inha University in Tashkent. The Country Office of the United Nations Development Program in Uzbekistan and the Embassy of Great Britain in Uzbekistan also took part in organizing the event.

Inha University Organizes Awarding Ceremony for Winners of Open Data Challenge 2017

The participants utilizes first two days of the Open Data Challenge in master classes and seminars. In these events, experienced participants shared their knowledge and experience on different topics. They also learnt about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and used obtained knowledge on development of their projects. The participants also enhanced their projects based on open data by receiving knowledge from trainers.

In the event, 63 teams presented their social (47 projects) and business (16 projects) projects to members of the jury. Additionally, each team received a couple of minutes to present their projects.

According to the jury’s decision, a group SAVE IT won in the nomination “The best business project based on open data”. The team members includes Nasiba Lutfullaeva, Muhayyo Tashpulatova, Akbarkhon Aminov and Avaz Alimov. They all are students of Inha University in Tashkent.

The group SAVE IT established a mobile application and a Telegram-bot. The service allows the user to receive information about discounts on goods with close expiration date. The project will permits stores to sell their products and decrease costs and waste, while the consumers will save money.

Open Data Challenge 2017

Umbrella Soft won the award for “The best social project based on open data”. The team members includes Ulugbek Tukhtayev, Adizbek Ergashev, Jakhongir Ismailov and Mukhriddin Gayratov. They also are students of Tashkent University of Information Technologies (TUIT).

Furthermore, the group Umbrella Soft presented a project MyID. The project allows citizens of Uzbekistan to receive some public services and pay utility bills and fines for traffic police. The project also proposes to introduce electronic labor books with the possibility of verification by the employers.

All Eyez On Me won in the nomination “The most innovative project of the Hackaton”. Students of Inha University in Tashkent Anvar Muminov, Turabek Gaibullayev, Behruz Mirtursinov and Javohir Abdukakhhorov presented a hardware complex for face recognition.

Open Data Challenge Hackathon is planned each year to promote idea of open data in Uzbekistan.

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