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Background

Mongolia is a developing country with 3 million people living on the 35th largest land in the world. The untouched, wild nature from the desert to steppe to the mountains, the nomadic lifestyle inherited from the era of Genghis Khan, the minerals including gold, copper and coals and the unique lifestyle of nearly 70% of the population living in the capital city Ulaanbaatar and the humanitarian and development needs attract hundreds of thousands of tourists, social workers, expats, repats, investors and businesses from all over the world every year.

These people are living in the era of information technology, where data is making people’s life better and easier. Data has transformed the way we live in the following 3 phases:

  1. Data existed.
    People had to talk to ask around to search for information.
  2. Data was collected, structured and became accessible systematically. (CSA data) People began to search for information on their computers and smartphones.
  3. Data is processed, analyzed and presented.
    AI, ML and Recommendation are changing the way people make decisions in their life on a regular basis. People are relying on data to make decisions for them proactively more and more.

It is human nature to be able to have access to data so that they can make smart and informed decisions in their life. It exists in every part of our life and every segment of society. Therefore, the world is trending in the direction of data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Problem Statement

Data exists in Mongolia but it is not collected, structured and easily accessible today. Lack of such CSA data becomes a significant constraint in our daily life. We shouldn’t have to spend minutes and hours to find a nearby coffee shop that has fast internet and is open late night nor should we have to find a good Italian restaurant that is good for family. We shouldn’t have to spend hours in traffic only to know that the grocery store is closed, nor should we have to become victim of bad products and services because we simply didn’t know about it upfront. We shouldn’t have to keep repeating the same information over and over again, when we could simply store it one place and make it easily accessible. We want to have access to the information we need within a matter of milliseconds, compare different options and make a decision right away. If we are impressed with something, we want to share it with the others.

These are some of the very common problems faced by locals, businesses, expats, repats and tourists in Mongolia today. Lack of such CSA data is complemented by social media posts asking for information and recommendation, word of mouth and trial and error. There is no feedback loop on experiences and impressions back to the general public to help others have access to that same information. To describe this situation in a simple term, we came up with: “black-box-data effect”. One of the factors of developing a country based on economy is having insight into the people. The way to have that insight is by having good data. And the way to get that data is the CSA phase.

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Solution Proposal

We strongly believe the people who are faced with the aforementioned problems are the ones who know the situation best and can think of creative ways to get us to CSA phase. And we believe we need to hear from as many people as possible on how we can solve the problem. A key to CSA’ing data is - technology. Therefore, we are proposing to organize a hackathon among students, working professionals, permanent and temporary residents in Mongolia to come up with an innovative way to solve the problem, implement it and experiment it in real world by engaging users.

In the center of brainstorming, organizing, engaging and helping the users (expats, tourists, repats, locals and businesses) through this hackathon, what we are doing perfectly matches with the definition of the word: “hub”. Therefore, we call our hackathon: “HUB”. It can also be interpreted as the: “Hack UB”. The details of the hackathon is included below.

The HUB

HUB is a hackathon that we are proposing to organize in summer of 2017 to address the challenge of the black-box-data effect in Mongolia based on some of the latest and greatest technologies. This will help expats, tourists, repats, locals and businesses connect with each other, providing more data insights and better development and business opportunities. We aim to proactively remove all obstacles concerning administration, logistics, communication, technologies and platform so that participants in the HUB only need to worry about implementing their wildest imaginations and creativities and solve a real-world problem. Our most goal of this hackathon is to spot an i-smart (innovative, specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused and time-bound) solution and a group of talents that can take on the project beyond the hackathon and turn it into a real-world product. The following are the details of the HUB.

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10

Teams

20

Speakers

10

Mentors

500

User engagement

Tech Advisers

Meet the Tech Advisers.

01 - Bayarsaikhan Volodya

Bayarsaikhan Volodya

Product manager @ Dell
02 - Buyandelger Batsaikhan

Buyandelger Batsaikhan

CEO & Founder @ Metawise Solutions
03 - Barbayar Dashzeveg

Barbayar Dashzeveg

Software engineer @ GREE
04 - Khongor Enkhbold

Khongor Enkhbold

Software Engineer @ Facebook
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Amarbat Pashka

Software Development Director @ Progate LLC
06 - Luvsansharav Altangerel

Luvsansharav Altangerel

DevOps Engineer @ Amazon
07 - Batjargal Batbold

Batjargal Batbold

Software Engineer @ Quartzy
08 - Nara Bayarsaihan

Nara Bayarsaihan

Software Engineer @ IBM
10 - Temuge Enkhbaatar

Temuge Enkhbaatar

Software Engineer @ Yext

Speakers

Meet the Speakers.

01 - Enkhbold Ochirbat speaker

Enkhbold Ochirbat

Software Engineer @ Bright Power - AGILE/SCRUM
03 - Barbayar Dashzeveg

Barbayar Dashzeveg

Software engineer @ GREE - BUILDING A SCALABLE SYSTEM
garret

Garrett Wilson

Managing Director @ Wagner Asia Automotive LLC

Judges

Meet the Judges.

02 - Tergel Pure judge

Tergel Pure

Designer @ Apple Inc.
ehab

Ihab Aziz

Entrepreneur @3E_Solutions_Mongolia, @PromotionCraft

Team

Meet the HUB organizing team.

ochir

Ochir Sanjaadorj

Sr Web Developer, Arcane Strategies
amarbayar

Amarbayar Amarsanaa

DevOps Engineer, Amazon
gereltuya

Gereltuya Bayanmunkh

Undergraduate student at NUM, Manager at Nomadic Method
ganzorig

Ganzorig Ganbat

CEO at Devsor
orhon

Orkhon Amgalan

Designer at Devsor
ochirgarid

Ochirgarid Chinzorig

Union of Mongolian youth programmers NGO leader
tuguldur

Tuguldur Ulam-Undrakh

Freelance web developer

Process

Prepare yourself

1. Bootcamp

Hear expats, tourists and local business share their experience, learn from tech industry leaders and business experts

1. Hack

Brain storm, build and launch a robust, scalable solution using the latest cutting edge technologies including AWS services.

3. Promote

Launch and promote your solution. Engage minimum of 20 businesses and 200 users and collect their feedback.

Our Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring? Email us at hackubmn@gmail.com! We'd love to have you.

Comming soon...

Schedule

It will take 7 days journey

Day 1

1st August

• Opening - The HUB team

• Black-box-data effect in Mongolia talk – Someone from The HUB team

• The life of an expat in Mongolia talk – Someone from the EXPAT community

• Exploring Mongolia talk – Some volunteer tourist

• Insight into customers talk – A successful business owner/marketing director

• The HUB talk – Someone from the HUB team

• AWS presentation – Someone with AWS experience

• Alexa presentation – Someone with Alexa experience

• Info session – The HUB team (administrative, logistics, rules, terms, conditions, expectations, communication…etc)

Day 2

2nd August

• Opening – The HUB team

• “Launching a business”, talk – Some successful entrepreneur

• “Agile methodology and SCRUM”, talk – Someone with experience

• “The life of a product manager”, talk – Some product manager

• “Building a scalable system”, talk – Some tech savy engineer

• “Site reliability and operations”, talk – Someone with experience

• “The art of selling”, talk – Someone with marketing experience

• “Beyond breaking even”, talk – Someone with finance experience

Hackathon HUB

08/03/2017 00:00 – 08/07/2017 23:59

Pulse Checks

08/03/2017 23:59 - Research study completed
08/04/2017 23:59 - Solution finalized
08/05/2017 23:59 - Marketing and promotion plans executed
08/06/2017 23:59 - Development completed
08/07/2017 23:59 - Product launched and on-boarded customer(s)

Wrap-Up

All teams to submit the following:
• Research documentation
• Solution documentation
• Technical implementation documentation
• Marketing plans and results
• Operations documentations (defects, incidents, customer feedback and results)
• Financial statements (mock)
• Conclusion

Presentation

Teams to present their solutions.
08/08/2017 10:00 – 08/08/201716:00

Judging

08/08/2017 16:00 – 08/09/2017 10:00

Results announced

08/09/2017 10:00

Closing and Awards Ceremony

08/09/2017 11:00

Amazing Prizes

You will win these prizes

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Amazon Echo Dot

kindle

Kindle Fire

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Fire TV

FAQ

Learn more about HACKUB

Absolutely! We want every brain that can help solve the black-box-data effect problem in Mongolia. The hackathon is open to anyone as long as the participants are physically in UB during the hackathon. Form your team, register and prepare to make a difference!

Definitely! Please send us a brief introduction about yourself, why you would like to join the organizing team and what you can bring to the table. We will review your information and get back to you. Please remember to include your contact information.
The HUB team consists of engineers to entrepreneurs to designers to students across the globe. The project itself seeks to solve a real world problem faced by many people in Mongolia. Therefore, you will get to work with this energetic team who keep raising the bar and insist on the highest standard to deliver the project. Experience is the number one return on investment you will gain. Networking would be number two.

Please contact us via:
Phone: 95024414, 97070767
Email: hackubmn@gmail.com
Website: http://www.hackub.com

Absolutely! We want every brain that can help solve the black-box-data effect problem in Mongolia. The hackathon is open to anyone as long as the participants are physically in UB during the hackathon. Form your team, register and prepare to make a difference!
Yes. We are all working on this project on a volunteer basis and would love to be able to cover the operational and logistical expenses. Please contact us.

We would love to get support with the following. If you and/or your organization can help us with any of the below, please let us know.

  • Venue to run the 7 day hackathon
  • Meals to provide to participants
  • T-Shirts to provide to participants
  • News and article coverage on TV, newspaper, social media
  • Sponsorship (logistics expense, prize for winners...etc)
  • Volunteers

Please contact us via:
Phone: 95024414, 97070767
Email: hackubmn@gmail.com
Website: http://www.hackub.com

Absolutely! We definitely would like to get the word out about the project to attract participants, users and business owners.

Please contact us via:
Phone: 95024414, 97070767
Email: hackubmn@gmail.com
Website: http://www.hackub.com

Absolutely! We definitely would like to get the word out about the project to attract participants, users and business owners.

Please contact us via:
Phone: 95024414, 97070767
Email: hackubmn@gmail.com
Website: http://www.hackub.com

Please go to our website and register as a beta business user in "Interested in Sponsoring" menu.

Please post on our FB event page expressing your interest to participate, your skills and experience. If there are others who also post on the FB event page and/or reach out to us inquiring teams, we will do our best to help you form a team.

How to register?

Registration will begin on 1st July to 1st August. If you interested email us at hackubmn@gmail.com

Interested in Sponsoring?

Interested in sponsoring? Email us at hackubmn@gmail.com

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