A hackathon on the development of IT solutions in tourism is held in Aktau
Hackathon participants during the event improve their skills, meet other enthusiastic specialists, and expand their networks. The purpose is to develop a fully functional version of the product, optimize processes and work in the tourism field in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Mangistau region.
The participants will offer solutions that can be refined and implemented in the industry. The event is held at the Rixos Water World Aktau Hotel and will attract 30 participants as well as over 500 attendees. The event has various agendas.
On the first day, at the opening ceremony, the hosts presented the hackathon rules, competition schedule, and project evaluation criteria to the participants. For those who have not had time to register to attend the event, registration for the presentation day is open at the following link: http://tourismhackthon.tilda.ws/hackathon.
The second day will be devoted to project development and debugging. In order to recover quickly during a hackathon the participants are also provided with a relaxation zone and a break. Visitors of the hackathon attend lectures and workshops on technologies and tools, as well as working cases, given by experts.
Finally, on the third day, teams will present their projects, describing in detail the work done and the original features of the solutions.
As a hackathon participant Sovet Sayazhan from Almaty notes, the event became an opportunity for young IT specialists to propose and implement ideas that would not occur within large companies. A developer who does not create something new and original quickly burns out. Therefore, this hackathon provides inspiration and motivation for new projects.
The event was organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the national company "Kazakh Tourism," the city administration of the Mangistau region, and Astana Hub.