The best open data-based project chosen in Tech Garden Cup Hackathon

Aidos Amanbai was awarded for the use of open data in agricultural web-portal developed by him under Tech Garden Cup Hackathon that took place on September 16-17 in Almaty.  


The portal is aimed at facilitating communication between farmers and government agencies, organizations, financial institutions as well as scientific community and business sector. For instance, rural akimats will be able to send various timely notifications to farmers of their district, while other government agencies will manage to inform them on emergencies, floods, fires, threats of parasites- and quarantine diseases dissemination and on tax payment terms. Moreover, through using the portal, farmers will be enabled to distribute up-to-date information about themselves and advertise their products in market.   

In his project, Aidos Amanbai used the following data of Ministry for Agriculture and regions` akimats: the list of public services for agriculture and veterinary management; data on companies manufacturing fruit and vegetable products; data on agroindustrial sector facilities; the list of peasant households and farms; contact details of district`s and city`s veterinary stations, etc.

The winner was awarded an iPad Pro tablet. Also, he obtained the prize from Tech Garden Cup hosts for the event’s best project for solving the tasks provided by National Information Technologies JSC.

According to the task posed by National Information Technologies JSC, the hackathon`s technological partner, the participants were to develop a mobile app for iOS, Windows or Android platforms or web-applications using Open Data from

As it was mentioned by Zhanat Myrzabekov, Deputy Chairman of National Information Technologies JSC, today, about 2000 datasets are available on the portal and now the task is to obtain feedback on the quality of the data from developers, programmers and the hackathon participants. “We are planning to further involve young people in the use of Open Data”, added Myrzabekov.

Moreover, there was a workshop under Tech Garden Cup, its subject being “Documents` Classifier”. Nursultan Galymzhan, Chief Specialist of Data Analysis Department in National Information Technologies JSC, was the speaker. He introduced the project on automatic determination of documents` categories and told about its operation and peculiarities. 

It should be mentioned that Tech Garden Cup was jointly organized by Ministry for Investment and Development of the RoK and “Innovative Technologies Park” (Almaty Tech Garden) Independent Cluster Fund.