Participants can choose a combination of any of the following work-streams:
How Might We elevate Ukrainian small businesses and investment into Ukraine?
Set the Record Straight
How Might We promote the correct usage of linguistics and raise awareness on cultural knowledge of Ukraine? (#KyivnotKiev, ‘Ukraine’ not ‘the Ukraine’)
Clean Data Indicators
How Might We boost and keep open data indicators up to date, correct, and automate the detection of any errors?
Sponsors and Partners
Friday, NOVEMBER 22
Virtual Hackathon Starts
R Teaching Webinar
Saturday, NOVEMBER 23
Senior Data Strategist at ACDI/VOCA
Amit is an environmental engineer turned data strategist. He started his career collecting and using environmental data to clean soil and water resources, then disseminated water resources & uses data with UN-FAO’s AQUASTAT and now leads Data initiatives @ ACDI/VOCA. Amit’s commitment to international
development comes from his experience growing up in ‘developing countries’ and witnessing every extreme in living conditions.
He is passionate about R and is dedicating to promoting its dissemination having led R-User groups in Ghana and the UK. He is the author of the ShinyTester, TileMaker, and BulletChartR R packages and blogs at and
Check out Amit's EARL talk on Colombian progress here.
Tharindi Hapuarachchi, PhD
Program Manager at DeepMind
Tharindi is focused on the application of cutting edge AI research to real world challenges, with a particular interest in AI for social good. Prior to joining DeepMind, she was a Senior Manager at Thomson Reuters Labs working on data science solutions across industries and collaborating with academia, industry, government, commercial partners and non-profit organisations. She has also worked on data and technology strategy collaborating with organisations such as the Open Data Institute. Tharindi has a PhD and Master’s degree in Mathematical Modelling from University College London.
Check out her video on using open data for land ownership here.
Senior Manager, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, at Open Contracting Partnership
Before joining the Open Contracting Partnership, Viktor was acting CEO at SOE Medical Procurement of Ukraine – the central purchasing body set up by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine for medical public procurement.
Between 2015-2018 he was a Program Director at Transparency International Ukraine. His portfolio included five significant initiatives – ProZorro, ProZorro.Sale systems development, DOZORRO community building, e-Health system development, and Construction Sector Transparency Initiative implementation. He has experience in the private sector and in government. He headed the procurement risk assessment division in one of the biggest agro-holdings of Ukraine and worked in the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
Viktor has a Master’s degree in international economy from Kyiv National Economic University in Ukraine and studied organizational behavior and intercultural marketing at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien in Austria. Viktor’s ambition is to help Eastern Europe and Central Asia become a global open contracting leader.
Check out Mr Nestulia's interview with hromadske.tv here.
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