HACK.COR.RUP.TION

8-10 JULY, 2016
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Astăzi, 6 decembrie 2016, a fost lansată platforma web OpenMoney, un proiect al cărui scop este de a arăta cine sunt adevărații beneficiari ai contractelor atribuite de către instituțiile statului din Republica Moldova.


Platforma folosește date oferite de Agenția Achiziții Publice și Ministerul Tehnologiilor Informaționale și Comunicațiilor, publicate pe portalul guvernamental al datelor deschise (date.gov.md).
Printre informațiile pe care le puteți găsi pe portalul OpenMoney sunt:

  • fondatorii și administratorii tuturor companiilor înregistrate în Republica Moldova;
  • grafice care arată relațiile dintre companii, fondatori și administratori;
  • contractele atribuite acestor companii de către instituțiile de stat;
  • cazurile pe care algoritmul OpenMoney le-a determinat ca fiind suspicioase.
Team Despre cum puteți utliza platforma OpenMoney puteți afla în următorul ghid video:

Ideea proiectului OpenMoney a apărut în iulie 2016 în cadrul proiectului HACK.COR.RUP.TION, inițiat de UNDP Moldova și sponsorizat de Ministerul Afacerilor Externe al Norvegiei, unde a fost desemnat câștigător. Dezvoltarea lui a durat trei luni și a fost realizată de compania SENSMEDIA. Echipa OpenMoney a fost deja invitată în cadrul unui șir de evenimente, printre care Forumul Inovației în Guvernare, Conferința Națională Anticorupție și Congresul Absolvenților programelor de schimb Americane și Europene.

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„Achizițiile publice sunt una din ariile cele mai afectate de flagelul corupției, în mărimi deosebit de mari. O dovadă elocventă este scandalul recent cu procurările produselor alimentare pentru școli și grădinițe. Am decis să folosim datele disponibile pentru a transparentiza pe cât de mult e posibil acest domeniu. Orice informație publică este un instrument important în mâinile cetățenilor activi și trebuie să dezvoltăm acest spirit civic prin care să urmărim, analizăm și să facem concluzii pe care să le împărtășim cu semenii noștri”, a declarat coordonatorul proiectului, Pavel Novac.

Amintim că OpenMoney se află în perioadă de testare. Datele prezentate sunt procesate automat și au un caracter informativ. Proiectul nu își asumă responsabilitate pentru corectitudinea și actualitatea acestora. Pentru sugestii sau informații suplimentare, contactați-ne la [email protected] sau pe pagina de Facebook.



Update from the Garage48 Chisinau Hack.Corruption winning teams!
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It was a warm July weekend when a punch of motivated developers, designers and startuppers came together in Moldova, Chisinau to come up with ideas how to fight corruption with technology. It was 48 hours full of hard work, great ideas and moreover amazing people all working for one goal - how to make the processes more transparent and give a voice to people to have their say against corruption. There was 10 teams who presented their prototype on stage and the best 3 were awarded with a $10 000 grant from UNDP Moldova to develop their idea further and actually launch a product. The teams have been working hard for the whole summer and we wanted to check in with them to see what have been the highs and lows, challenges and wins on the journey.

The overall winner of the event was team OpenMoney. The team of hackers were building an application to gather data from different sources to show the top companies and main beneficiaries of governmental aquisition contracts. The grant has given them a great opportunity to carry on the work and they have made some substantial progress. Their team lead give a humble overview:

Ours is a simple story. We are a group of young people, mostly developers, who want to change things for the better. That’s how we came up with OpenMoney, a project that uses publicly available data to empower journalists, activists and regular people to check how public institutions spend public funds. OpenMoney automatically draws pretty graphs that connect people, companies and institutions in a way that shows who are the final beneficiaries of public acquisitions. We intend to launch a public beta in the following days, and improve on the project based on the feedback we receive. We also heavily rely on public institutions improving the quality of the data they publish, which in turn would make our platform even more accurate. Our project is so good, even the National Anticorruption Center was impressed, so they asked us to build a custom version of OpenMoney for them.

The project is already online on http://openmoney.md The app is still in closed beta, but it will be ready in a few days.
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1st runner-up of the event was the team called Start Moldova. Consisting of a mix of entrepreneurs from Moldova and the US, the team has very good knowledge of the challenges of opening a business locally. Their solution to ease the process is a website that is a one-stop-shop for current and prospective business people to find answers to difficult bureaucratic questions in Moldova. The system is managed and developed by the Foreign Small Enterprise Alliance (FSEA) and they have been working hard for the past months implementing the StartIn.md portal project. Their team lead David summarises their progress:

StartIn portal will be the go-to place for asking and answering questions related to starting a business in Moldova and interacting with the many state agencies while opening and conducting legal business here. As we finalize our MVP we are hard at work at the offline component of our project - namely representing small business and clarifying the many obscure and difficult processes in doing business in Moldova. In particular we are advocating for clarity in the application of the International Investor law that governs the issuing of visas for people wishing to come to Moldova to start a business. This law is obfuscated (possibly intentionally) to make this process as difficult as possible. We are working to shine a light here and to build one of what will eventually be *many* high quality tutorials for StartIn.md that will make up a core component of the site.
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2nd runner-up award went to the team #CoBot who were building a web application for the National Anti-Corruption Center which uses NLP to train a bot and solve citizen’s issues related to corruption in real time. The team lead Plop gives insight how a great idea can start on just some people coming together wanting to do something cool:

Before Cobot a member of our team Stefan had earlier participated on another Garage48 project and he really liked it and told all of us about this contest. The whole story of Cobot began when a small group of 4 people wanted to win the prize of HackCorruption hackathon. So first we came on the stage with the idea of building up a simple form application where you fill in some data. Then we just thought it's gonna be boring. So another idea was building a bot, which of course was insane. First we were 4 then another guy Adrian who was passionate of algorithms joined the team and here our bot started to grow a lot more. We had a lot of fun at the hackathon building an alpha version of our product and finally winning the third place. Right now we are improving our bot by firstly switching to another programming language for the AI algorithm and we also have a little working prototype.
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A big shout-out to our sponsors and partners UNDP Moldova and CIVITTA who are mentoring and helping the teams to go forward. And of course a big thumbs-up for all the teams for all the hard work. You make us proud!
UNDP Moldova in partnership with the National Anticorruption Center, with the financial support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches the very first anti-corruption hackathon in Chisinau, Moldova! Garage48 has joined forces with CIVITTA Estonia to organize the first anti-corruption hackathon in Chisinau, Moldova! Get ready to have 48 hours full of fun, coding, building, designing and thinking BIG to bring valuable impact for the society you live in! If you’re ready to HACK.CORRUPTION and bring in technology to build something crazy and innovative to support the society you live in, this event is for you! We expect 50+ people to work on crazy ideas with a target to have fun while doing it. NGOs, start-ups, software developers, and other participants interested in making an impact in society will form teams on spot or in apply with a team in advance. Teams aim to realize ideas about IT apps or platforms that address corruption and engage the public in preventing or reporting corruption, as well as raise awareness on the need to prevent corruption. The opportunities are endless – we’re looking forward to get to know YOUR idea! Teams will work for 48 hours and deliver a beta-prototype by Sunday. The vibrant community energy, top-notch mentors and “no powerpoint” rule enables each team to reach its aim. We invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to shape a corruption-free society, and be a part of the disruption that will play an essential role in the digital landscape of Moldova!

The 3 best solutions will be awarded $10,000 to continue the development of the idea into a full working IT tool! Moreover, winners will be coached during 6 months by a team of local and international mentors to ensure support in timely and productive development of the solutions. What is Garage48 about? Garage48 is a weekend long intensive development event to work out physical gadgets, new web and mobile applications to bring new startups into life. Are you an engineer, marketer, designer or a passionate visionary? If yes, join the ultimate hackathon in Chisinau! Garage48 event is a mixture of a hackathon and an exercise from a bootstrapper’s bible. With origins from Estonia & the Silicon Valley, Garage48 events evolved being the first of its kind events in rapidly developing tech countries: Ukraine, Latvia, Belarus, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya & elsewhere. So here we go – registration is open! All the talented front-end, back-end, mobile developers, social activists, engineers, designers, team leaders, investigation journalists, visionaries and marketers grab your seat! The event will take place on 8-10 th of July, 2016, in Chisinau.
SCREW IT, LET’S DO IT!
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Check-in, networking, snacks
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Opening remarks by organizers (Garage48, Civitta, NAC project)
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Presentation of ideas (1)
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Coffee break
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Presentation of ideas (2)
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Team formation
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Teamwork begins!

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Martinverrev
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Martin has participated, mentored and was part of the organizing team of over 30 hackathons taking place in 9 different countries and participated in numerous social projects. He combines strong cultural knowledge, intercultural skills and entrepreneurial experience with being in engineering for over a decade. He is willing to share his experience to startups and enterprises, helping them to execute and succeed in a highly competitive environment.
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Ancaalbu
ANCA ALBU
Anca is Social Innovation Architect, dual citizen, who had lived in 4 different countries, traveled to over 35 (so far), and has a background in international relations, customer development, design and a passion for human rights. Anca's experience embraces over 6 years in startup events. During her work with Startup Weekend, she has contributed to creating and grown the startup community in the European post-communist region. She is the Founder of TheChange.rs, an organization aiming to bridge the gap in CEE's cultural differences and enhance the region's entrepreneurship potential.
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Harritallinn
HARRI TALLINN
Harri has been an entrepreneur since 2008 and has experience in public and private sector. Over five years he has been actively involved in startup ecosystem buildup in Estonia. Last four years he has been a manager of Estonia’s biggest startup competition Ajujaht.ee. Inspired from that other startup projects have emerged: he’s been active last 2 years in Moldova building up startups, also in Estonian-Latvian-Finnish cross-border startup generation project and in pre-incubation activities in Estonian Universities to name some.
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Jaanussakkis
JAANUS SAKKIS
Jaanus is an accomplished creative director, entrepreneur and an artist. He is a freelance designed working under the name Feks Design and runs the designers community UIUXnow. Jaanus is the founder of IGDA (International Game Development Association) Estonian branch and Estonian App NGO. He has over ten years of in-depth experience in the field of design which has built him a comfort zone that easily includes product, app and service design. He focuses most of all on the story behind the product.
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Kristsavots
Krists Avots
Krists is currently driving tech product development in a corporate environment using startup approach and teaching entrepreneurship as a hobby. Over the last 6 years he has had the opportunity to organize & mentor in more than 40 hackathons, bootcamps and two accelerators in 12 countries.
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Kaiisand
KAI ISAND
After a teaching career abroad, Kai has gained substantial experience in the Estonian startup community. She is a social media expert, has been managing projects and organizing several Garage48 hackathons with different organizations for 2 years now.
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Riivoanton
RIIVO ANTON
Entrepreneur, Advisor & Investor, founder of the leading consulting company in Eastern European market Civitta www.civitta.com, Member of Advisory Board of Estonia’s first business accelerator Startup Wise Guys www.startupwiseguys.com
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Sergiumatei
SERGIU MATEI
Sergiu is the co-founder of MoreSense Partners, where he launched and directed investments in multiple local and international businesses. Currently activates within the Silicon Valley Innovation Centre. Sergiu is a former AIESEC president and Co-founder of JCI Moldova, and currently is actively involved in the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Moldova.

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Martinverrev
MARTIN VERREV
Martin has participated, mentored and was part of the organizing team of over 30 hackathons taking place in 9 different countries and participated in numerous social projects. He combines strong cultural knowledge, intercultural skills and entrepreneurial experience with being in engineering for over a decade. He is willing to share his experience to startups and enterprises, helping them to execute and succeed in a highly competitive environment.
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Ancaalbu
ANCA ALBU
Anca is Social Innovation Architect, dual citizen, who had lived in 4 different countries, traveled to over 35 (so far), and has a background in international relations, customer development, design and a passion for human rights. Anca's experience embraces over 6 years in startup events. During her work with Startup Weekend, she has contributed to creating and grown the startup community in the European post-communist region. She is the Founder of TheChange.rs, an organization aiming to bridge the gap in CEE's cultural differences and enhance the region's entrepreneurship potential.
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Harritallinn
HARRI TALLINN
Harri has been an entrepreneur since 2008 and has experience in public and private sector. Over five years he has been actively involved in startup ecosystem buildup in Estonia. Last four years he has been a manager of Estonia’s biggest startup competition Ajujaht.ee. Inspired from that other startup projects have emerged: he’s been active last 2 years in Moldova building up startups, also in Estonian-Latvian-Finnish cross-border startup generation project and in pre-incubation activities in Estonian Universities to name some.
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Jaanussakkis
JAANUS SAKKIS
Jaanus is an accomplished creative director, entrepreneur and an artist. He is a freelance designed working under the name Feks Design and runs the designers community UIUXnow. Jaanus is the founder of IGDA (International Game Development Association) Estonian branch and Estonian App NGO. He has over ten years of in-depth experience in the field of design which has built him a comfort zone that easily includes product, app and service design. He focuses most of all on the story behind the product.
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Ragnarsass
RAGNAR SASS
Ragnar is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of CRM software Pipedrive – Europe’s best B2B startup according to TechCrunch & The Europas in 2015. Ragnar is the co-founder of startup boot camp Garage48. His areas of specialization cover marketing, new markets, startup events, lean startup, accelerators, funding and getting traction.
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Olga
OLGA CRIVOLIUBIC
Olga is Project Manager at UNDP, “Strengthening the Corruption Prevention and Analysis functions of the National Anticorruption Center” Project since August 2015. Prior to joining UNDP, she worked as the Good Governance Program Director at the Soros Foundation-Moldova for 5 years. She holds a Master degree in Political Science from the Central European University.
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Riivoanton
RIIVO ANTON
Entrepreneur, Advisor & Investor, founder of the leading consulting company in Eastern European market Civitta www.civitta.com, Member of Advisory Board of Estonia’s first business accelerator Startup Wise Guys www.startupwiseguys.com
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Ionpruteanu
ION PRUTEANU
Ion Pruteanu is Head of the Trainings and Civil Interaction Unit of the Risk Assessment and Anti-Corruption Awareness Division of the National Anticorruption Center of Republic of Moldova (NAC). He manages the activity of the Civil training and interaction Department, conducts the process of training, awareness raising and education of the population. He works with NAC since 2004. Ion Pruteanu holds Master degree in Criminal Law.
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Corneliaamihalachioae
CORNELIA AMIHALACHIOAE
Cornelia is Social Innovation&Performance Officer/M&E Coordinator at the Moldova e-Government Center. Having a passion for e-Transformation, human-centered service&policy redesign, Open Data, Performance Management, Smart Governance, Cornelia's focus is on merging Social and Digital Innovation, and strategic planning, M&E efforts within the eGov Agenda. Background: educational - MBA, International Relations&Public Policy, M&E; professional - business sector, international donor-financed projects in public sector, media, volunteer mentor or jury in Social Innovation projects. Cornelia strongly believes that the best ideas of solutions to societal problems come from active & innovative citizens, and can be enabled, leveraged, escalated by Governments.
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