Welcome to Hack Inequality


Date: March 23-24, 2019 | Venue: UB Hub Innovation Center, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


The Mongolian Center for Investigative Reporters and DW Akademie is organizing the first Data Journalism Hackathon in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Are you interested in Open Data and want to create great data-driven stories out of it? Want to make Inequality issues faced by Mongolians searchable and understandable for everyone?

Then join us at #HackInequality

What is a HACKATHON?

Hackathon is a portmanteau of the words “hack” and “marathon”. Hackathon is an event held for short period of time such as one day to seven days and participants suggest ideas. At the end of the hackathon, groups present their works with creative approaches.

Who can participate?

Whatever your plan is, our state of the art equipment makes it simple for our team to make it a reality, just as you desire


Data enthusiasts will be grouped into teams and hack open data around Inequality issue for 36 hrs to tell data-driven stories. Data-driven stories will bring issues in more comprehensive ways such as including visualizations, infographics or short videos. We hope these stories will tell more insight and useful information to readers.

It will be the first data journalism hackathon in Mongolia. This event will encourage participants to tell stories in innovative and creative ways. Further, it will contribute data journalism development in Mongolia.


Delgermaa Boldbaatar

Delgermaa Boldbaatar is a Mongolia Coordinator of IFC-led program “From Disclosure to Development” that aims facilitating access and re-use of natural resource data to demonstrate impactful transparency and natural resource wealth contribution to poverty reduction. Before joining to IFC, she was a Communications Expert for the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Mongolia for eight years to promote better disclosure, fact-based multi-stakeholders dialogue platform, and collaborative governance working with journalists, civil society organizations, industries and government organizations at the national and subnational level.

Robert Ritz

Robert Ritz is a data scientist and is the Director of LETU Mongolia, an all English business school in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In 2017, he created Mongolian Data Stories, an online series of blogs that aims to use data to tell Mongolia’s story. Through data visualization, machine learning, and interactive dashboards, Robert seeks to understand current trends and reveal misconceptions about Mongolia’s past and present.

Lisa Charlotte Rost

Lisa Charlotte Rost is a designer & blogger at the charting tool Datawrapper in Berlin, Germany. In 2016, she was an OpenNews Fellow at NPR in Washington, DC. Before that, she created data visualizations for newsrooms like Tagesspiegel, Bloomberg, SPIEGEL & ZEIT Online. Lisa co-hosts the Berlin Data Vis meetup, organizes the global, digital Data Vis Book Club and gives talks and workshops about how to create better charts.

Jonathan Muth

Jonathan Muth is a strategist & developer at diesdas.digital in Berlin, Germany where he builds products at the intersection of strategy, design & code – including ZEIT Online's My Country Talks, an online platform that brings together people with opposing political views for one-on-one discussions. In the past, he organized coding bootcamps and interdisciplinary research conferences. These days, he is prototyping a personal note taking systems for the digital age.

Anastasia Valeeva

Anastasia Valeeva is a data journalism trainer and open data researcher. She has researched the use of open data in investigative journalism as part of her fellowship at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford. She has taught data journalism at Data Bootcamps in Montenegro and Germany, Data Journalism Summer Institutes in Kyrgyzstan and Albania, at the Higher School of Economics, Russia and is currently a data journalism lecturer at the American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan. She is also a co-founder of School of Data Kyrgyzstan.

Altynai Mambetova

Altynai Mambetova is a data journalist and media development specialist. Altynai conducted an analytical review of the state and development of data journalism in Kyrgyzstan. She is also a co-founder of School of Data Kyrgyzstan, the public foundation which aims to build a community of data enthusiasts. At school of data she organized hackathons, meetups, and trainings which contributed to enhancing data literacy. She is now involved in producing data-driven journalistic projects and coordinates the team of journalists.

Amartuvshin Amarsaikhan

Amartuvshin Amarsaikhan is a data journalist and trainer at the Mongolian Center for Investigative Reporters. Since 2013, she has been teaching data journalism for media organizations and journalism students. She taught data and mobile journalism training in Mongolia first time. Amartuvshin started her career as an environmental journalist at the Green Channel TV studio and worked at the Press Institute of Mongolia as a journalism trainer for 6 years.

Yesun-Erdene Tumurbaatar

Yesun-Erdene Tumurbaatar is a journalism teacher and public communication officer in Press Institute of Mongolia. He worked as radio correspondent, journalist in daily newspapers and editor in the electronic media. He studied investigative journalism, data journalism and teaching techniques led by external experts. Now he is working at Training Department in Press Institute of Mongolia.

Otgontugs Ulziisuren

Otgontugs is a researcher and data journalist at the Mongolian Center for Investigative Reporters. He graduated East China Normal University as a physicist and have experience in working in projects as analyst. He also trains journalists on research and data and coordinates a Facebook group “Data Journalism of Mongolia” with more than 100 member journalists. He has a fluent Chinese and English

Oyuntsetseg Ravdan

Oyuntsetseg Ravdan, journalist and journalism trainer. Has a 13 years experience of working as a broadcast journalist and editor and teaching journalism for more than 20 years. Teaches following disciplines such as broadcast journalism, civic journalism and investigative journalism courses.

Oleksiy Anokhin

Consultant, International Finance Corporation (The World Bank Group). Working at the International Finance Corporation (with the Disclosure to Development (D2D) Program), Oleksiy focuses on data-driven visualization solutions; he is passionate about using programmatic tools (such as interactive dashboards in R/Shiny) for better planning and implementation of projects, as well as effective communication of project results to various stakeholders. Oleksiy also works as a consultant for the World Bank, helping to expand financial markets in Africa and Middle East.


2-nd place

1,000 EUROS

1-st place

1,500 EUROS

3-rd place


1-st place

1,500 EUROS

2-nd place

1,000 EUROS

3-rd place




Day 1: Hack InequalitySaturday, March 23, 2019 08:30 - 09:30 Registration & Networking ...

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