The Ulan-Ude hub (Buryat Republic, Russian Federation) is an example of a determined hub already pursuing Global Shapers initiatives. Since 2012 the Dignity Day initiative has been run in the heart of Siberia by shapers from Ulan-Ude Hub. This one in a million Hub is located next to the lake Baikal - the world’s largest freshwater lake in the world. While focusing on the most challenging issues of the area, the Hub successfully ran the first ever IT-hackaton on forest fires. As of now the core team is represented by IT professionals that utilize their knowledge and try to solve ecology & education challenges that are crucial for the region and typical for the different parts of the world.