21st September 2023, Kathmandu
“Code for Change: Hosting Nepal’s Premier National-Level Hackathon for Tech Talent”
Through workshops, webinars, and hackathons, CFC empowers students with technical skills and knowledge while also reaching remote corners of the country.
Nepal’s Premier National-Level Hackathon
Now, in its second edition, Codefest 2023 is set to be Nepal’s most significant national-level hackathon, bringing together IT students, industry professionals, and tech enthusiasts.
About Codefest 2023
Codefest 2023 is a remarkable hackathon program that challenges students to leverage technology to solve real-world problems. This year, it kicks off on September 21, 2023, at the Provincial Level and concludes on September 28, 2023. Following this, there’s a brief hiatus before the grand finale, slated for October 6-8, 2023. The event unfolds in two phases:
1. Provincial Level Competition
At the provincial level, teams can represent their colleges or register as independent teams. Each team can comprise 2 to 4 members and will compete against teams from their respective provinces.
2. National Level Grand Finale
Winners from each province, spanning all seven provinces, will converge in the capital city, Kathmandu, to vie for the ultimate title.
The Theme: United for Sustainable Development
Codefest 2023 is centered around the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants are encouraged to align their projects with seven out of the 17 SDGs, including:
Good Health and Well-being:
Develop solutions related to mental or physical health, fitness, medical management systems, and healthy food.
Create online learning platforms, digital libraries, smart classrooms, and tools for students.
Innovate platforms that empower women and address gender-related challenges.
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure: Foster startups, including ride-sharing apps, digital wallets, e-commerce platforms, employee management systems, and emergency response systems.
Tackle urban challenges with solutions such as pollution monitoring, traffic management, household management systems, online transportation, and tourism.
Contribute to environmental sustainability through recycling, eco-friendly ideas, pollution tracking, climate awareness, and reducing plastic usage.
Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions: Address issues like decentralized banking, anti-corruption measures, blockchain-based governance, and crime reporting apps.
How to Participate in CodeFest 2023
To participate, interested students can visit the official Code for Change website and register their teams and colleges. For more information, reach out via social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your innovative capabilities!
Register Here Exciting Rewards Await Participants CodeFest 2023 offers substantial rewards to participants:
Winner: NPR 50,000 plus other valuable gift hampers.
1st Runner-up: NPR 25,000 plus additional gift hampers.
2nd Runner-up: NPR 15,000 plus assorted gift hampers.
Category Winners: NPR 10,000 each.
Furthermore, outstanding practical ideas may attract potential investment opportunities.
If you are an undergraduate IT student in Nepal with innovative ideas related to information systems, CodeFest 2023 is your golden ticket. Join us and immerse yourself in a pool of creative young minds.
Krishna Prasad Pokhrel, Project Lead at Code for Change, emphasizes, “Codefest isn’t just a hackathon; it’s a platform where your ideas meet reality. It’s a canvas where you paint the strokes of innovation, using technology as your brush.
In this fast-paced world, innovation isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. And you, dear participants, are the trailblazers of this innovation.”
The CodeFest Hackathon is gearing up, with registrations already underway. Teams of 2 to 4 students can participate for a nominal fee of NPR 2000 per team. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, the organizers will take care of your accommodation and meals during the hackathon.
The provincial competition is scheduled from September 18 to 25, with the grand finale taking place in Kathmandu on October 6, 7, and 8.
Code for Change invites all tech enthusiasts, innovators, and problem-solvers to unite for Codefest 2023, where technology transforms ideas into reality. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to make a difference!
Join us in shaping the future of technology and innovation in Nepal. Register today for Codefest 2023!
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