BernHack 2020, Nepal’s First MLH Member Hackathon Concluded Successfully

BernHack 2020, Nepal’s first MLH member hackathon concluded successfully on January 25 at Kathmandu BernHardt College . BernHack 2020 is the first edition of BernHack organizded by the students of Kathmandu BernHardt College.

BernHack 2020 had a participation of students across the country. The event had a registration of 60+ teams out of which 34 teams were selected for competing for the prizes. 

Joe Nash from UK who is the APAC consultant for MLH also attended as a representative from MLH along with MLH coaches from India ; Yashovardhan Agrawal, Harshil Agrawal, Sashrika Kaur. 

The teams stayed in Kathmandu BernHardt College for the hackathon from Friday morning to Saturday evening. After all the teams finalized their projects, judging was done by science/expo method where judges visited each table where the teams showed their demos. After the expo, 6 teams were selected as Top 6 finalists. The top 6 teams then presented the ideas in front  of the crowd and the winners were selected by the judges.

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Winners of BernHack 2020

  • Best Beginner- Neophyte
  • Best use of Azure – Ascol Guys
  • Winner – Ascol Guys 
  • Runner up – Yarsa
  • 2nd Runner Up – Team Phoenix 
  • Best Prototype – Hack Hunters 
  • Most Innovative – Team R@iR
  • Most Creative – Team MBM
  • Best Collaboration – Lumineers 
  • Most Commits – Rashika Karki 
  • AdMana Category Prize – Team EZ

Mentors having expertise in different domains were available all the time to guide the teams in developing their ideas. ” After all the insights and feedbacks we can now say” BernHack may not be the biggest hackathon in Nepal but it is surely the best”, Lead Organizer Manish Bhattarai said. 

He further added ” We are so proud that we were able to bring the first ever MLH member hackathon in Nepal”. Verifying the statement by Manish Bhattarai, Joe Nash, the MLH representative added ” These guys have organized this hackathon as same as hackathons in North America”.