Are you a bachelor-level student who loves coding? Do you have an innovative idea that can address one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using technology? If yes, then Codefest 2023 is a wonderful opportunity for you!
Code for Change (CFC) is all set to host Codefest 2023 this September – October. It is the second edition of the largest national-level hackathon in Nepal.
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What is Code For Change (CFC)?
Code for Change (CFC) is a not-for-profit organization formed by IT students from various colleges across the country with an aim to bridge the gap between IT students and industry professionals in Nepal. CFC provides platforms and opportunities for students to enhance their skills and prepare for their careers. It organizes workshops, webinars, and hackathons to promote personal and professional development among students.
What is Codefest 2023?
Codefest 2023 is the second edition of the largest national-level hackathon in Nepal, hosted by CFC. In this hackathon, the participating teams will work on a project to solve a real-world problem using technology.
The event will be organized in two different phases: Provincial-level and National-level.
The provincial-level hackathon will be held from September 18-25. Whereas, the National-level final event will be held from October 6 – 8.
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1. Provincial Level Competition
The first phase is the provincial-level competition, where students have to register their team to represent their college or as an independent team. Each team can have 2-4 members. The teams will compete in the provincial-level hackathon from September 18-25. The winner of each province will advance to the second phase.
2. National Level Competition (Grand Finale)
The winners of each province from all seven provinces will compete against each other in the grand finale, which will take place from October 6-8, in Kathmandu.
The organizers will arrange for accommodation and food for all the participants for the duration of the hackathon.
Theme of Codefest 2023
The main theme of the event will be based on 7 out of 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). The projects from students should solve problems among at least one of these goals.
- Good Health and Well-being: Products may relate to mental or physical health, fitness, yoga, medical MS, healthy food, etc.
- Quality Education: Products may relate to online learning, student MS, online library, smart classroom, etc.
- Gender Equality: Products may relate to women empowerment platforms and problem-solving platforms.
- Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure: Products may relate to startups like ride-sharing apps, digital wallets, e-commerce sites, Employee MS (attendance system), and Emergency systems.
- Smart Cities: Products may relate to pollution meters, traffic systems, households MS, online transportation, map management, tourism, waste management, and community/ culture.
- Climate Action: Products may relate to reuse/recycle, eco-friendly ideas, pollution trackers, climate awareness apps, and plastic use elimination.
- Peace, Justice & Strong Institution: Products may relate to decentralized banking, anti-corruption, decentralized governance (blockchain), crime report apps, etc.
Why participate in Codefest 2023?
By participating in CodeFest 2023, you will get to:
- Showcase your creativity and talent to a panel of judges and mentors from various fields.
- Learn new skills and technologies from experts and peers.
- Network with other like-minded students and professionals from across the country.
- Win exciting prizes worth NPR 50,000+, gift hampers, and investment opportunities.
Winner : NPR 50,000+ other amazing gift hampers
First Runner-Up: NPR 25,000+ other gift hampers
Second Runner-Up: NPR 15,000+ other gift hampers
Additionally, a Category Winner will be rewarded with a prize equivalent to NPR 10,000.
Moreover, the best practical ideas will also get a chance of investment.
Codefest is not 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.Krishna Prasad Pokhrel, Project Lead at Code for Change
How to Participate in Codefest 2023?
If you are interested in joining CodeFest 2023, please visit the official website of Code for Change and register your team and your college. The team registration fee has been set at NPR 2000/- per team.
If you are a bachelor-level IT student and have an innovative idea that solves the problems mentioned above (7 SDGs), Codefest 2023 is a wonderful opportunity for you. Don’t miss this chance to unleash your potential and make an impact with technology. Register now and be a part of Codefest 2023: https://bit.ly/CFC_Codefest2023.