ICT BYTE had some short chitchat with organizer of KU Hackfest 2022. Here is what you need to know
1. What actually is KU HackFest and why should one participate?
KU HackFest 2022 is a 36-hour long international digital-first hybrid hackathon that is being organised by Kathmandu University Computer Club from 5th till 7th August 2022, where more than 300 students will be participating through physical and virtual meetups. KU HackFest 2022 envisions bringing creative minds together to collaboratively create something that can spark a change in the future of technology. It is the best platform to showcase one’s coding skills, build impactful technological solutions and also win amazing gifts, prizes, swags, and cash rewards. Participants will gain tremendous skills and experiences in new technology, teamwork, and brainstorming solution-oriented innovative concepts along with proper mentorship and guidance.
2. What is the procedure for participants?
First of all, you have to register for the event. The registration process is super easy! We have partnered with Devfolio, which is the one-stop platform you’ll use throughout the hackathon, from registration up until the project submission. If you already have a team, make sure you and each of your team members apply.
Once registered, each team will have 36 hours to prepare a project relevant to at least one track in our Hackfest. Participants must build something that portrays their idea in the form of a Minimum Viable Product. The product built must communicate clearly the vision of the team and it must be relevant to at least one primary track. All submissions are to be made within the given deadline on the day of the Hackfest. Participants must also make and submit a short demonstration video of their project. The maximum length allowed for this video is 3 minutes.
In between the event, if participants encounter a challenge that they aren’t able to solve, they can take help from mentors through an ask-mentor ticket as well.
3. Do you have any messages to your sponsors? Why should this event be sponsored?
We are a group of young enthusiasts organising a huge event on a global scale. For this, we need a lot of support in various forms, which we are seeking from the sponsors. Our last program was a huge success with 613 participants from 29 different countries worldwide submitting a total of 58 projects. We can assure you that we will advertise your company with banners and also market your company and brand to all the attendees at the event. There is a detailed document for sponsors which you can find here.
4. What is the plan after this event? What will be the outcome?
After this event follows another event, IT Meet which will bring tech-enthusiasts from around the globe together for a change. An exchange of ideas could bring a massive upliftment in technology. Being able to work on challenges, explore creative outlets, collaborate with a community, take networking, learn new skills, meet great people and win cash prizes and swags are a few things that this hackfest helps you achieve. Young aspiring technology enthusiasts would learn a lot of things that could help them till the end of their journey in tech. People sharing similar interests get to connect through this event and the networking gets strong.
5. Some more words from the Organiser
The organiser believes that this is the opportunity no one should miss out on. This event equips you with the powerful skills and proper guidance that can be helpful for the rest of your life. You should give KU HackFest a chance if you are waiting for something to awaken the tech-bee inside you.