“The Algorithm is Female” is a leading worldwide hackathon for women, happening for the first time in Nepal. The Algorithm is Female provides a weekend long experience for tech-enthusiast such as developers, designers, and other techies, teaming up and creating new tech projects in 48 hours.
The Algorithm is Female is organized by Code Rush in collaboration with Hemper under the supervision of Iron Hack. The Hackathon will take place on 27-29 September 2019.
Hemper is a European sustainable fashion brand that manufactures Nepali hemp crafts. Iron Hack is a technical school that is present in 9 cities around the world and offers UX / UI design boot camps. Through this hackathon, we want to encourage the girls to solve an existing community problem through technology.
Together, we implement this project within the framework of education as an indispensable tool for social change and focused on Nepal. We follow the road map marked by the UN SDGs, and specifically goal 4, Quality Education, to make sense of this mutual alliance.
The Hackathon winner gets a scholarship grants to go to Barcelona, Spain for 6 months to attend Ironhack Bootcamp with all travel and accommodation costs covered. We hope the winner can apply a technological solution to a social problem in Nepal after the completion of a fellowship in Barcelona.
Phases of Hackathon
All applicants must go through a basic online test to demonstrate the basic coding skills before the actual Hackathon starts. This Online Test are scheduled in CodeRush office premises on 21st and 22nd. Based on the test results, 30 individuals will be selected to participate in the hackathon.
All the selected 40 participants will be divided into 8 teams with 5 participants each where every team will work to solve the problem explained. The task will be assigned in Day 1.
After Solution Brainstorming and Prototyping in Day 2, every team has to prepare for a presentation on Day 3. A team of 5 girls will be selected to go to the final round that will take place the following day.
The finalists will have to appear in an individual test followed by personal interview with an Ironhack recruiter. Based on the performance, Ironhack will select one girl for Fellowship in Barcelona.
Facilitator for the Hackathon
Iron Hack, Software Engineer at GeoBlick
Hemper, Content facilitator
Frequently asked questions
- Should identify as Female.
- Must be an Engineering or IT graduate.
- Should have Basic knowledge of Programing.
- Should afford to travel for six months from—————————–
- Willing to work with Code Rush for a year after the completion of course in Spain.
No, a Team is not required for registration. We are going to organize a team forming activity before the hacking starts.
One winner gets a scholarship grant to go to Barcelona Spain for 6 months with all travel and accommodation costs covered.
Yes, you need to apply. Only the applicants who are accepted will be eligible to participate in The Algorithm is Female. Please find the link to apply.———————–
Bring your laptops, mobile phones, wearable computing devices and whatever technology inspires you. Make sure that you will feel comfortable during intense hacking and if you are going to sleep at the venue, please bring a blanket or a sleeping bag. Above all, bring your energy and your brain!
The final deadline for the application is 17th September. We have a limited amount of space, so hurry up! Apply soon.
Yes, As long as you will be graduating in 2019 and ready to travel in November. You are encouraged to apply
We will assist in visa documents however we can’t guarantee the visa of the winner. Please check the visa-related FAQ for further details.