Welcome to Everest Hack 2019

Welcome to Everest Hack 2019,

a hackathon event to bring Hacking Culture in Nepal, a landlocked country in South Asia in between India & China and popular for possessing the Earth’s highest mountain above sea level.

Introduction

In the context of Hacking, once the greatest programmer Richard Stallman, a longtime member of the hacker community at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, has greatly said following about the Hackers.

What they had in common was mainly love of excellence and programming. They wanted to make their programs that they used be as good as they could. They also wanted to make them do neat things. They wanted to be able to do something in a more exciting way than anyone believed possible and show “Look how wonderful this is. I bet you didn’t believe this could be done.”

Hacking Culture by Wikipedia 

As with the evolution of Software Industry, many methodologies have evolved around Software Development and its practices. And, it seems the thread is never ending. One such practice is the development of Software based on Hacking approach.

The conception path of such Software, it seems, has common steps as

  • People bring or get Idea
  • Pitch for it
  • Attract like-minded hackers or Volunteer
  • Hack for the Idea
  • Get something Working

Then, comes in picture the Hackathon, an event to bring computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, developers, project managers and others to collaborate intensively on the making of software products out of brilliant ideas.

One such similar event is happening in Nepal too around 19th to 21st July.

It’s Everest Hack 2019. 

About

Everest Hack is a 48 hours hackathon event where students, designers, entrepreneurs, hackers, and problem solvers come together in small teams to share ideas and develop innovative solutions to the challenges presented and faced by our societies through the medium of technology.

Our team of Everest Hack includes hackers who have participated  in over twenty-five hackathons in different parts of Europe, who truly understand the spark and creativity that hackathons ignite.

Our Vision

Our motivation is to bring international hackathon experience to our country, Nepal.

  • Encourage creativity and teamwork spirit

Everest Hack provides a platform for participants to unleash their creativity and collaboration skills, which are two vital skills for learning and career growth.

  • Create next generation tech leaders

Every industry, from finance to transportation, requires people who know how to work with technology. By equipping participants with technical skills along with workshops on latest open source technologies, software, APIs, and hardwares, more opportunities will open up for them in the future.

  • Promote Gender Diversity

To promote active participation of females, we encourage female participation via targeted events/workshops. Also, we strictly follow our code of conduct to make a welcoming, safe and comfortable environment for everyone.

  • Expand “Hackathon” culture in Nepal

Hackathon culture encourages people to think out of the box. Participants challenge themselves to create something new and take ownership of what they create.

Why Kathmandu?

Undoubtedly, Kathmandu is one of the most active and vivid centers of technological progress in Nepal. Many renowned tech companies, IT students, freelancers, designers, and entrepreneurs reside in the capital. Therefore, we think that Kathmandu would be a great starting point for establishing a quality Hackathon culture in Nepal

What you can do?

Apply, Hack & Win exciting Prizes.

Happy Hacking!

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