Nepal’s Largest Student-run Hackathon QuantumHack Ready To Roll

NxtGen, the team behind events like TED Circle and Entrepreneurship Talk Series, is organizing QuantumHack, a two-day international digital hackathon, and a multi-event program, on August 28 and 29. With tons of cool events like Art Competition, Online Scavenger Hunts, Ludo and Chess competitions, and of course, the foremost hackathon itself, this event touts itself as Nepal’s largest student-run hackathon of the year.

QuantumHack: Collaborate, Ideate, Implement:

The event aims to put together around 240 participants from all across the globe for a 24-hour long brainstorm-and-code session. Participants can put their heads together and create ideas and technologies that tackle any one or more of the event’s themes.

Themes for QuantumHack 2020:

  • Disaster Management and Preparedness
  • FinTech (Finance services technology)
  • Education
  • Health Services
  • Entertainment using immersive (AR, VR) technologies
  • Open

Being the first entirely virtual hackathon event in Nepal, QuantumHack and its organizers at NxtGen aim to provide a way for students and budding tech enthusiasts to use technology to build something that tackles problems at a societal level. All six themes of the program circle around the recent COVID crisis, and creative ways to fill the holes dug up by it.

The event is backed by many parties like HULT, OKAY journey, hackCBS, echoAR, BugSee, PIN(Physics Initiatives in Nepal), EventsNP, Locus, NREN, Wolfram, Devfolio, .XYZ, Girls in Tech, GENESE cloud solutions, and Nepal Cloud Professionals.

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Game competitions, Art showcases and more:

Like any good hackathon event, there’s something for everyone participating in QuantumHack. If you feel too intimidated for the main Hackathon, competitions in different activities like Chess, Ludo, and PUBG will keep you entertained. An Open Art Competition with cool themes and cooler prizes awaits the artistic Picasso lurking in the corner. There are many more to come, as well.

Prizes:

Any good competition isn’t complete without some mouth-watering prizes. Here’s the list of some of the prizes winners and participators can hope to snatch in QuantumHack 2020:

  • Prizes worth up to $4k
  • Event winners can bag software solutions worth up to an extra $800, and cash prizes as well

Participants of the hackathon are eligible for:

  • 25 $ worth of sponsor prize from Wolfram (Wolfram platform free for 1 week)
  • a free .xyz domain name
  • Balsamiq cloud service extended trial
  • free T-shirts, stickers, etc (always the best part!)

How to sign up:

Interested individuals or parties can register for QuantumHack on their official website.

The signup portal is powered up by Devfolio, and so you’ll need a Devfolio account. The signup process is pretty straightforward, although you need to have a digital copy of your CV at hand. For more information, visit their official website at quantumhack.tech or voice your queries at Quantumhack’s official Facebook page or NxtGen IOE’s official Facebook page.

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Rojan Rajbhandari
I'm a tech writer, blogger and overall easygoing person based off Kathmandu. When I'm not blogging, you can catch me chilling out to music or hitting helpless punching bags till my hands feel sore.

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