In partnership with HackerEarth, Andela launches an EPIC hackathon to improve remote work.
The global marketplace for remote tech talent has officially opened applications. The upcoming EPIC tournament aims to gather developers worldwide to prototype solutions to impact the growing global remote workforce.
Applicants can be anywhere in the world. However, the focus will be on applications from America, Europe, Middle East Africa, or Asia-Pacific. The idea is to help different companies build remote engineering teams. So, programmers and coders will hack and design prototypes to implement strategies around the future of work.
The hackathon to implement remote work will consist of two rounds. Teams and individual participants with attend the EPIC Coding Challenge to asset their coding abilities during the three-hour challenge.
After that, the shortlist of 16 teams – four from each region – will access the exclusive EPIC Remote Worker Hackathon. The event will happen on November 28, 2022. Moreover, it will last ten days to allow developing innovative projects.
The committee will judge participants based on their problem-solving and product-building skills. The idea is to give space to different ideas and passions, encouraging integrity and honesty. The three top solutions in creativity, impact, feasibility, and scalability will win $10,000 in cash to develop the idea further.
Andela’s chief product and technology officer Michael Starkenburg said: “Through the EPIC tournament, we are creating an experience that will help developers across the world to test their skills and collaborate with others while potentially developing meaningful solutions to positively impact the growing number of remote workers around the world. Hackathons encourage participants to tap into their creativity, and we look forward to the creative solutions technologists will come up with.”
The hackathon to implement remote work is another example of how this trend will grow in the future.