Applications are now being accepted for the forthcoming EPIC Tournament on Andela, a worldwide marketplace for remote technical expertise. Elite developers will collaborate in teams during the competition, which is sponsored by HackerEarth and Payoneer, to create solutions that will benefit the expanding global remote workforce.
Participants may be from anywhere in the world, but they must select a nation to represent from one of the four geographic areas: North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, or Asia-Pacific. Coders will be hacking and creating solutions that will aid in resolving issues related to the future of work, in accordance with Andela’s focus on assisting businesses in establishing remote engineering teams. Teams or individuals will first take part in the EPIC Coding Challenge, which consists of two rounds and evaluates participants’ coding skills. Participants in the 3-hour challenge will code their way up the scoreboard.
Starting on November 28, 2022, a shortlist of 16 teams [four from each region] will have exclusive access to the EPIC Remote Worker Hackathon, where they will work on their hack for ten days before presenting it to a panel of judges. The final products of the participants will be evaluated based on their aptitude for problem-solving and product development as well as Andela’s EPIC values. They are advised to be:
- Excellent in all of their stacking
- Enthused about the concept or solution they will provide
- To present the solutions they will be offering with integrity and honesty
- And to work together to defeat the opposing teams in the competition
Teams that have the top three most effective ideas in terms of Creativity, Impact, Feasibility, and Scalability will receive prizes from Andela and partners worth a combined $10,000 in cash and gear.
“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.”
Michael Starkenburg, Chief Product and Technology Officer
According to an Owl Labs report, the mainstream use of remote work has grown exponentially in recent years, with 56% of worldwide organisations allowing it and 16% of global companies being entirely remote. The hackathon will generate ideas for technologies that could support global remote work in the future.
“Talent exists all over the globe. Technology is creating more diverse and inclusive opportunities today than ever before – it doesn’t matter where you were born, where you live, your age, or your gender. At Andela, we created the EPIC tournament as a space for engineers to showcase their skills, represent their country, have fun, and be part of the best team in their region – and the world.”
Carlos Carrascal, Senior Marketing Manager for Talent at Andela
Launched in 2014, Andela helps companies such as GitHub, Goldman Sachs, and Cloudflare build remote engineering teams by providing them with access to the world’s best software engineers. Today, the Andela network represents engineering talent from over 100 countries.
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