By Mark Kawalya
Andela, the global service provider for skilled remote technical work, is taking applications for its EPIC tournament. Working in partnership with HackerEarth, the competition will have elite developers set up in teams and be tasked with prototyping solutions that can impact the global remote workforce.
With participants located anywhere in the world, they will select a country to represent that is in one of the four global regions: the Middle East, Africa, Europe and America. As mandated by Andela’s focus on helping companies develop remote engineering teams, coders will develop new products that offer workarounds to problems associated with the future of work.
Michael Starkenburg, Andelas Chief Product and Technology Officer, says: “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 tournament will consist of two rounds, with teams and individuals being assessed first on their coding capabilities. This challenge, which will last three hours, will enable participants to reach the leaderboard using their coding skills.
After this round, sixteen teams will be shortlisted (four contenders from each region) and will automatically qualify for the EPIC Remote Worker Hackathon slated to run from November 28, 2022. The teams will spend ten days developing their hack as they prepare to present their solution to a panel of judges.
Final hack submissions will be judged using their product-building and problem-solving abilities. Additionally, Andela’s EPIC values will be considered. These are:
- Excellent in their various stacks
- Passionate about their idea/solution which they will present.
- To show integrity and honesty when demonstrating the solutions they will be providing.
- And to collaborate to win against the other teams in the competition.
The teams that develop the top three strongest solutions when measured against metrics like scalability, creativity and impact will walk away with $10,000 in prizes and cash.