BernHack 2020 was organized by the students of Kathmandu BernHardt College on January 24, 2020. It is the first MLH member hackathon in Nepal. BernHack 2020 is the first edition of BernHack at Kathmandu BernHardt College. The event was successful in meeting its purpose and goals.
Students from entire Nepal participated in the event. There were more than 60+ teams registered out of which 34 teams were selected for competing for the prizes.
Joe Nash from UK who is the APAC consultant for MLH also attended as a representative from MLH along with MLH coaches from India ; Yashovardhan Agrawal, Harshil Agrawal, Sashrika Kaur.
The teams stayed in Kathmandu BernHardt College for the hackathon from Friday morning to Saturday evening. After all the teams finalized their projects, judging was done by science/expo method where judges visited each table where the teams showed their demos. After the expo, 6 teams were selected as Top 6 finalists. The top 6 teams then presented the ideas in front of the crowd. At the end, the winners were selected by the judges. The members of the Jury were: Muni Bahadur Sakya, Prof.Dr. Subarna Shakya, Jiten Shrestha, Prakash Neupane, Santosh Pandey and Alok Pandey.
Best Beginner- Neophyte
Best use of Azure - Ascol Guys
Winner - Ascol Guys
Runner up - Yarsa
2nd Runner Up - Team Phoenix
Best Prototype - Hack Hunters
Most Innovative - Team [email protected]
Most Creative - Team MBM
Best Collaboration - Lumineers
Most Commits - Rashika Karki
AdMana Category Prize - Team EZ
During the event, experts mentored the teams to develop their ideas. Manish Bhattarai, lead organizer stated that, " After all the insights and feedback we can now say" BernHack may not be the biggest hackathon in Nepal but it is surely the best". He further added " We are so proud that we were able to bring the first ever MLH member hackathon in Nepal". Likewise, Joe Nash, the MLH representative said "These guys have organized this hackathon as same as hackathons in North America".
All the participants were happy and satisfied with the event. They hoped to be part of the second edition in the coming year.