ANNOUNCEMENT: Andela will solve the problems of the future of work with EPIC Remote Hackathon

Applications open for elite technologists to participate in global challenge with $10,000 prize.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Andela will solve the problems of the future of work with EPIC Remote Hackathon

Applications open for elite technologists to participate in global challenge with $10,000 prize

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Andela, the global marketplace for remote technical talent, has opened the application for its next EPIC Tournament. In partnership with HackerEarth and Payoneer, the tournament will see elite developers working in teams to prototype solutions that will positively impact the growing global remote workforce.

Entrants can be located anywhere in the world, but must choose a country to represent within four different regions: Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, or Asia-Pacific. In line with Andela's focus on helping companies build remote engineering teams, coders will hack and design products that help solve the problems of the future of work. With two rounds, teams or individuals will first participate in the EPIC Coding Challenge, where their coding skills will be tested. The three-hour challenge will have participants scrambling their way up the leaderboard.

A shortlist of 16 teams [four from each region] will gain exclusive access to the EPIC Remote Worker Hackathon beginning November 28, 2022, where they will spend ten days working on their hack before presenting their solution to a panel of judges. The final work of the participants will be evaluated based on their abilities to solve problems and create products, as well as Andela's EPIC values. They are encouraged to be:

The teams with the three strongest solutions in terms of Creativity, Impact, Feasibility and Scalability will receive prizes worth $10,000 in cash and gifts from Andela and its partners.

Speaking about the hackathon, Michael Starkenburg, Director of Product and Technology, commented: "Through the EPIC tournament, we are creating an experience that will help developers from around the world test their skills and collaborate with others while potentially developing meaningful solutions for positively impact the growing number of remote workers around the world. Hackathons encourage participants to harness their creativity, and we look forward to the creative solutions that technologists will come up with."

In recent years, the widespread adoption of remote work has seen exponential growth, with 56% of global companies allowing remote work, while 16% of global companies are fully remote, according to a study by Owl Labs. The hackathon will inspire solutions that can drive the future of remote work globally.

Speaking of the tournament, Carlos Carrascal, Senior Marketing Manager for Talent at Andela, says: "Talent exists all over the world. Technology is creating more diverse and inclusive opportunities today than ever before, no 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 show their skills, represent their country, have fun and be part of the best team in their region and in the world."

Launched in 2014, Andela helps companies like GitHub, Goldman Sachs, and Cloudflare build remote engineering teams by giving them access to the world's best software engineers. Today, the Andela network represents engineering talent from more than 100 countries.

Applications will close on November 26, 2022, and shortlisted teams will be judged at the livestreamed final and award ceremony on December 13, 2022. For more details and to register for the EPIC tournament, visit here .

For additional information about Andela or interview requests, please contact Maria Adediran of Wimbart | at andela@wimbart.com

About Andela

Andela is a global network of talent that connects companies with vetted remote engineers in emerging markets. Hundreds of leading companies like GitHub, Cloudflare, and ViacomCBS leverage Andela to scale their engineering teams quickly and cost-effectively. A distributed organization spanning six continents, Andela is backed by investors including Generation Investment Management, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Spark Capital and Google Ventures.

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