KU Hackfest 2023 is an international-level hackathon organized to nurture boundless creativity, foster relentless innovation, and empower talented minds to tackle real-world challenges. Presented by the Kathmandu University Computer Club, this marks the third exciting edition of "KU HackFest." Rooted in a commitment to nurturing problem-solving, fostering collaboration, and sparking creativity, "KU Hackfest 2023" stands as a powerful catalyst propelling our nation into the forefront of pioneering innovation and transformative technologies. Therefore, we wholeheartedly invite you to embark on this exhilarating journey of exploration and creation alongside us.

Event Date: September 29th - October 1st Event
Venue: Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel

Registration Deadline: 20th September

We warmly welcome your participation at KU Hackfest 2023, where your contribution will help foster a culture of innovation.


What to Build
Your project should align with the competition's theme and goals. It should be innovative, creative, and address a real-world challenge or problem.


You can choose a project idea from any one of our five categories : 

  • Education
  • E-Governance
  • Sustainable Development/Infrastructure
  • Health and Informatics
  • Tourism


While choosing these categories, here are some careful considerations you need to be careful for :

  • Problem Statement: Clearly define the problem or challenge your project aims to solve or address. Explain its significance and relevance.

  • Solution: Develop a solution that is feasible and realistic.

  • Functionality: Build the functional components required for your project to showcase its key features.

  • Usability: Ensure that your project is user-friendly and accessible.

  • Innovation: Incorporate unique elements or approaches that make your project stand out.


What to Submit

  • Demo Video
  • Craft a concise demo video lasting about 2 minutes.

  • Showcase your project's key features and its intended purpose.

  • GitHub Repository
  • Create a public GitHub repository for your project.

  • Include a README.md file with clear setup instructions and an overview of your project.


By following these guidelines, you'll ensure that your submission effectively demonstrates your project's value and provides the necessary details for evaluation.

Hackathon Sponsors


$930 in prizes

Winner of KU HackFest 2023

1st Runner Up

2nd Runner Up

NewBie Project

Winner of NewBie project are students of high school or first year student of college.

Best Domain Name from GoDaddy Registry

Hack from Home kit

GoDaddy Registry is giving you everything you need to be the best hacker no matter where you are. Register your domain name with GoDaddy Registry for a chance to win a Hack from Home Kit! Each Kit contains wireless earbuds, blue light glasses, selfie ring light and a pouch for easy transport.

Best Use of Streamlit

Arduino Tiny Machine Learning Kit

Want to take your Python skills to the next level? Streamlit is an open-source Python library that makes it easy to share and build custom web apps for machine learning, data science, and more. Instead of writing Python scripts without a UI, you can create a beautiful web app, complete with widgets and data visualizations, and deploy it for free to the Streamlit Community Cloud.

Most Creative Use of Redis Cloud

Libre Mini Computer with Redis Stack Server Pre-Installed

Redis Cloud is the easiest way to build and scale real-time applications - Period! It includes Redis Stack, adding indexing, querying, full-text search, JSON, time-series, and probabilistic data structures to the already-rich set of features of Redis.

Best Use of Auth0

Exclusive Auth0 Swag made for MLH

Auth0 wants your applications to be secure! Why spend hours building features like social sign-in, Multi-Factor Authentication, and passwordless log-in when you can enable them through Auth0 straight out of the box? Auth0 is free to try, doesn’t require a credit card, and allows for up to 7,000 free active users and unlimited log-ins. Make your new account today and use any of the Auth0 APIs for a chance to win some exclusive swag, including an Auth0 branded Rocketbook and Rubik's Cube!

Best Use of Soroban

Anker 337 Power Bank

Soroban is an open-source Rust-based developer-friendly smart contracts platform built for scalability. It is interoperable with the layer-1 Stellar blockchain and benefits from the network’s existing global reach and access. With Soroban, developers have the freedom to create applications as borderless as the internet.


Start your Web3 development journey in a matter of minutes!

Hedera gives you native network services (with APIs), EVM equivalence, and tooling that facilitate the development of web 3 components and applications. Whether you're building the next big thing in web3 or integrating with existing web2 use cases, with Hedera you can create solutions for Decentralized Finance, NFTs, sustainability, gaming, metaverse, identity, and much more.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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Judging Criteria

  • Initial Round
    1. Originality Of Idea 2. UI/UX 3. Code Quality/ Tech Implementation 4. Business Value/ Market Readiness 5. Project Description And Demo Video 6. Relevance To Track
  • Pitching Round
    1. Pitching and Presentation 2. Q&A Response 3. Overall Project Value

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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