Data Crunch 2024

Step into the world of Data Crunch 2024, an exhilarating hackathon proudly brought to you by Code For Nepal. Immerse yourself in this dynamic event, where creativity meets innovation. Join us in crafting a cutting-edge Prototype/MVP for a transformative data project centered around the rich and diverse data landscape of Nepal. Unleash your potential, connect with like-minded enthusiasts, and pave the way for data-driven solutions that can make a real impact. The future of data awaits, and it starts with you at Data Crunch 2024!

About the hackathon

Assemble a dynamic team of 3-6 members to pioneer the transformation of Nepal's future through data exploration in diverse domains such as environment, healthcare, transportation, and more. Immerse yourselves in the wealth of non-proprietary data, crafting open-sourced and meticulously documented projects that range from dynamic prototypes to actionable solutions, all housed in Code For Nepal's repository.

During the hackathon, the emphasis is not on execution but on the creation of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Present a compelling argument showcasing your understanding of the problem, innovative approach, proposed solution, and potential impact. Following the event, you stand a chance to be awarded cash incentives, providing you with the means to advance and refine your ideas beyond the hackathon. This is an opportunity to not only ideate but to embark on a journey of continued development and real-world impact. Your vision for a data-driven Nepal begins here.


Team Composition

Gather your brainiest innovators; teams should comprise 3-6 members. If you do not have a team, you can apply individually, and a team will be assigned to you.

Data Usage

Dive into the vast ocean of non-proprietary data to fuel your creations. The data that you use should be accessible to anyone else who wants to replicate your project. You can scrape data, but make sure the source you scrape from allows it. Finally, the data should be relevant with Nepal.

Eligibility of Projects

We're looking for fresh ideas, or twist in previous ideas! Previously developed projects are not permitted. The project can be a dashboard, a report, a Machine Learning model, a simple statistical model with huge impact, data catalog, data portal, or anything else preapproved from Code For Nepal team.


  1. First Place: NRs. 50,000
  2. Second Place: NRs. 30,000
  3. Third Place: NRs. 20,000

Timeline Details

Application Open: January 12, 2024
Deadline to Apply: February 5th, 2024
Finalization of Team and Project: February 10th, 2024
Teams working async/sync (up to you): February 10th - Mar 15th, 2024
Hackathon presentation date: Mar 15th, 2024

Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply:

  1. At least 50% of your team members should be in Kathmandu for the presentation (Mar 15th, 2024).
  2. At least one of the team members should have the technical know how to deliver the project.


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Q: What is the focus of the hackathon, and in which domains can teams work?

A: The hackathon encourages teams to explore diverse domains such as environment, healthcare, transportation, and more. Participants are challenged to craft open-sourced and well-documented projects using non-proprietary data, with an emphasis on creating Minimum Viable Products (MVPs).

Q: How should teams be composed for the hackathon?

A: Teams should consist of 3-6 members. If you don't have a team, you can apply individually, and Code For Nepal will assign a team to you.

Q: What are the eligibility criteria for projects? Can previously developed projects be submitted?

A: Projects should be innovative and fresh. Previously developed projects are not permitted. The project can take various forms, including dashboards, reports, Machine Learning models, statistical models, data catalogs, or anything else preapproved by the Code For Nepal team.

Q: What are the expectations for project outputs?

A: Teams are expected to present semi-complete data-driven projects with significant impact on the Nepal data ecosystem. Creativity and innovation in project proposals are key, and teams will be judged based on their ability to effectively communicate their ideas.

Q: What is the timeline for Data Crunch 2024, and when can teams apply?

A: The application period is open from January 12, 2024, to February 5th, 2024. The timeline includes team and project finalization on February 10th, asynchronous/synchronous work from February 10th to March 15th, and the hackathon presentation on March 15th, 2024.

Q: Are there specific criteria for applicants, and do team members need to be physically present?

A: Applicants must meet specific criteria, including having at least 50% of team members in Kathmandu for the presentation on March 15th, 2024. Additionally, at least one team member should possess the technical expertise required to deliver the project.

Q: Where do I ask additional questions regarding the hackathon, application process, expectations, etc.?

A: Use Code For Nepal Slack, and find the channel #data-crunch-hackathon-2024

Q: Do I need to be a previous or current Code For Nepal Fellow to participate?

A: No, the hackathon is open to everyone.

Q: Will you help us find data for the hackathon?

A: No

Q: How will we be judged?

A: On presentation and documentation (20%), impact (20%), work completed (40%), and confidence in you being able to complete the work post hackathon (20%)