GDG Devfest MienTrung 2021 jumps to the International scale

DevFest is considered as a global event which is held by Google Developer Group of more than 1100 chapters of various parts of the world. 6th year comes with the message: “Lead the race from the very first step”, GDG Devfest MienTrung promisingly proves to be successful with glorious achievement.

The competition this year arises the hot-debated topic: “Technological solutions related to Fintech or Blockchain”.

If the idea is about Fintech, it can apply any technology.
If the idea is not related to Fintech, the required technology must be Blockchain.

GDG Devfest MienTrung 2021 is estimated to attract more than 50 teams that come in the accelerator phase in 07 productive weeks cooperating with the professional and experienced Organizing Committee including more than 50 well-rounded mentors and speakers to complete the journey of this project. 10 teams will be selectively elected to exceed in the Final Round Pitch in front of the board of Judges and community. Besides supportive cash, the winning teams are directly granted training, coaching, commercializing and investment opportunities from Partners and Sponsors from the Events.

1. Ranges of participants:

  • Developers
  • IT, UI/ UX designers from IT-based companies and organizations
  • IT Students from universities and colleges all around Vietnam
  • Those who are interested in technology crave for challenges with experience to look for solutions in a very relatively short time

Especially, with Fintech and Blockchain, anyone with various solutions is willingly welcomed to have a trial in this event.

2. Participants’ benefits:

  • A chance to meet up with the global race in Fintech/ Blockchain including 50+ teams and 25+ senior experts who are speakers and mentors for the competition
  • Prizes and gift sets from the Organizing teams and sponsors
  • Uniform T-shirts from the event
  • Mentor in charge of coaching and training to complete the project and Buddy supporting each time during the competition 
  • Free courses for extensive experience and information from Partners
  • Access to work in outstanding IT companies with reliable brand names
  • Support with a network of investment and opportunities unleash innovative ideas

3. Registration: Following with teams/ groups or individual

  • Register with teams/ groups (from 3-5): If there are not enough members for a team, the leader will jot down the requirements to recruit members for the Organizing team to match.
  • Register with individuals: Each will be invited to join Group GDG MienTrung to look for appropriate members.

In addition to the Organizing team, the candidate can actively look for those who are eligible for the competition (from colleagues, siblings, friends, relatives, etc.).

Link to register:

4. Timeline:

  • 10th September- 14th October: Confirmation application for the first registration on 14th October, for the second registration on 20th October. Expected solutions from teams will be assessed successively with mentor support to finalize the ideas for the competition.
  • 23th October- 31st October: Hackathon Week. After the Ceremony, the teams will be officially supported to finalise the idea initiating and work towards comprehensive solutions. The list of groups and projects is officially updated for the final Competition on 24th October.
  • 31st October: Demo Day: 10 excellent teams will be selected to present in front of the Board of Judges and give constructive feedback, winning opportunities at the event.

Link to register:

5. Prize allocation

The total of prizes is 150 million VND for cash and gifts together with investment opportunities with more than 3 billion VND.

In-cash prizes:

  • First prize: 15 million VND and investment opportunities with $150,000 from TAG Ventures
  • Second Prize: 10 million VND
  • Third Prize: 5 million VND
  • Community’s choice award: 3 million VND
  • Gifts from consulting sources, network, investment from event sponsors

In-kind prizes:

  • Vouchers with 5 million VND at Danang Risemount Premier Resort from Vico Land 
  • Gift set from VNG Corporation
  • Full scholarship of Java full stack with $1,800/ each from FPT Software
  • Network for investment from ADB Ventures by NIC and working opportunities with 3-6 months at coworking partners of NIC
  • Advertisement on the LED screen of Goldsun in a week if a project is feasible in a company

During 6-year of establishment and work, GDD Devfest MienTrung is described as one of the most promising and expected events attracting attention from the community of IT and developers. It is a dynamic and enthusiastic environment for those who love technology, spread the passion for tech and lead the next generation. Through the competition, a myriad of developers and IT university students are granted the opportunities to explore the new adventures of technology in the innovative world. Moreover, the competition plays the solid foundation for the workforce in cutting-edge technology in the range of Danang- the Central in particular and in Vietnam in general.

GDG Devfest MienTrung 2021 is cooperatively organized by Da Nang Business Incubator (DNES), GDG MienTrung, Da Nang Department of Science and Technology and Vicoland Group with the companionship from Vietnam National Innovation Center (NIC), and support from Diamond sponsor Vicoland Group, Gold sponsor TAG Venture, Silver sponsor VNG Corporation, KMS Technology,  Crowdfunding sponsor Wakumo Vietnam, Paradox Viet Nam, Enlab Software. With other partners and media units: Coder School, Nordic Coder, Grokking, Holistics....

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