First Ascent is an exclusive, four-day, all-expenses-paid retreat for twenty of Europe’s finest Computer Science & Engineering students. Get to know some other insanely talented young people, test your technical skills with a series of complex challenges, and have a whole lot of fun, start to finish.
Getting in will be tough: only the top twenty applicants make the cut. We value an excellent academic track record, but you also score big by pursuing cool, tech-related and/or entrepreneurial side projects.
Here’s what it takes to become an Ascender:
You’re one of the very best university students or recent graduates in Computer Science or Software Engineering. Alternatively, you can prove an outstanding track record in programming outside of academia.
You love challenges and you’re eager to meet equally passionate, motivated people.
You’re European/you attend a European university and are eligible to travel to Italy.
You speak English fluently.
WHAT’S THE SELECTION PROCESS?
A thorough selection process ensures the exceptional level of all First Ascent participants. From pure logic to complex programming, we’ve designed each step to shine a light on your talent.
The whole process takes place online. We’ll announce the successful applicants by June 30, 2020.