Celebrating Italy’s Top
Computer Science Students

Copenhagen, September 21-23

The event is completely free: all expenses
(including travel and accommodation)
are covered by Bending Spoons.
  • What Is First Ascent

  • First Ascent is an exclusive, all-expenses-paid 3­-day retreat celebrating the very best Italian students in computer science and software engineering.

  • Meet other incredibly talented young people like you, take on challenges that will put your problem solving skills to the test, listen to inspiring stories of success in the tech field.

  • The awe-inspiring Bella Sky Hotel in Copenhagen will host the event. Bending Spoons, a Danish-Italian startup, organizes it with the purpose of attracting students to the fascinating world of mobile software development.

Event Schedule

Day 1
  • Event presentation and introductions
  • Problem-solving games
Day 2
  • Team programming challenges
  • Fun activities around town
Day 3
  • Inspirational talks
  • Copenhagen sightseeing


You’re an Italian student or are attending an Italian university, pursuing a degree (or having recently graduated) in either Computer Science or Software Engineering. Alternatively, you have a keen and proven interest in programming. You are among the best students in your class. Apply now and join us in celebrating your talent and your determination. The event will be held in English, but don’t worry if you’re not fluent: a basic level will be enough.

Getting in will be hard: only the 20 best applicants will be admitted to the event. We value an excellent academic track record very positively, but you'll also score big points if you pursued cool, tech-related and/or entrepreneurial side projects. Moreover, to make our selection as objective as possible, we’ll ask you to go through a series of practical tests.