First Ascent is an exclusive, all-expenses-paid, 3-day retreat celebrating the very best Italian students with a degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering, or a strong interest in software development.
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 wonderful Copenhagen, home to many successful tech companies, will be the backdrop for this unforgettable event. Bending Spoons, a Danish-Italian startup, organizes it with the purpose of attracting students to the fascinating world of mobile software development.
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're 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.
Applications will be open from May 15 to July 2.
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.
Apply with a CV that speaks for itself, and let your cover letter explain why we can't miss having you. The shortlisted candidates will receive an email with the instructions to access the next steps. We created a set of problems and a coding challenge to let you prove your worth. Together with a final interview, they'll determine the 20 attendees.
The final roster will be communicated by Aug 31.
I'm mindblown. First Ascent was so great. Overall I slept around 15 hours during the whole event, but it was worth it. I had a great time!
It was a new experience (and a refreshing one!) with a group of smart and hardworking people.
Had a great time, met great people, the event was so beautifully organized, there are not enough words to express how satisfied I am.