Introducing the EPIC Challenge 2024

Vanessa Greene
April 29, 2024
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🏆 Introducing The EPIC Challenge 2024🏆

This two-part coding challenge is in honor of Andela's 10-year anniversary, and all Andela communities, including Codewars, the Andela Learning Community, and Andela-certified technologists, are invited to participate.

Part one - for Codewarriors only:

We're asking all eligible Codewarriors to author their own celebration-themed Kata this month as part of the EPIC Challenge 2024.

All celebration-themed Kata authored and approved between April 29 and May 17 (think birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, retirements, getting a new job, weddings, and more) will stand a chance to win a cash prize!

On May 22, we will announce our two winning Kata:

  • First place will go to the most challenging 7 or 8 kyu Kata - and win a whopping $100.
  • Andela engineering staff will select second place, based on creativity and entertainment value. Second place will take home $50.

How to create a Kata for the EPIC Challenge 2024:

  • You must have 300 honor points or more to author Kata.
  • You account must have no restrictions in place to be able to author Kata.
  • You must submit a valid 7 or 8 kyu Kata.
  • Your Kata must support one of the following languages; Java, Javascript, Python, or SQL. Supported language versions can be found in our documentation, here.
  • Your Kata must be approved (not in beta) to be eligible.

All Kata should must follow our guidelines for creating Kata, our content guidelines, and our Code of Conduct.

Part two - for ALC and Andela certified talent only:

Andelans will be challenged to submit a successful solution to our winning Kata.

To participate, Andela-certified technologists must join the 'Andelaversary2024' Clan. This clan will stay open beyond the challenge, so you can always go back to see how you're doing compared to your fellow Andelans.

Read the full guidelines and terms and conditions here.

Good luck!


  • How can I get help with my authored kata? Please reach our to our menders and moderators on #reviewing on the Codewars Discord server.
  • How will the prize money be distributed? Andela will award the prize money via Hoppier gift cards. Restrictions apply.
  • Can I participate in both parts of the challenge? ALC members, and Andela certified talent with an existing Codewars account may participate in both parts of the challenge by submitting a celebration-themed Kata, and solving the alternative wining Kata.
  • Will solving both Kata give me an additional entry into the challenge?  While solving both Kata is an EPIC accomplishment, and you should be proud, you will only be entered into the random draw once. We hope that having two Kata available will give more Andelans a chance to participate.
  • How do I register for Codewars? Codewars is free to join, to create an account please head to and register.

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