About the Program

We are currently accepting applications for 2022 Summer Program.

Q. Could you tell me more?
Yes. We are a group of people who wanted to provide you resources to build a skillset (and possibly a career) in cybersecurity. Our vision is a program where mentors listen to you about your interests, ask you about your goals then design a path from where you are to where you want to get in cybersecurity. And if you are new to the whole field, we will take you through an introductory curriculum here.

Q. Is it गाँजाबार? (…nervous laughter…)
It’s गजबार. In some traditional Nepali houses, a horizontal wooden bar secures the door from the inside. One of its names is gajabaar.

Q. Do I need prior exposure to cybersecurity?
No. You may find prior programming experience helpful. However, you will certainly need a computer and a stable internet connection. If you don’t have one, we might still be able to work out a temporary solution for you.

Q. When will the program run?
June, July, August, 2022. This schedule is flexible to work around your more urgent commitments (like exams) with prior notice.

Q. Do I need to pay to be in the program?
No. In the past, we have also covered costs on behalf of the participants, including subscriptions to Pentesterlab, TryHackMe, and National Cyber League.

Q. How much time will I commit?
We anticipate 10-20 hrs per week. Workload will be adjusted as per feedback from the participant group.

Q. Is it remote or on-site?
It’s remote until the pandemic is under control. You might be meeting with some mentors in person for tea/coffee depending on their summer location.

Q. Is there a catch?
No.

Q. Where do I apply?
Application guidelines are available on How to Apply page.

We strongly ENCOURAGE that you attend one of the info sessions listed on the same page.

Q. When is the application deadline?
May 15, 2022

Q. What happens when I submit my application?
We will get in touch to confirm receipt of your application and schedule an interview. Please check your spam in the days following your application submission. Our first reply to you often lands there.

Candidates who submit their applications earlier will be interviewed earlier.

Q. In the meantime, how can I get in touch?
We are most responsive on our discord channel (invite code: aY6PEUA). It might take a day or two to get approved.

You can also reach us via email on [email protected]. We usually respond within a few days. The response sometimes lands on spam folder.