Kathmandu University Computer Club (KUCC) is conducting IT Meet for the 7th time, and this time they are doing it at the one and only IT Park, located at Banepa-Panauti Road, Kavre. They are conducting the event with the slogan Discover | Develop | Deploy. Any technological change starts with discovery, the discovery of an idea, an idea which needs to be developed into a visible product and deployed for the world to see and evaluate.
They aim to conduct the events to touch all these aspects of any technological innovation, to promote ICT in a country like Nepal, in which ICT development is not at its peak, but holds great potential to be the driver of overall growth. The theme of the event is “ICT for SDG.” The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
Nepal, as a member state of the United Nations (UN), is fully committed to this global initiative. But the policies, set forth by the government can’t be fully implemented until it is acknowledged by Universities and Industries. The IT Meet 2018 aims to, at least aware of the ICT crowd about SDG.
Events of IT Meet 2018
They are conducting the following activities in IT Meet 2018:
This year, Hackathon is sponsored by Leapfrog Inc and supported by Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA). This is a 40-hour event where the coders, developers, designers, makers, come together to address challenges on a specific theme provided during the game. The issue for the hackathon is “ICT for SDG.”
Yomari Code Camp
Yomari Code Camp is a hackathon-like event where the participants create a useful application using any platform within a short time frame (8 hours).
This is an event where the participants will be meeting and interacting with Python developers. The talk is more focused on Artificial Intelligence and the role of the Python Community.
At IT MEET 2018, we demonstrate how Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP), deployed by Help Nepal Network (HeNN) in rural areas of Nepal, work and how they help decrease digital divide.
In this event, students will be given a platform to showcase their projects in front of visitors. This way the students will get a chance to gain valuable feedback and reaction from the visitors. Both hardware and software projects will be demonstrated in this event.
In this event, students will demonstrate their software products. It will be judged by the panel of experts.
In this event, students will demonstrate their hardware products. It will be judged by the panel of experts.
Coding Tournament and Competition
In this event, participants solve algorithmic and mathematical challenges using the programming language of their choice.
IT Meet 2018 will also include a career fair. Potential employers will be able to interact with potential employees. This will provide students the opportunity to meet employers and perform first interviews.
This event is based on the Capture The Flag (CTF) framework where different teams compete with each other for the Ultimate Hacking Team Title. The participants are expected to break security vulnerabilities.
This year, IT Quiz is focused on the +2 students of Kavrepalanchowk District. As named, the quiz is entirely based on Information and Technology (IT). The event is organized to encourage the young students to enter in the rapidly developing IT field.
In this creative event, teams from various academic backgrounds construct ideas on a given theme and present their view to a panel of judges. The judges will select and award the best pitching under several criteria such as creativity, market feasibility, resources use, etc.
Virtual Reality Meetup
The Virtual Reality (VR) Meetup in IT Meet 2018 is sponsored by Paracosma: Virtual Reality R&D Labs. The presenters will share their experience with the possibilities of developing our country using VR. Furthermore, the participants will be able to experience VR Technologies in the event.
This is a fun event where the participants use Google to search the answers for the queries put in the database previously created.
This competition is based on creativity with a particular theme. The participants use Adobe Photoshop or any other designing software to develop on the given subject.
This is a voting-based competition, where the observers of IT Meet vote for the best photography provided by the participants.
The gaming events for this years’ IT Meet are as follows:
• FIFA 18
• Dota 2
• Counter-Strike (CS) Go
For the first time in history, we are organizing Alumni Meet. The alumni of DoCSE come together once again to refresh the memories and share their experience among themselves and the teachers. For more details on IT Meet 2018, kindly visit: http://itmeet.ku.edu.np