“IT MEET 2016” is an ICT event organized by Kathmandu University Computer Club (KUCC) and Department of Computer Science and Engineering to encourage interaction between students from various institutions of Nepal and youths from various walks of life. The event is a platform that gives momentum to the ICT Campaign. KUCC envision is to empower youths to promote their technical talent that will ultimately produce a technically reinforced society.
KUCC has been organizing the IT MEET every year, commencing from 2006 and this year it is going to be organized at IT Park, Panauti on April 29 and 30. It is an event where students of KU tirelessly probe the enhancement of IT throughout the nation and assist the overall development.
Organizers anticipated together about 20,000 people in this event. Among them, most of which will be students and the general public from colleges in and around Kathmandu Valley, Youth working in social sectors, Media personnel, ICT enthusiasts, Entrepreneurs, the local audience from Kavreplanchowk and others. The event, however, is open for people from any field.
Several programs will be held that embodies the principle of the prosperity of IT through collaborative effort and entrepreneurship involvement. The key programs that will be conducted during the event are:
- Hardware Competition
This is the event where Programmers dedicate a night to develop something small yet impressive within 24 hours. They will be provided a theme and they have to present (pitch) their project proposal based on the idea and finish the project within a night.
- Code Competition
In this competition, a programming problem will be given to the participant and they have to solve the problem in a limited time using any programming language of their choice.
- Design Challenge
“Designing Challenge” is a full-fledged web designing competition to judge the creativity of competing participants under a given theme. It is an opportunity for the contestants to prove their designing capabilities the best among the rest.
- Project Demonstration
IT Meet 2016 will be a platform for all the students, academics, individuals or organization to display their ICT projects or showcase how they make use of technology and how the technology has helped them in their projects.
- Developers Meet
IT experts gather lots of experience while working on ICT-based businesses. Not only is this IT Meet for students, but this event is specially targeted for professionals working in various programming environments (PHP, Android, Python to be specific).
- Arduino Training
Arduino is easy yet powerful microcontroller that has gained considerable attraction in the hobby as well as the professional market. Intensive training will be given to interested students on how to use it properly.
- LTSP E-library Demonstration
E-library or electronic library is an ambitious and innovative project launched by Help Nepal Network to offer computer facilities for the benefit of students and community in rural areas.
- Gaming Competition
“Unite all Gamers” as true gamers would say, IT Meet 2016 will be a hub to bring together all gamers for an open competition, promoting the cyber gaming culture. Cash prizes will be provided to the winners. Gaming competition includes FIFA Tournament, Dota 2 Competition, and Counter Strike 1.6 Competition.
Other programs in the event include IT Quiz Competition, Theme Based Seminars, Treasure Hunt, FOSS Communities, Googling Competition, and Talk Program. For more info, you can visit IT Meet Official website as well as facebook page.