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Tech Mela 2016 concludes successfully

Tech Mela 2016 concludes successfully
KATHMANDU, June 2: The two-day Tech Mela 2016, on May 28 and 29, was held successfully at the Staff Administrative College in Jawalakhel. More than 1,500 people, majority of them being students from different colleges, attended the event.

The tech fest kicked off with a panel discussion among Muni Shakya, the first assembly language developer and personal computer developer of Nepal; Lekhnath Sharma, Director at Open and Distance Education Center, Tribhuvan University; Amrit Man Tuladhar, CEO of Muncha.com; Dikshya Rana, Non-profit Organization Management professional; and Dilli Sharma, program coordinator/HoD at Prime College and Vice President at C-CON.
Different activities held at the same time during the festival kept visitors engrossed. There was ICT in Education, Community Chautari, Creativity Workshop, Idea Pitching Competition, Innovative Solution Showcase, MSP Orientation, Gaming Zone, and Hourly Quiz.

The gaming zone was especially popular with the visitors who lined up to take turns to play games in Kinect using Xbox. The hourly quiz was an interesting addition as it gave visitors the opportunity to win free gifts by answering an IT related question correctly.

Innovative Solution Showcase was a platform where six different Nepali apps—FixIT, Home Remote, Map Speaks, Learnables, Krishi¬¬_Ghar, and Fiyodo—developed by young Nepalis were showcased.

Different presentations on topics like digital photography, Arduino, computer animation, how e-waste is harmful to your health, dark net, and dependency injection were given at the 'Community Chautari.'

Allen Bailochan Tuladhar, CEO of Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal, stated, "In today's time, a computer teacher or computer lab technician is not enough to teach students. Students need more so we have to make sure that all the schools and institutes are brought up to speed."