Monday, June 24, 2013

LOCUS 2013—Bridging the Gap with Technology

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For information about Locus type Locus and send the SMS to 34001.

Locus-2013, the Tenth National Technological Festival, is scheduled to be held from Asadh 14th to Asadh 16th. Held every year, Locus organizes hardware and software competitions, electrical projects, paper presentations, technical quiz, gaming competitions and other events with participants from engineering colleges all over from Nepal.  Based on a different theme every year, the festival this year has the theme of “Engineering the Rural Development” so chosen to focus on the disparity in the technology in Nepal.

Being held annually by the Locus Committee – a committee of Electrical, Electronics and Computer
Engineering Students—of Pulchowk Campus, Locus was started in the year 2003 with a group of students from electronics and computer engineering department. In the year 2005, electrical department also joined the team of Locus.

Locus organizes events under Competitive and Non- Competitive categories. Under the competitive events this year are the theme based and open hardware and software competition, video and web page designing competitions and informal events like paper presentation, code map, Quiz and gaming competition and more. Under the non-competitive events are exhibition of various electrical projects and a panel discussion on IT Entrepreneurship in Nepal to be held on the third day of the event where students will get to learn about opportunities for IT entrepreneurship in Nepal.

Like each year, this year too, Yomari will be organizing the code camp on the second day of Locus. Programmers are required to develop an application on the theme “Engineering the Rural Development”. The best application will be awarded by Yomari.

Focusing on this year’s theme of “Engineering the Rural Development” Locus wishes to conduct a seminar wherein the major concerns would be
  •    Energy : Save, Sustain, Survive
  •   Bridging the digital divide
  • ICT’s empowering rural Nepal
  •  Technovation for development
  • ICT for corporate competency

Encouraging the clever ideas and designs which will help in taking technology from selected institutes and urban sector to every household of the rural sectors of the nation, the committee wishes to find a solution through students participating in the Locus that can be modeled via hardware implementations, software implementations, paper presentations or talk shows.

Other attractions of the event include Inter College +2/Bachelor Level Technical Quiz Competition, Assembling and Soldering Competition, ROBO Akhada (robot wrestle), Photography Demonstration, Rural Development Photography Competition, Online Technical Quiz, Logo Design Competition, CISCO Networking Seminar, Photovoltaic Power System Design Workshop and a blogging competition.

Sparrow SMS supports and encourages such technological events in Nepal. We hope the event is successful in discovering a technically viable solution to end the disparity in technology in Nepal. Sparrow SMS would be glad to provide its services and support in the endeavour where and whenever required.

For more information about Locus type Locus and send the SMS to 34001.

Also visit the official website and facebook page and follow @Locus2013 or the hash tag #locus2013 on twitter.

The event this year has been sponsored by Verisk IT, Yomari, Immune Security, Karkhana, Kings College


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