Code For Nepal, the organization behind NepalMap.org, is all set to organize Digital Nepal Conference in Janakpur on March 8 and 9. The conference is the first of its kind being organized in Janakpur and brings together both national and international speakers to discuss how young people can use digital tools for turning their dreams into reality.
According to the founder of Code For Nepal, Mr. Ravi Kumar Nepal, the conference aims to play an instrumental role in empowering youth through technology. The attendees will get to learn about how to use social media responsibly, launch a successful business, citizen journalism, data visualization, multimedia storytelling, and virtual reality – most of the things that revolve around using open source tools and social media to boost their skills, connections and opportunities. Participants will also get to network with each other, mentors, speakers, and entrepreneurs. The conference will also support a local digital literacy center and provide a grant of Rs. 4.5 lakhs over the next year in order to promote scholarship programs for women to learn coding.
Some of the speakers at the conference include Biswas Dhakal, President of F1Soft International, Yogina Shakya from CloudFactory, Dietrich Ayala from Mozilla and Anusha Yadav from Accountability Lab. The first president of Nepal, Honorable Dr. Ram Baran Yadav is the chief guest of the conference.
The conference is co-organized by Women Development Advocacy Center and is supported by Mozilla, and Eejot. Madhesi Youth, Association of Youth Organization in Nepal, Open Knowledge Nepal, and Janakpur Youth Network are other partners for the conference.
For more details and in order to apply, please visit http://www.digitalnepal.org.