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Software Freedom Day 2015


SFD2015 featured image

On 19th September 2015 with the theme of “Software Freedom to promote Entrepreneurship”, Software Freedom Day 2015 was celebrated at Nepal Engineering Association, Harihar Bahwan, in Lalitpur, Nepal.

Venue Map

Participants from different college and institutions, presenters and ITGuru’s showed their support toward freedom of Software. With new team taking responsibility of the event, there were few glitches with venue and event information flow but as they say ” all well, ends well”. By the second last event of table talk , all were pretttty impressed with the event , including me.


SFD2015 event schedule

Different stalls from previous SFD’s and community stalls from different open communities kept the SFD charm glowing. A pool of open source enthusiast, presenters and media consultants made the environment like tech buddies getTogether. The neutral approach of openness from presenters was great like, “Linux is not an alternative”.

photo source : Nikesh Balami Tweets

photo source : Nikesh Balami Tweets

The Last event at Round Table Discussion was the most interesting part of the event for me. 60% if the visitors stayed and discussion started following the introduction. Students from Kathmandu University Open Source Community (KUOSC), Acme Open Source Community (AOSC), Open Source Ascol Community (OSAC), Gandaki Engineering College, Kantipur City College, Living With ICT, Wikipedia Nepal, Mozilla Nepal, Local Development Committee and FOSS sat at the discussion table.

Key suggestion areas were:

  • less information flow about the SFD 2015 event
  • involvement of FOSS and other open source community representatives outside valley.
  • revive/reboot of FOSS Ka Kura
  • follow up team at Local government body across country
  • why open source software not included in school and college level curriculum
  • social media Vs google groups

Lastly, Congratulations to the Organizing team and volunteers for doing such a wonderful and responsible event.

SFD group snap

and … Happy Constitution yay !!!!!! Nepal Nepal Nepal


World Championship 2015 Asian Qualifier – CS GO

CS GO Qualifier

The golden days for e-sports in Nepal is here. Today is an important day, because Nepal is showing its first participation in international community. This is World Championships 2015 Asian Qualifier, an online qualifier match. Here from each continent, winner from qualifier match will finally participate in the main event in Belgrade, capital city of Serbia. Along with Nepal other countries in this group are Indonesia , Philippines.
First time Nepal is in the international arena, gamers of Nepal feel proud in seeing their country name for the first time in line with other countries.

image source : cslounge.com

image source : cslounge.com

Nepali CS group scenario

Nepali Counter Strike scene started in 2004 AD with small tournaments scale. The first competition was organized in Maharjgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal by virtual world,it was first 5v5 tournament with 25k cash prizes, good team participation were there. After that not much competitions were organized, only cybercafe tournaments and home gamers, but still game popularity was going through ups and downs.

From 2008 cs scene started, but again when myktm server started in 2010 , then dying CS community revived, and kept on growing, people from dharan, illam , chitwan and other places started playing in that server.

When CS 1.6 ended internationally, Nepal also was affected, old clan started quitting, due to lack of platform in gaming in Nepal. Young generation switched from 1.6 to GO. At initial phase they still needed some time to get used to, old generation (pro’s)went  pursuing their careers and higher studies.

image source : csgolounge

image source : csgolounge


Myktm started from IRC in early 2000 which was inactive for some time , but a man saw vision in reviving CS community in Nepal, he was Gaulochan Bikram Shah. He made his own server and started, this vision kept growing and requested for server space in his workplace WorldLink. Server started, members started joining, young gamers came in, community became strong , and started organizing tournaments. Before there used to be  only few teams , but since 2012 , the teams increased and more than 20 teams started playing CS 1.6 .

After server created, new players and team came in, few of the old clan’s were also surviving , new breed of player with new philosophy and thinking started. But still old clan had dominated the scene to newbies but later everything worked out . Some players feels CS a lot alike football , where strategies, skills count,shooting, passing. More mental than physical though.But same practice hours needed like football.
Them myktm started hosting different kinds of tournaments, sponsors started joining hands, tournaments started in malls and cybercafe

Now CS GO moments are coming in , and teams are focused in Counter Strike Global Offensive.

photo source : cs24h.com

photo source : cs24h.com

Today’s match is between Indonesia and Nepal.

Image source : hlt.org

Image source : hlt.org

(Based on interaction with cNobi and sweAting bulleTs)