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TechCon Kathmandu 2019

Agile Nepal Community is organizing “TechCon Kathmandu 2019”, a one-day tech conference aimed and designed for core engineers of the tech industry. The event is scheduled for December 21, 2019, at Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur.

This is an opportunity to gain knowledge through sharing best software engineering practices that cater to various levels, from beginners, through intermediate, and on to the expert. The event is filled with amazing keynote speakers, breakout sessions, networking sessions that help deepen your technical knowledge.

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Event Date December 21, 2019
Venue Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur

Registration – Rs. 3,000

Session

Speakers

Keynote Speech

About Dolma Impact Fund
Dolma provides capital and expertise to growth companies in Nepal. The fund is designed to generate sustainable private sector employment and stimulate further Foreign Direct Investment into Nepal. Dolma invests as a strategic partner, sharing risk with entrepreneurs and promoters. As an impact fund, Dolma builds positive social and environmental impact into the core of investee company strategies.

Bidhyabaridhi Sigdel
Managing Director, Dolma Impact Fund

Building a Strong Engineering Culture

How are great systems built? How can a group of people function as a coherent whole to create the impossible? This talk will focus on building a culture of trust by empowering individuals to create wonderful and exceptional software systems. We will go on a journey on how companies created a challenging environment for people to push their limits but also trusted them to make the right decisions. We will explore the ingredients for building lasting teams and products.

Prashish Rajbhandari
CTO, Innovate Tech

Importance of Data Analytics

In today’s world data plays a very important role, any new technology needs variety of data to process and get information out , to help the businesses grow.

Do you know that Glassdoor ranks Data Scientists first in the 25 Best Jobs for 2019? In today’s market, Data Scientists are scarce and in demand. Competition in the field is increasing day by day; approx 2.7 Million job opportunities in the field. We will learn how important is the role of Data Analyst , Data Scientists , different tools & technologies which plays a vital role in uncovering the information lies beneath data.

Renu Thakur
Sr. Engineering Manager, Cotiviti Nepal Pvt. Ltd.

Ensuring Quality Before Testing with BDD collaboration

This session walks through the purpose, benefits, usage, collaboration, demo with the use of Behavior Driven Development approach. With this methodology, teams of product owners, developers, and testers can collaborate to figure out the requirements and features to be developed first.

It will also cover how the common business terminology can be made executable with the usage of several tools and can be leveraged as Acceptance Tests

Deepak Vishwakarma
Senior Principal Analyst, Cotiviti Nepal Pvt. Ltd.

Engineering Practices to Scale

An Effective Engineering team is shaped by the way they approach any work they do. It is these practices that can set them up for success or push them back with setbacks. I will be sharing some of the Engineering Practices that has helped our team to scale and aspire to be the better Engineering team, everytime.

Madhuri Shrestha
Senior Software Engineer, CloudFactory

Performance and Scalability

Performance and scalability are two of the key aspects of software design. They are often used interchangeably. In this session we go through their meanings, some of the differences and similarities between them, their challenges and some design patterns that we need to consider to achieve them.

Biru Sainju
Engineering Manage, LogPoint

Industry and tech adoption

Mr. Alok Pandey will be speaking about the current trend in tech industries. He will be sharing about different tech stacks across the Nepal IT software industry have adopted and working on fulfilling the global customer requirements. He will also be discussing how the tech industry aligns to match the global technology marketplace.

Alok Pandey
CTO, Braindigit

Blockchain platform

This session will cover about current blockchain platforms in the industry. Blockchain is literally just a chain of blocks, this technology enables distributed public ledgers that hold immutable data in a secure and encrypted way and ensure that transactions can never be altered. While Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are the most popular examples of blockchain usage, this “distributed ledger technology” (DLT) is finding a broad range of uses. Data storage, financial transactions, real estate, asset management and many more uses are being explored. There are several blockchain platform in the industry, about few blockchain platform going to discussed in the presentation.

Suresh Gautam
CEO & Co-Founder, ExtensoData

Infrastructure for an Uncertain Future

Finally, the user has their day: every startup knows by now to listen to the customer. In fact, many companies use Reduct.Video to tune in at scale and in full HD! However, directly following user whims can lead to inextensible code and conceptual contradictions. Learn from the Core Tech team at Reduct.Video about building technology with extensibility and experimentation in mind.

Reduct.Video is a San Francisco/Kathmandu co-production that transformed a quick prototype into a widely-used service that blends AI, UI, and offscreen human labor.

Adwoa, Robert, Dany
Core Engineering Team, Reduct.Video

Giving Back to the Community

We believe that we have lot to learn and it is only possible when we have strong community of Agile practitioners. As a part of giving back to the community, we have following programs.
Meetups/Workshops
We conduct regular meetups and workshop from Agile Practitioners to companies, colleges and community.
Scrum Certification Program
We have conducted many Scrum Certification Program in Nepal which has largely benefited in expanding agile learning in Nepal. We regularly conduct Scrum Certfication programs.
Trainings
We provide trainings on Agile and Scrum practices for the one who want to expand their understanding in Agile.
Agile Mentorship/Coaching
We conduct mentoring and consulting programs for the organisation that are willing to transform fully to Agile organisation. Our team will also be involved in few daily standups, scrum planning and other important scrum ceremonies.

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