The eagerly awaited event “Microsoft Imagine Cup 2023 IDEATHON Kathmandu” finally took place on December 31 at British College Kathmandu. The event was successfully organized by Microsoft Technical Communities led by Nepal Cloud Professionals, in collaboration with Microsoft Tech Communities – Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors (MLSA), Microsoft MVP & supporters – Girls In Tech Nepal, Adex International, CSITAN, Techpana and ICT Frame. An overwhelming number of attendees flooded in as soon as the registration process started . As scheduled, the event commenced at 2pm NPT .
Participants registering for the event (left) and event hall full of attendees (right).
The event was sub divided into several agendas and panel of experts and mentors presented their amazing sessions.
He spoke about The Imagine Cup and what the students should take away from the Ideathon.
The second session of the day featured Prabhat Mannapperuma, Partner Technology Strategist at Microsoft, who connected with us remotely through Microsoft Teams. He discussed the Imagine Cup, a competition for students to develop cutting-edge technology solutions, and provided guidance on how to effectively form a team. He also offered tips and advice to attendees interested in participating in the competition. The session was very beneficial and productive.
Prabhat talking guiding students about the Imagine Cup (left) and a participant clearing his doubs (right).
Arjun Gautam discussing the ways of being a creative thinker
Pradeep Kandel, Lead of Microsoft Imagine Cup Ideathon showed attendees how they can leverage azure for students for building a winning app on Imagine Cup.
He also gave hands-on experience of Azure platform by calling one of the attendee upon the stage and guiding him to signup on Azure and navigate through several Azure services .He guided the attendee to build a virtual machine on Azure by using the Azure for Students Subscription.
Attendees getting hands-on experience of Azure platform by Pradeep Kandel
Pratik Sapkota gicing the session on Leveraging AI and ML (left) and an attendee being part of the demo “speech to text” application. (right)
Pranisha Shrestha discussing about product marketing
Nishan Aryal discussing about “six thinking hats” (left) and an attendee sharing his experience of solution finding through his hackathons participations. (right)
Mentors sharing their expertise with their mentees so the mentees can ask them for the relevant solutions.
Top tech experts from the community were mentoring the teams and helping the attendees shape their raw idea into a problem solving project.
After the session we had some photo sessions too.