Kathmandu Living Labs To Host STATE OF THE MAP ASIA 2017 Conference

A two days conference on State of Open Map Data  is going to be organized here at Nepal, this September 23-24,2017. This is the Third State of the Map Conference which is happening in ASIA specifically in Nepal. Last year the STATE OF THE MAP was conducted at Brussels, Belgium. This year Kathmandu Living Labs, an emerging Tech Organization which works rigorously on Geographical Data, Maps and various areas of Open Data is hosting the event. Along with Kathmandu Living Labs OSM Community of Nepal is also a Co-Host of this event.

Rob Savoye, a pioneering Open Source Contributor since the very beginning of Open Source Movement will be conducting workshop on Mapping via Open Street Map. State of the Map Asia is an event for all mappers and OpenStreetMap users. Enjoy two days in Nepal with talks, discussions, workshops, and networking all around the free and open map of the world. 

Please go through the details about the Conference here at STATE OF THE MAP ASIA 2017

Open Source Project "MEDICAL DATA INSIGHT". Open Call for Technical/Non Technical Collaboration

Nepal Medical Data Visualization( NMDV)

Back in 2015 me with my teammates Shradha, Rizu and Bishwas decided to do a project which will focus on Health Sector of Nepal. This was the last semester project that we would be doing back then. So we named our project as "Nepal Medical Data Visualization". Project was supervised by Dr. Rabindra Bista. Project was developed usign PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML and CSS. I committed the code on github and didn't even look back for a long time.

Last year, I joined Verscend Technologies via Internship program. Verscend  is a company that works on Health Care Information/Data of the United States. My semester project was a key which get me through the internship Program. All credit goes to Rabindra Sir. While working on a Healthcare Informatics Company I always wanted to rewrite my Project and make it meaningful. I wanted to make it open source and wanted to see it implemented in the community someday in future. This is when Medical Data Insight happened.

The Project Title

NMDV this title was suitable and descriptive but it had Nepal with it. I thought let's not bound Open Source Project within a geographical boundary and removed word Nepal. Now it was Medical Data Visualization, but still I was not satisfied with the name specially the word 'Visualization'. The word 'Insight' was in my mind and I found it more promising and attractive than Visualization. Because as per my understanding Visualizing something was just focusing on the data representation. But Insight was something vast. It not only meant focusing on the represented data but also unfold the hidden Information/insight among the data. Being insightful also means understanding a subject from diverse analysis and trying to find meaning of unanswered logic . This was how the Project got it's Title "MEDICAL DATA INSIGHT"   

Open Sourcing Medical Data Insight

In Our Open Source Community we talk about open sourcing not only the Product but also the process. So this was a golden opportunity for this project to Open Source it's process as well as the source code as product. Being in its initial phase, open sourcing the process helps contributors across the globe to:
  • Understand the Product/
  • Familiarize with the Cross Culture Working Environment of a Open Source Project 
  • Contribute in Projects Core Architecture.
  • Comment on the designs of overall interface.
  • and many more...
I started breaking the branches of huge tree and started to make a pack of small sticks. Tree, branches, sticks sounds funny, isn't it?. Actually I started breaking the concept of the project into small peaces. And peace by peace, from creating a large feature to User stories I created number of small tasks. Having good experience of Agile Software Development from Verscend, I implemented it by creating a Board at Waffle to maintain all those issues, features, bugs, pull requests, and everything that comes during software development.
And this is how the Userstory, Tasks, Features and Bugs are listed here at Waffle.
Waffle: MDI

In addition to the userstories and a Waffle Board I've created Milestones in GitHub which looks like this:
GitHub Milestones: Medical Data Insight

Current Status of Project

Currently This project is in it's beginner level. After I deprecated the OLD PHP CODE and created a tag, those PHP code base are cleaned from the master branch. Many things are still to be done regarding this projects.

Interesting thing about this Project is that I researched a lot of frameworks and languages in order to decide one for formally moving ahead. Currently AngularJs and ElectronJs are two such promising Fronend Frameworks which I prefer for this Project. So there are always room for improvements are everyone are welcome to contribute, comment and collaborate. 

  • Many things like the Backend Development Language, Database, Design, are yet to be decided.
  • A team of core contributors and maintainers are yet to be decided.

Final Words

I want to do a open source project to have an experience of working with cross-cultural expertise across the globe and finally contribute/give back to the community.

If anybody out there is interested in contributing a couple of hours every week for a right cause, please send me an email at: [email protected] or [email protected]. Or you can also join our Slack Channel: medicaldatainsight.slack.com Walking a long road all alone is hard and sometimes not motivating So I'm optimistic about getting huge response from all of you open minded People.
 Also if you think that your friend might get interested  to contribute , please share this request to him/her.

Project Moderator, Medical Data Insight


Many of us have created sub pages from domains who let us host some space for free like .me, .wordpress.com, .blogspot.com. We used such domains for displaying our profile online. Back in 2008, Github announced GitHub Pages. GitHub Pages allow you to publish web content to a github.com subdomain named after your username. We don't need to worry about the database and many other tedious process of hosting and having it available 24*7. 


You don't need any technical expertise to publish your web content. You can create a GitHub page following few steps which I'll be explaining in today's blog. Before that I will be explaining different ways of publishing a page at GitHub. 

First way of publishing GitHub page is easy one. You can create a page from settings of your repository.
Second way of publishing a GitHub page is directly adding content to the repository. These contents within your repository will point to the github page.
Third way is by using Jekyll framework which helps you to create a blog like website just by pushing the content to your repository.

In this blog I'll explain first two ways of publishing GitHub pages. Using Jekyll Framework is not that hard. I've tried building GitHub pages with Jekyll Framework, but I'm not prepared right now to demonstrate. I'll be writing another blog to explain how to use Jekyll framework for building Blogs with Jekyll Frameworks. 

First Method
  • Create a repository and keep the repository name exactly the same which is something like: your-username.github.io
  • This is the default GitHub page that will be displayed. In case you want to create a repository page for any of your project. You need to keep it in mind that Url for your repository's page will be appended to your main github page
  • Make sure your repository has any of these two files: README.md or index.html
  • This tells GitHub Pages that the repository contains web contents that needs to be hosted.
  • Go to Settings of your Repository. Scroll down and you will see this GitHub Pages:
  • Choose a theme. There are a number of themes available for creating the Github Pages:
  • Select one of the theme and save the changes and you can see the github page build already.
  • Browse it whose url is: your-username.github.io

Well second method came in the middle of first step because this has something to do with the first Image above i.e. the GitHub Pages Section.
    • Github pages are disabled by default. Click None and you will see three options

      In your master branch if you are going to display the README file as the default information. Choose Master Branch.
      If all your web pages are hosted in the master branch and your index.html is hosted in aster Choose Master Branch.
      If you have an ongoing project codes in the repository and you plann to separate the project's Wiki that will be displayed as github page in a separate folder, name that folder as docs. Then select the second option.master branch /docs folder.
    These are two easy methods of hosting your github Pages. The third One i.e. using Jekyll Framework, I'll soon be writing a blog post about it and explain steps by steps how to use it for creating a GitHub Pages.

    UBUNTU 16.04: How to Completely Reset Wifi Settings?

    I was struggling with this Wifi issue for three days now and I almost gave up. But then a single command saved my ass! I was about to reinstall Ubuntu again. But I survived the frustration.


    • My Wifi was On but it was not lisiting any Wifi so that I can connect
    • I could surf internet via LAN Connection
    • The wifi status is enabled and I checked for available connection via terminal using this command: sudo nmcli conn  but didn't see any connection. 
    • Networking connectivity is full, I can check it via my terminal with this command:
      nmcli networking connectivity check
    • I turned down all netowrk interfaces with ifdown  and upagain with ifup  but it didn't work
    Today's blog is a quick solution to hard reset your Wifi Settings. As a quick note it is necessary to know that Linux based OS(Ubuntu in my case) saves its network lists i.e. all connections in this . location: /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/ 
    You can find all your Wifi connections ssid  listed inside this folder. Whenever you have issue with your wifi like case similar to mine, perform two steps:
    • Remove all system connections from the system-connection folder:
      sudo rm-f /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/*
    • Then kill the signal which is running the process NetworkManager
      sudo pkill -9 NetworkManager -9 means SIGKILL to kill a signal that is ignoring or is hidden.
    This remover all the connections, resets Network Manager, restarts your wifi connection. Now the issue is solved. You can connect to your wifi signal and browse the internet.


    This SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY, Free and Open Source Volunteers from Kavre initiated FOSS COMMUNITY KAVRE during the SFD2017 Celebration event organized by Kathmandu University Open Source Community. FOSS KAVRE was initiated to decentralize the FOSS related activities from Valley to remote areas of Kavre. Free and Open Source Software Community Kavre is one out of thousands Open Source Community which works on sharing Open Source Philosophy. It's a group of Open Source Enthusiast from Kavre who want to spread Open Knowledge to the Community.

    Following are the objectives behind initiating Open Source Community here at Kavre:
    • Provide Training, Workshops and Tutorials.
    • Interact with new People, Participate in Events organized by other Communities, help solve problems, Bring Openness among Volunteers.
    • Organize MeetUp, Open Source Conference, Linux Talks.
    • Make Massive Use of Open Source Technologies in every possible areas of Kavre (Health, Education, Business, Governmental Organizations)
    • Publish Magazine, Blogs Articles about Open Source Technologies to make the citizens aware about FOSS and its impact in community.
    • Explore resources to make the Community Sustain economically in a long run.

    Logo Designed: Ishan Dongol

    Ongoing Projects

    1. ReWrite: A running web application for Conducting Conferences built using Angular Framework( A JavaScript Framework . This can be helpful while exploring your semester projects ideas and tools.
    2. Medical Data Insight: Back then a Semester Project "Nepal Medical Data Visualization" of one of the volunteer Sanjog Sigdel supervised by Dr. Rabindra Bista is now known as "Medical Data Visualization". It is an ongoing project which aims to develop a Full Framework/Platform for Adding Medical records and also built insight from the data.


    1. How to build static GitHub Pages?
      This training was provided on a workshop during the very day of initiation at Kathmandu University.
    2. Software Development and Project Development with GitHub
      This was also planned to be conducted on Software Freedom Day. But considering the knowledge base of participants on basic git functionalities being very low this workshop is postponed for some other time. We are planning to conduct some git Workshop and make them familiar with the Git Operations. Then we will conduct further training.

    FOSS KAVRE and other FOSS Communities

    As both communities belong from same place, FOSS KAVRE and KUOSC will support eachother in conducting events. FOSS KAVRE will seek technical expertise from KUOSC for workshops. KUOSC will seek new areas to spread open source activities in the local community with the help of FOSS KAVRE. We are Open Source Communities so we will not only be sharing and seeking expertise as well as resource from KUOSC. But we will seek help and also help others from all around the globe.

    What's Next?

    More Training and workshop to fulfill the Objectives as well as make an impact in the community at the same time. Fill more boxes below with events that we will conduct soon.


    Kathmandu University Open Source Community an autonomous wing of Kathmandu University Computer Club (KUCC), Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University(KU) celebrated Software Freedom Day (SFD) at Kathmandu University. The celebration of SFD eve was also held in Kathmandu University, on 15th September, 2017.

    This Software Freedom Day is important to the Volunteers of KUOSC and also to University too because it is first ever SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY organized here at KU. On top of that Chief Guest Mr. Rob Savoye a self-employed consultant & contractor with massive experience in designing, programming from Colorado U.S.A added charm to the event. Rob develops and manages engineering projects, especially GNU/Linux projects, embedded systems and every imaginable Open Source Software. Rob talked about his massive contribution in open source. It was an honor to have such a legend of Open Source Movement, who carry a long history way back to the foundation of open source society. He has been contributing to the society for more than 40 years.

    Whole event was hosted by Master of Ceremony Ms. Rajshree Rai, Vice President, Kathmandu University Computer Club(2017-18) Program began with talk program  on FOSS MOVEMENT in NEPAL by Sanjog Sigdel. He highlighted current activities of Open Source Projects and open communities existing in Nepal. Mr. Sigdel an Open Source Activist from Kavre did the Initiation of FOSS COMMUNITY KAVRE. 
    Free and Open Source Software Community Kavre is one out of thousands Open Source Community which works on sharing Open Source Philosophy. We are a group of Open Source Enthusiast from Kavre who want to spread Open Knowledge to the Community.You can find more about FOSS KAVRE here.

    Mr. Sushil Shrestha, Assistant Professor, working on Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) and Digital Research Lab of Kathmandu University talked about the importance and the success story of MOOC. Mr. Manoj Shakya, Assistant Professor of Kathmandu University honored Rob representing Kathmandu University and KUOSC. Continued with the appreciation to the distinguished guest Mr. Shakya shared his experience on Open Source Software and highlighted importance of Open Data.

    Nikesh Balami, Open Source Activist from Open Knowledge Nepal shared his words and experience in open knowledge and open data. Moreover, he expressed the present scenario of open data in Nepal, projects that Open Knowledge Nepal has been doing to improve the status of Open Data in Nepal. He also presented Open Data handbook localized in Nepali Version to the audience.

    Program continued  further with Wikipedia Editathon where volunteers and participants edited/created Nepali Articles in Wikipedia dashboard. Mr. Saroj Dhakal from Wikipedia Nepal shared his words about editathon and Wikipedia. Sajog Sigdel conducted a workshop on Creating Static Github Pages and Basics Git functionalities.

    Similarly, Shubham Josh, Coordinator of Kathmandu University Open Source Community talked about open source and FOSS Nepal. Pratit Raj Giri conducted a workshop on Open Street Mapping. He highlighted the importance and advantages of Open Data Mapping with Open Street Mapping. Different open source related stickers were distributed and the environment there was OPEN. 

    Program had a total participants of 45 individuals. Participants included students, teachers, Open Source Practitioners, Software Engineers, Network Security Enthusiasts. Program included other interactive activities like Porter Presentation, Survey and Questionnaires, Photo Sessions. Volunteers were excited to have successfully organized SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEPAL. And are more dedicated/excited to conduct same event next year with many exciting speakers and workshops.

    iPhone 8 or iPhone X : Advanced Features are coming out

    iPhone 8 or iPhone X : Advanced Features are coming out 

    We are just a two days away from Apple’s fall  event, scheduled for Tuesday, September  12, which will be one of the most important events in Apple’s recent history . Upcoming September 12th not just event in newly constructed theater : Steve Jobs theater : IT MARKS IPHONE 10 YEARS of   launches, which first  got born  in 2007 and is undoubtedly Apple’s most important product. Apart iPhone, Apple has always been Keen platform for producing mesmerizing products from Ipod Classic  to wrist smart watch: iWatch and now iPhone X.

    Iphone 8 Dummy Phone  Ben Miller

     iPhone release  Date  along with the Name:

    ModelRelease date
    Original9 November 2007
    3G11 July 2008
    3GS19 June 2009
    424 June 2010
    4S14 October 2011
    521 September 2012
    5S/5C20 September 2013
    6/6 Plus19 September 2014
    6s/6s Plus25 September 2015
    SE31 March 2016
    716 September 2016
    8 or X        12  September 2017

    This time we are expecting to release of iPhone 8  (Although chances are that it may not be called the iPhone 8 ,  It could be iPhone X ).Whatever  be name, it is expected that “This Phone is most advanced phone till now”.We are expecting a lot of advance features in upcoming iPhone 8.


    • 5.8" OLED display
    • Faster A11 processor
    • Glass body
    • Edge-to-edge display
    • Facial Recognition, perhaps replacing Touch ID
    • Augmented Reality Direction 
    • No Home button 
    • Wireless inductive charging
    • Water Resisitance
    • Three models - One OLED iPhone X, two standard iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
    • and MORE……

    iPhone with no home button @Evan Blass 

    Apple has  sent out invites for an event that's going to take place on Tuesday, September 12 at its Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.

    Apple Special Event    Apple 


    Though, It will  be launched on September 12. But it will go on sale at a later date.We are  also  hearing that the pre-booking for the iPhone will start from September 15  but still now sure on it.Whatever, This  event will  be thrilling  to all tech enthusiastic out there.

    GITHUB: Shorten your GitHub Repository Url with GIT.IO

    Today's Article is a quick glance about this less known feature provided by Github: GIT.IO . What GIT.IO does is shortens your repository's url. Seems pretty basic us, but this actually plays a significant role for those who always stick to GIT BASH.

    Most of us during our web application development use the Command Line Interface. They are so ease to use rather than using drag and drops or simultaneous clicks for a single task. CLI is next cool technology trend that every software framework are fascinated about. So whenever we start a new project we initialize the project configuration via Command Line Interface.

    I do some AngularJs Web App development. Talking about my way of configuring projects i normally do npm init which within next steps asks for the github repository. So either I need to copy paste the git repository or type it manually. And here by shortening the repository url with the help of GIT.IO all we need to keep not of is the fiveunique characters linked with the git.io url like shown below:

    Here I shorten url of a repository that belongs to a organization that I'm involved with:
    Later this long url turns out to be short with just 5 characters appended to git.io.
    It would have been even more helpful if github could provide short urls for any Url. But git.io only shortens GitHub.com URLs.


    FoundersClick: Creating A Wave of Entrepreneurs In Nepal

    Creating A Wave of Entrepreneurs In Nepal

    FoundersClick has now brought its roots in Nepal as a platform for those people who are Entrepreneurs or are striving to become one. Opportunities are limitless, You want to be self employed, searching for online jobs that match your talents or whether you are students looking for side jobs and projects, Founders Click is the perfect platform for you. 

    FoundersClick is a growing ecosystem with an active community of Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Students, Businesses, Service providers & Domain experts and Investor/Incubators and Non-Profits. FC hosts a business community of mid-size to small and early stage business and all their allied member stakeholders to Connect, Promote to Effect results with the understanding that it takes an intricate ecosystem to build and nurture your business.

    Why Founders Click?

    Founders Click (FC) provides platform for individuals and teams with global aspiration to take a step forward. Many entrepreneurs, students with dream or people involved in NGO/Social sector faces resource constraints. With the limited resources available in Nepal, FC act as a bridge to the global resources. Whether it is fund that you seek or consultation from the experts, possibilities with FC are unlimited. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today and do not miss opportunities for your future!

    FoundersClick an important opportunity for Nepalese !

    We, Nepalese are forever striving for jobs that rewards them for their talent, even better if it is online, and could be completed without any hassle. FoundersClick connects them with Jobs providers from all over the world. We can conveniently connect with Entrepreneurs & make teams with people from all over the world. Founders Click follows a unique matching algorithm that matches you with the best team members who is best suited to your idea and who helps you achieve your goals. What better to promote your idea, connect with the best professionals and turn it into effect.

    One thing, Nepal certainly lacks is Resources. Resources required to have your own start up, pursue your dreams. FC enables you to get access to the resources of the western countries such as United States, Canada etc. Knowledge, guidance, papers, and investments , whatever resources you need. Founders click is the platform for you. For example, you can connect with experts from United States and how stock management works United States by not moving an inch in Nepal.

    If you are looking for exposure to international investor bodies, high chance is that you will fall down the pecking order compared to other startups from Developed Countries. It is a mountain of a task to grasp the attention of of international investors and companies. With FoundersClick, that will be a piece of cake, as it is focused in helping startups of South Asia reach out to the Investors and Incubators of the world.

    It’s REALLY amazing that FC partners are focused on South Asia. And, are looking to promote countries like Nepal get exposure around the world.

    With FC, your chance are higher chances, as the platform is created by South Asian Team based in Silicon Valley with a prime purpose to connect talents of South Asia with the resources in the world.

    What are you waiting for?? Be the part of it. Sign Up Now !!

    One-Day Workshop on Building Smart Cities Organized by DoCSE, KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University organized a one day workshop entitled “Towards Building Smart Cities: ICT Perspective” on 18th July 2017. The program was inaugurated at KU-IT Park by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. RamKantha Makaju Shrestha by lighting Smart Panas using a mobile app. The inaugural welcome speech was delivered by Registrar Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa where he highlighted the importance of Smart City and wished the event a grand success.

    To view the full article visit this link.

    Note: This article and image used in this article are retrieved from Kathmandu University Official website and reshared as is. Article is shared to spread information about ICT Progress. For any copyright issues please issue a report at [email protected] 

    इन्टरनेट बिनाको इमेल प्रविधिको उद्घाटन

    प्रहरी प्रधान कार्यालयमा आइतबार आयोजित एक समारोहबीच ५९ औं प्रहरी संचार दिवस सम्पन्न भएको छ । सो अवसरमा प्रमुख अतिथि माननीय गृहमन्त्री जनार्दन शर्माले इन्टरनेट बिनाको इमेल प्रविधि (H.F. Radio Data) को समेत उद्घाटन गर्नुभयो ।

    रेडियो प्रविधि र कम्प्युटर प्रविधीको कुराकानी नै H.F. Radio Data प्रविधि हो । यो Military Standard को प्रविधिलाई Software Defined प्रविधि पनि भनिन्छ, जसबाट ईन्टरनेट बिना नै इमेल पठाउन सकिन्छ । यो प्रविधिलाई Internet Server सँग जडान गरिने हो भने Internet Browse गर्न सकिन्छ । त्यसै गरी Email Server मा जडान गरिने हो भने व्यक्तिगत Email Address मा पनि यो प्रविधिबाट ईमेल पठाउन सकिन्छ । यो प्रविधिको प्रयोगले जहाँ ईन्टरनेट सुबिधा छैन त्यँहाबाट इमेल र फोटो पठाउन सकिन्छ र यो सूचना चुहावट नहुने सुरक्षित प्रविधि समेत भएकाले यो प्रविधि प्रहरीमा उपयोगी हुने देखिन्छ ।

    थप जानकारीका लागि नेपाल प्रहरी को आधिकारिक फेसबुक एकाउन्टबाट छापिएको यो पोस्ट हेर्नुहोला। 
    सूचना प्रबिधि सम्बन्धित संदेश भएकोहुनाले आधिकारिक समाचार लाई हुबहु उतारिएको छ। तस्बिर र लेख दुबैनै  नेपाल प्रहरी को आधिकारिक फेसबुक एकाउन्टबाट  लियिएको हो। नेपालमा IT चेतना फैलाउने हाम्रो उदेश्य हो। Copyright उल्लंघन सम्बन्धि कुनै आपत्ति भएमा सम्पर्क ठेगाना :[email protected]