As a part of series of Windows 8 Utsav that Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal has been organizing across Kathmandu Valley in its second quarter of FY13, this time around the event also took place in Birgunj where a group of local technical bodies collaborated together to host the event. More than 300 students participated in the program in two different sessions between 11AM in the morning and 5PM in the evening.
Pradeep Kandel and Suprasiddha Tamrakar, Technical Specialists from Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal were the guest speakers where NIIT Birgunj was the title sponsor of the event that was held at Hotel Vishuwa which is centrally located in Birgunj city.
Pradeep Kandel led the session with brief introduction about Microsoft Innovation Center Nepalâ€™s programs and initiatives that are primarily focused in Kathmandu. He also talked about Microsoft Certification programs and the series of Windows Apps Development Camps that MIC Nepal has been conducting for the benefit of IT student community in Nepal. In the second session, Pradeep focused on the core part of program that was none other than Introduction to Windows 8, its new features and how it was more capable than earlier versions of Windows operating systems including Windows 7. One of the important points that he consistently focused in during his session was the new form of opportunities that Windows 8 was able to create for the budding and professional developers.
The session was followed by Suprasiddha Tamrakar who succinctly talked about more features of Window 8 including Bitlocker, Windows To Go and Powershell.
There were lots of queries and questions from the enthusiastic participants in each of the Windows 8 sessions and it was exciting to see how the participating students were curious about more features of Windows 8.
Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal (MIC) Nepal has hosted and supported four Windows 8 Utsav in its own premises and more than 25 events at various STEM-D colleges with the support from Microsoft Student Partners from the respective colleges. MIC Nepal has also organized and supported Windows 8 Utsavs in Butwal and Chitwan in the past.