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Unlimited Appathon Unlimited Fun

Unlimited Appathon 2018 was held between 22nd and 23rd February at Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal. In this two day event, 8 teams came up with their creative ideas to solve the problems prevailing across the country. Every team came up with wonderful and brilliant ideas which were really overwhelming and promising.

In this technology contest, the first prize was bagged by team “Transcend” for their solution “lipi”, which is basically a simple game with which we can learn about the Newari lipi and also have fun along the way. Not only does this game seem educative but it also helps in the conservation of the Newari Culture and Nepalbhasa – the Newari language. Team “Fulbari” landed the second prize for their solution “Nursery Management System”. With this system, people can easily manage their own Nursery in an effective and effective manner. And team “Anyone can fly” landed the third prize for their idea “Fashion engineer”. This is a platform where we get to learn, teach and shop the current fashion trends. We can shop for various products and fashionable accessories, learn how to make them as well and furthermore teach others too. How cool is that, right!

Huge congratulations for all the teams who came up with excellent ideas in just 2 days time. Every team proved to be equally exceptional if not better.

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Personally speaking, this was my first appathon experience and I did have a lot of fun in this event. I learnt much much more than what I had expected. I learnt that ideas are the seed of salvation with which we can solve vital problems. And sometimes even if ideas are vague, it will start to make more sense on the way when you work on them. Furthermore, with limitation on time, the pressure created literally forced us to work with undivided attention and the pressurized environment just made us to channel all our focus into our task. The mentoring session also appeared to be very helpful as well. It gave an opportunity to communicate with experienced people who did provide a lot of guidelines. They gave us tips and tricks to better implement our solutions and how to overcome with difficulties. Also, I did learn that sometimes, it is better to fake an app than to make an app and moreover it is difficult to fake and app than to make an app. Sometimes, even if our application is not good, at least making it look good can lead to victory. Sometimes, we have to take unfair advantage in this unfair world in our unfair lives, right? All in all, I got lot to learn from this appathon. Truly, first experiences are always memorable when it is special!

Most importantly, I would like to express my appreciation and gratefulness to our dearly loved Allen Bailochan sir for coming up with the idea of this appathon in the spur of the moment. Also a huge shout out to our MSP Godmother Suchitra ma’am and of course our very own Bibek sir who were with us in every step of the event helping us overcome our obstacles and helping us with whatever they can. This appathon did provide unlimited learning and unlimited knowledge to which I certainly will be forever grateful. XD

Posted: 04-12-2018 6:30 AM by Utsav Ratna Tuladhar