- What is Miss Tech 2017?
Miss Tech 2017 jointly organized by US Embassy under girls in tech program, ICIMOD under the framework of SERVIR Hindu-Kush in partnership with Robotics Association of Nepal[RAN] is a national mass collaboration focused on women technopreneurship that takes place to solve the issue in the society faced by Women with the theme Mountain Women “Transformational Changes Through Technology”. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant solutions to address women needs applicable to women living in Mountain areas.. This is the second time it is being organized in Nepal. This year there will around 5-10 challenges on theme Mountain Women “ Transformational Changes Through Technology “ in five challenge categories: Occupation, Migration, Violence, Social status and Information. Robotics Association Of Nepal is leading this national collaboration along with a number of government and non government collaborators and around 10 local Organization working for Women Empowerment.
- Objectives of organizing Miss Tech 2017:
Miss Tech team from RAN have decided to organize 2017 edition of Miss Tech 2017 based on the support we have received from US Embassy for Girls in Tech program to conduct women technopreneur 5 days technical workshop at AC Kathmandu, Biratnagar, Illam, Pokhara, Dhangadi, Bhairahawa and Surkhet. RAN has developed huge technical community so far in this past 7 year. The way participants had worked together in different teams to compete for solving problems related to water and giving us different prototypes last year , organizer can share proudly. This also gives enough room for organizing such events regularly and at a larger scale so that we can inspire a bigger female crowd to participate.
At the same time, we have observed that these events are extremely important in bringing stakeholders from different sectors to work on issues that matter to people in our context.
Following the theme of Mountain women, we see a great prospect in this year challenge of allowing participants to work on various local mountain issues that can perhaps be continued by relevant agencies even after the event. We believe that this would open opportunities for participants to create local apps and hardware with which they can benefit from along with the agencies and public. We also want to take this event as an opportunity to link young students and professionals with electronics and computing background to establish linkages with technologists, environmentalists, use data that can be made available and come up with prototypes of applications that can be scaled up, thus matching following objectives:
- To promote entrepreneurship skills in young engineering/IT women.
- To address challenges faced by women in high hilly regions.
- To provide them feasible technological solution.
- What are the challenges that this year’s event will focus on ?
There will be different challenges put forward life previous year and announce them for mountain development in five categories : Occupation, Migration, Violence, Social status and Information. There will be more challenges developed for the participants in collaboration with ICIMOD and other Stakeholders. Those challenges will be accompanied by necessary data and will be defined in collaboration with our partner organizations and network. However, they will get an opportunity to refine their applications and prototype even after the event with the supporters.
- Who can participate?
Anyone Female can participate in the Miss Tech 2017. It requires individuals with a broad range of skills. Participants from Girls In Tech Training are highly encouraged to showcase the projects. We are also looking for female engineers, technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, students, entrepreneurs – anyone who has a passion for changing the world and is willing to contribute.
- Who are behind the event?
Miss Tech team from Robotics Association Of Nepal on behalf of US Embassy will host the event as core organizer. The following organizations will also support the event by contributing their expertise and mobilizing their networks. RAN will collaborate with ICIMOD under the framework of SERVIR Hindu-Kush.
- Sherpa for Change
- 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking Company
- Women Lead [Proposed]
- Nepal Telecommunication Authority [Proposed]
- When and where will the event take place?
Orientation to Participants
Date: July 31, 2017, Monday
Time: 3 PM – 5 PM
Venue: Ihub Kathmandu
Hackathon Day I
Date: September 12, 2017, Tuesday
Time: 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Venue: LDTA, Jwalakhel, Lalitpur
Hackathon Day II
Date: September 13, 2017, Wednesday
Time: 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Venue: LDTA, Jwalakhel, Lalitpur
Miss Tech 2017
September 16, 2017, Saturday
Time: 10:30 – 5:30
Venue : Trade Tower Nepal, Thapathali, Kathmandu
Note: Venue can scheduled to change depending upon some scenario.
Contact Person: Er. Binod Kandel
Contact Number: 9849599611
Hackathon I Schedule
|11:30 am – 12:00 am||Registration|
|12:00 am – 12:15 am||Welcome Session|
|12:15 am – 12:30 am||Briefing Schedule, do’s and don’ts, logistics announcement|
|12:30 am – 1:00 am||Sharing of Idea and announcement for team Name|
|2:00 am – 2:30 am||Lunch|
|2:30 am – 5:00 pm||Development Continues|
|5:00 pm – 5:30 pm||First Closing + Tea|
Day II – April 30, 2017, Sunday
|11:30 am onwards||Venue opens|
|12:00 am – 2:00 pm||Development continues|
|2:00 pm – 2:30 pm||Lunch|
|2:30 pm – 3:30 pm||Development continues|
|3:30 pm – 4:30 pm||Mentors Visit to Participants|
|4:30 pm – 5:00 pm||Development Continues|
|5:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Information About Miss Tech 2017 and Tea|
Miss Tech 2017:
|1:00 pm. – 2:00 pm.||Registration|
|2:00 pm – 2:30 pm||Tech Check|
|3:00 pm – 4:00 pm||Judges visit to each team|
|4:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Presentation and Judges Votes|
|5:30 pm – 6:00 pm||Speech from guests and judges|
|6:00 pm – 6:15 pm||Award Ceremony|
|6:15 pm – 6:30 pm||Closing|
|6:30 pm onwards||Dinner and Networking|
- Expected Participants:
Participation from almost all the engineering and IT students/professionals from Tribhuwan, Purbanchal, Pokhara and Kathmandu University where innovative 20 groups consisting of maximum 4 participants will be selected for the best idea.
- Perks of being participants of Miss Tech 2017:
1. Participants will be provided with mentors during two days hackathon.
2. Winners will receive winning prize worth Rs.1,00,000.00 in total.
3. Winners have chance to work with ICIMOD and other related organizations to solve the problems of Mountain areas.
4. Winners will get chance to go for field visit and understand the real time experience with Mountain people.
5. We will work with participants to make their solution better even after the event if we have opportunity to work with you.
6. We may also work together with you by placing you as an intern/member.
Miss-Tech-2017-problem statement.pdf (16 downloads)