Spirathon is an annual appathon organised by Spiralogics International. Spiralogics, a software development company, started this event three years ago with an objective of providing a platform for students and tech enthusiasts to showcase their talents while aiming to solve specific problems existing around them. At this event, a team consisting of a maximum of 3 members will need to build a prototype application based on a certain theme.
The members will need to turn a raw idea they have into a real-life computer application. The team can build their application in any computer language and platform. There are no set barriers for this. Spiralogics as well as other high profiled software companies will be providing mentorship to each of the team.
Every year, the competition is centred around a specific theme and the company announced that the theme for this year will be in line with the ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ campaign. They unveiled the event as Spirathon 2020 TechXperience Nepal in December of 2019.
Registration was opened from Dec last year to Jan this year, where several teams submitted their application idea. Out of which, the internal selection committee chose 10 best teams to move forward to the next round. The ten teams are currently working with their mentors for the top 5 positions as only five teams will get to pitch their application idea in the finale happening on Feb 15, 2020, at Bougainvilla, Tripureshwor. Professionals from the top IT companies, governmental and non-government organisations will be judging the event and choosing the winner on the main day.
The main event has been divided into different sections:
- Top 5 Project Demo and Presentation.
- Lightning Travel Talks: Experience sharing by well-known travel enthusiasts.
- Aspiring Next Gen: A very special award to a young aspiring kid currently studying in school with a keen interest in Information Technology (IT).
- Panel Discussion on “Future of Tourism and Role of Technology”.
The Spirathon Finale will see the following mixture of audiences/ guests:
- Entrepreneurs and Start-ups
- Under-Graduate and Graduate Level Students
- Tech Experts
- Tourism Experts
- Government Officials
- Travel Enthusiasts
Main Program Details:
Venue: Bougainvilla, Tripureshwor
Date: Saturday, 15th Feb 2020
Time: 1pm – 5pm (Dinner program afterwards)