Yomari Code Camp
Are you in search of platform to turn your groundbreaking ideas into reality ? LOCUS 2018 in association with YOMARI is bringing Yomari Code Camp.
Yomari Code Camp is a comprehensive platform for students and young researchers to unleash their potential to develop their ideas into useful applications. Within a short interval of time, students are required to present their idea, frame it into a functional application using their skill-set, and justify their efforts to win the competition. Yomari sees this event as a platform to identify and unearth those, who have it in them to navigate through a potentially tricky situation, and come out on top.
Date: Magh 19,20
Venue: Pulchowk Campus, Lalitpur
Categories Yomari Code Camp- 2018
1.Data Visualization for Pattern Analysis
“Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice”
It is never the case that data visualization tools and techniques alone is enough to uncover elegant results from datasets. There are no rules, no ‘protocol’ that will guarantee us a story. Instead, it always makes more sense to look for ‘insights’, which can be artfully woven into a series of successful actions in the hands of a good analyst.
We challenge you to acquire, parse, filter, mine, represent, refine and interact in the digital realm and come up with a unique blend of solutions which will in turn influence the physical world.
Acquire: Obtain the data, whether from a file on a disk or a source over a network.
Parse: Provide some structure for the data’s meaning, and order it into categories.
Filter: Remove all but the data of interest.
Mine: Apply methods from statistics or data mining as a way to discern patterns or place the data in mathematical context.
Represent: Choose a basic visual model, such as a bar graph, list, or tree.
Refine: Improve the representation to make it clearer and more visually engaging.
Interact: Add methods for manipulating the data or controlling what features are visible.”
2.Smart City Initiatives
Smart City Initiatives deals with implementing technology to improve fundamental aspects of living like health, commodities, services, education etc. Come up with solutions that will aware, help, encourage and ease enterprises and society to carry out their social responsibility in the context of Nepal. It’s a way for focusing the attention of companies, societies and individuals towards the societies so that they can give back to the community in such a way that helps to enhance the present condition of society or mitigate an existing problem.
example 1: an application to create and manage crowdfunding campaigns. (Crowdfunding means a collecting funds from a group of people for a specific goal)
example 2: an application that allows users to sign up and be alerted when local blood banks or hospitals are running low on specific blood types and take necessary actions henceforth.
3.Digital Assistant for Enterprises
The contradictory demands for digitizing more of enterprise processes and more elegant human computer interactions highlight a need for better solutions: such as the use of intelligent assistants reducing the need to always touch a screen or punching in keys: A digital assistant (chatbot) to automate and enhance business processess for enterprises.
A Digital Assistant is more viable than ever today, leveraging the power of chatbot platforms. It has the potential to service most of the common business needs including but not limiting to
– responding queries about the company and company policy
– intelligently sending/routing of emails
– scheduling, mediating and documenting meeting and events
– making intranet features and data smarter and more accessible
– Indexing and effective search of Enterprise knowledgebase.
4.Next Gen. Information System
“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes
Information technology is a rapidly changing field in which researchers and developers must continuously set their vision on the next generation of technologies and the systems that they enable. Next Generation Information Systems offer autonomous decision-making through complex real time data, and involve collaborative and learning capabilities – for example through the use of software agents. Data deduction and extended knowledge representation schemes, improved systems integration, and other new tools all aim to provide semantically richer and better engineered information systems that allow for more adequate and complete representations and thus extend the effective use of database technology to a wider class of applications.
Some points to consider for Next. Gen Information System:
1. The same system is accessible from wider forms of devices (for e.g desktop, mobile, web version, app version)
2. The underlying database system is scalable
3. Some sort of context awareness i.e the information provided is contextual
Open Innovation encompasses ideas and products that bypasses the traditional ways of how technology is being used. This theme identifies innovative products that utilize a range of new ideas as well as technologies to solve consumer problems that have never been meaningfully addressed before now.
Got any Awesome ideas that does not fit into any particular themes as stand-out products always do? We welcome you to submit your idea in a descriptive manner under open Innovation.
6.Block Chain Technology
“The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.”
— Don & Alex Tapscott, authors Blockchain Revolution (2016)
As Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been on fire for all of 2017, focus has turned to blockchain, the underlying technology that powers these digital currencies. But blockchain technology has many more potential use cases and applications other than just serving as the fuel behind Bitcoin. Originally devised for the digital currency, Bitcoin, the tech community is now finding other potential uses for the technology. By allowing digital information to be distributed but not copied, blockchain technology created the backbone of a new type of internet.
We encourage you to find innovative applications across finance, business, government, and other industries including but not limited to Supply chain auditing, File storage, Protection of intellectual property, Identity management, Data management and Land title registration.