Hello, I am a sophomore student at ACHS (Asian College of Higher Studies) College, pursuing my bachelor in Computer Science and Information Technology(CSIT). I am also a founder of Hackfiber( IT Community), which works on, to set up the skills needed among all the students taking any IT Programs, Also there are my other mates who are assisting to make this community bigger, better and stronger.
Its nearly been about a month that we are staying at home due to the lockdown and could not join our college which is actually a distressing thing. Not only our country, but whole country is also being conscious and taking the precaution measure regarding this issue of Corona Virus. At first, I was super excited when I heard about the lockdown, all I was thinking is, I could stay at home and can spend my week with my family, but then when the lockdown went on increasing, I was all getting bored staying at home inside a single room, could be the reason that I couldn’t withstand with the lockdown, I was busy in doing all my college work and hustle and bustle nature of the big city of Kathmandu prior to the lockdown. The only best solution during this time is self-isolation, we should appreciate the government's decision and take this seriously.
I know many students in any field are having the same problem as mine. In spite of talking on the issue that corona has made us think about, let's talk on the daily activity that I was doing during this hard time of covd-19. I hope this might be helpful to get out of your stressful time and make you think that we can actually utilize this time best way possible. I have started to work out to get physically fit, started reading Nobel, started learning a new programming language, meditation. These are some activities that I have been doing to utilize my time. Also, I and my team are working so hard to facilitate other students who are locked down in their home, with some IT related virtual workshop. Let's hear the story.
Hackfiber is organizing lots of IT-related events on Arduino, R python workshop, Git and Github, etc. But after the lockdown, all the colleges were shut off and we are thinking of postponing our event and get it done after the lockdown is over, but as a result, the lockdown went on increasing. It made us think about, How can we actually connect among all the students, only the solution we found is Virtually, So we started delivering the workshop via virtually in G-meet/zoom app and we found it very useful and got the feedback well too. So we did the first workshop of complete HTML and CSS to the intermediate level students, which lasts about 3 hours long, which has been so fruitful.
After a week ahead, we have planned on giving the Python workshop on Friday, April 24, 2020, in the collaboration of ACHS IT CLUB and Mr. Mahesh Acharya( An AI expert) has facilitated throughout the whole session and lasts about 2 hours long and the session is delivered to near about 35 participant who was from a different city of Nepal, which is actually a great success. the major that I have found of the virtual workshop, we could actually connect all the people from Nepal.
This is the way that I am spending my days and weeks during this hard time, let me know what is of yours.
Mohan Rawat(ACHS College)
Founder Hackfiber(IT Community)