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Subir Pradhanang | FOSS Nepal Community

Subir is one of the active founding member and contributor of FOSS Nepal Community with more than 8 year experience in Linux. He had received 'Award for Excellent Achievement' in Open Source Software and Linux. He is one of the core people who started open source momentum in Nepal and has been active contributor since then. He is Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and also good with Puppet, Ansible and Amazon Web Services including CloudFormation.


Hempal Shrestha | FOSS Nepal Community

Hempal Shrestha, IT Professional, has over 15 years of experience in IT industry, tech startups, social development, and legal sector. He is the Chair of Research and Development Committee at the Federation of Computer Association of Nepal and co-founder of FOSS Nepal Community. He is the director of Nepal Entrepreneurs’ Hub that organizer of the Startup Weekend in Nepal He is strategically associated with various IT companies, development stakeholders, and educational institutions in Nepal and South Asia as the Full-Stack Consultant.

Previously, he was System Analyst with Nepal Government; IT Consultant with ICCO Cooperation for South Asia; secondment as Program Officer with International Development Research Centre (IDRC) for Bellanet International in Asia region; Head of Department with the St. Xavier's College in Kathmandu, Nepal; and Software Engineer with APCA Nepal.


Prabin Gautam | FOSS Nepal Community

Prabin is FOSS Enthusiast and Open Technology practitioner. He is one of the active founder member and contributor of FOSS Nepal Community. He is also the founder coordinator of Kathmandu University Open Source Community(KUOSC). After graduating from Kathmandu University, He join Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya. He was involved in Sambad and Nepalinux Project. He has been involved in Help Nepal Network's Elibrary project(LTSP System). Prabin has completed M.Sc. in Computing from University of Northampton, UK. His Masters dissertation topic was 'Efficacious Adoption of IT in developing Countries- A Case of Nepal' which has given an IT adoption framework for developing countries using Open Technologies. He also worked as Lecturer of Computer Science in Kathmandu University(2013-2014). Currently he is working for a datawarehouse as Analyst for a medical insurance firm in US.


Basanta Shrestha | FOSS Nepal Community

Basanta holds Masters in Information Technology from Sikkim Manipal University of India and has been in the IT sector for over ten years. In the past, Basanta has led OLE Nepal as a chief technical officer and Program Manager. He also led the development of Nepali localized Linux distribution, Nepalinux in PAN Localization Project. He contributed in included integrating nepali keyboard input system, coordination of localization of mozilla-firefox and gnome, system testing and testing of different applications for Nepalinux.

Basanta is one of the founding members of Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) Nepal Community. He is FOSS enthusiast and has been involved in various FOSS activities like awareness building, migration and training. He is also a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE). Currently he is engaged with Libresoft IT Solutions.


Sagun Dhakhwa | FOSS Nepal Community

Sagun is a Computer Engineer and has a masters of science in IT from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Sagun is one of active FOSS Activist and IT Product Design Engineer of Nepal. He has been involved in FOSS projects from 2014. He currently works as IT Consultant for Government of Nepal and lead an organization named "Outlines Research & Development Pvt. Ltd." Sagun is one of the founding member of FOSS Nepal Community.

Sagun has also been involved in organizing language technology and IT related international conferences like OCOCOSDA 2011, CICLING 2014 in Nepal. He was one of the lead volunteers to organize FOSS essential training in 2006 with support from CICC, Singapore on behalf of FOSS Nepal Community.


Avash Mulmi | FOSS Nepal Community

Avash is a strong supporter and enthusiast of Free and Open Source Softwares with 7+ years of involvement and contribution to various Open Source Communities. Currently handling the role of Country Lead and Representative (Volunteer Based) of Mozilla for Nepal he is also an advocate of Open Web and Online Privacy.

He specializes in Linux Networking and System Administration and currently is working as Co Founder/Chief Technology Officer at Libresoft IT Solutions. He likes to experiment with various Linux systems and is also experienced in customizing them according to need. Now working on contributing his experience, skills and expertise to provide Enterprise level support and solutions in Nepal using various Open Source Alternatives.
Email Address: [avashmulmi@gmail.com]


Sagar Chhetri | FOSS Nepal Community

Sagar is one of the active founding member of FOSS Nepal Community and a initiator of FOSS Chitwan. He has got 10 years of experience in IT industry in Nepal. He is engaged with Chitwanix OS Community as an Project Manager and currently he works for Gulf Warehousing Company as Medical Record Management Specialist for PHCC.QA.