29 May TechFire
TechFire – The Journey Begins: June 12, 2011
July 31, 2011 – 3:11 PM
TechFire is an initiative taken by Ahmed Niaz Morshed, Country Lead – MSP Bangladesh, with a vision for helping the youngsters of Bangladesh to know about all the aspects Information Technology and decide if they should consider IT as their career.
An initiative like this was never taken before in this country which is solely dedicated to build up the future of Information Technology industry in Bangladesh. It’s one common place where all the Bangladeshi big fishes in IT sector get together to share their view, knowledge and perspective with the youngsters of Bangladesh so that the school and college students can make up their mind and take the right decision before they finally choose their career path and get into the appropriate University program.
The very first event of TechFire was held on June 11, 2011 at Zahir Raihan Cultural Center in front of the brightest minds from almost all the schools and colleges of Old Dhaka. Honorable Member of Parliament Mr. Mizanur Rahman Khan Dipu (Dhaka-6) was present as the Chief Guest of the event which was hosted by Mr. Omi Azad, Developer Evangelist at Microsoft Bangladesh Ltd. The impact-loving technology rock stars Kazi Mamun, Hassan Tanvir Mansur and Tahmid Jawad from Microsoft Student Partners Bangladesh and the industry experts from both Microsoft and LAMP platforms were there to enlighten the youngsters from Old Dhaka. The program was started with the opening speech from the initiator of TechFire Ahmed Niaz Morshed. The Initiator of Wikipedia Bangla Mahay Alam Khan and the CEO of iMesh Multimedia Mir Sahed Ali were also present among the students.
Mr. Mizanur Rahman Khan (Dipu), Member of the Parliament inaugurated the event. In his speech, he appreciated initiative the and asked the students to listen very carefully and learn from the industry leaders.
The Speaker and Subjects were-
- Ahmed Niaz Morshed – Opening Speech
- Hassan Tanvir Mansur – Windows 7 and the Ultimate Features
- Zikrul Ahsan Shawon – Customer Relationship Manager
- Khan Reaz – What can be DONE when Technology is FUN
- Kazi Mamun – Microsoft KODU
- Tanzim Saqib – Show me the Money
- Omi Azad – Power of Students
After the event we distributed crest to the speakers and organizers, and gifts to the participants.
TechFire is going to be a series of workshops held once/twice a quarter, but every time in a different location of Bangladesh. The main target of this program is to educate the school/college level students about Information Technology. So that the teenagers get the chance to realize if IT is for them or not. And the university students get to know about the latest technologies available for them to change the world!
Event collaborated by i-Mash Multimedia.