Bangladesh Open Source network (BdOSN) signed an MoU recently with ICT Division, Government of Bangladesh to support initiative of national High School Programming Contest (NHSPC)-2016. Md Lafifa Jamal, Vice President of BdOSN and Mr harun-or-Rashid, Additional Secretary of ICT Division signed on behalf of respective parties. According to the MoU, BdOS will provide all logistics, academic and contest support to organize NHSPC 2016. This year, there will be 16 regional contest winners of which will move to National Program to be held in Dhaka. Besides the contest, BdOSN will also facilitated the mentors and facilitators taining, 64 district workshop and the National High School Programming Camp.
63 teams consisting of 3 girls in each team from across the country mark the successful completion of National Girls Programming Contest (NGPC)-2015 held on 12th December at Daffodil International University campus Dhaka. SUST Twinkle, solving four out of six problems became the champions while CUET Sparkles and DU Team 1 became first and second runner up respectively. Advocate Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP honourable state minister of ICT handed over the prizes to the winners. Codewizerd of 3 high school girls tops among the high school category. A special prize was also awarded to the youngest team from Netrokana. The three members were 10, 11 and 11 years old.
BdOSN will celebrate the Computer Science Education Week from 7-15th December 2015. A nationwide actvities were planned to mark this wee which includes but not limited to Hour of Code, Online Programming Contest, National Girls Programming contest etc. The preparatory activities will beging with a "Programming Adda" to be held in Biswa Sahitya Kendra on 21st November at 4pm.