Birds Newsletter Issue No.40

Newsletter 40:
Issue No. 40 was released on 23 May, 2019.
Contents of issue No. 40
1. BIRDS-3 member (Dulani) is highlighted in AIT Newsletter (May 2019 issue)
2. Enter the 6th Mission Idea Contest of UNISEC-Global
3. Tobata Gion Yamagasa festival (戸畑祇園山笠) is coming up
4. President of the Paraguay Space Agency (AEP) signs Letter of Intent
5. Japan celebrated Kids’ Day on 5th May
6. New book about Kyushu by Andrew Thomson
7. 2nd IAA Latin American Symposium on Small Satellites,11-15 November 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina

World Telecommunications and Information Society Day 2019

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MOIC), Department of IT and Telecom joined the rest of the world in celebrating “World Telecommunications and Information Society Day (WTISD)” 2019. The celebration was graced by the Hon’ble Minister of MoEA, representatives of Asian Development Bank, the industry; Tashi Cell, NANO, DrukCom and the ICT officials of Government agencies.

Digital Transformation : Breaking Down Boundaries for Greater Connectivity

The 2 day WSO2 workshop was graced and opened by the Hon'ble minister of MoIC on 13th May, 2019. The event was divided into 2 parts where the first day was mainly for the executives, where CEOs from local IT firms and executives from government agencies attended, followed by a technical session on the 2nd day to the ICT officials in the government, the corporate and the private agencies.

Bhutan National Startup Weekend 2019

Bhutan Techstar National startup weekend 2019 will be held from 26th - 28th April 2019, where more than 180 participants selected and shortlisted from various colleges across the country, will be participating and competing during the 3 day event.
This year the theme of the event is based on these 5 domains :
1) Internet of Thing (IoT)
2) HealthTech
3) EduTech
4) FinTech
5) Virtual Reality (VR)

International Girls in ICT Day 2019

International Girls in ICT Day, is an initiative by ITU (International Telecommunications Union), aiming to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICTs, enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector. International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in April every year, which fell on the 25th of April this year.

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Registration of the IT/ITES and IT retail firms in the country

The Department of IT & Telecom would like to request registration of the IT/ITES and IT retail firms in the country. The purpose of registration is to maintain an updated database of IT/ITES and IT retail firms in the country. This database will be used as a directory for any communication or collaboration with the companies in the future. Therefore, please kindly consider it mandatory and request to register via following the link below
https://forms.gle/hTdJna6duWJeKaE18

Registration for National Website Competition 2020-2021

The Department of Information Technology & Telecom, Ministry of Information and Communications is conducting 8th National Website competition (2020-2021), we would like to inform that the registration for the National Website Competition is open. Interested private/corporate/institutes/individuals and other non government agencies can register for the competition in the link given below latest by 3rd October, 2020. For further information contact Ms. Menlam Choden at mchoden@dit.gov.bt

Call For Registration for enhancement of ICT Sector’s Capacity & Capability Digital Drukyul

The Department of IT & Telecom, Ministry of Information & Communications is organizing the following training as part of the Digital Drukyul project for enhancement of ICT sector’s capacity and capability:

i. Microservice (current skills requirement) for system development : Delivery by mid of September 2020
ii. Blockchain technology and its application(future skills requirement) for application development including the networking aspect: Delivery by early October 2020

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