About Me

Nikesh is a civic entrepreneur, open data advocate and tech researcher. He is the co-founder and CEO of Open Knowledge Nepal – a non-profit civic tech organization comprised of openness aficionados. He is a strong supporter of open source software and believes in the vision of Open Knowledge to empower citizens regarding technology usage and open data. He loves coffee chat, tweeting, hackathons, blogging, traveling and open data. He holds a Diploma in Computer Engineering and currently pursuing his bachelor degree from Purbanchal University. Nikesh is a Shuttleworth Flash Grantee 2016 and U.S. Embassy Youth Council member 2017/18.

In parallel with his activities at Open Knowledge Nepal, he is also engaged with Code for Nepal as an program coordinator, Artificial Intelligence for Development as an founding member and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Nepal community as an executive member. In his daily work schedule, he coordinates diverse project related to tech & data, writes research & report, scrapes & harvest government data and sometimes codes. He has a long experience of working with private, nonprofit and government organization.

Nikesh involvement with different organizations.

Open Knowledge Nepal: Co-founder and CEO (2013 AD – Running)

Nikesh is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Office of Open Knowledge Nepal. He started the OKN journey in 2013 as a volunteer, he now leads the whole organization. Open Knowledge Nepal is a non-profit open network of mostly young open knowledge enthusiasts. It is the working group of Open Knowledge International in Nepal founded in February 2013. His role at the organization is Team Building, Decision Making, Performance Tracking and Strategy, Resource Generation, Communication, Project Curation and many others.

Code for Nepal: Project Co-ordinator (2017 AD – Running)

Nikesh leads and manages different projects of Code for Nepal, before taking lead as Coordinator, he manages AskNepal project, one of the important project of C4N which empowers Nepalese citizens to demand information with the government. C4N is a non-profit organization working to improve the digital literacy and open data sectors of Nepal. As a project coordinator different Tech projects, manage scholarship program, train journalist etc.

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Nepal: Volunteer (2013 AD – Running)

Nikesh is the strong supporter of open source software and a proud volunteer of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Nepal Community and has been actively involved in different community events and coordinate awareness activities. At FOSS Nepal Community he manages social media and volunteers, frequently does blogging and event documentation, organize outreach and represent the community at different colleges events.

Acme Open Source Community (AOSC): Founder President  (2014 AD – 2015 AD) 

AOSC is the open source college club of Acme Engineering College, the main aim of our group is to create a good and perfect platform for open source at Acme.

  • Founder President of Acme Open Source Community(AOSC)
  • Organizer of OpenStreet Map Mapping Party @ Acme Engineering College
  • Organizer of Acme Mozilla Orientation
  • Presenter in Linux Training Program held @ Acme Engineering College

Mozilla Nepal: Firefox Student Ambassador (2013 AD – 2016 AD)

Mozilla Nepal is a group of volunteers working on supporting the Mozilla Project in any ways we can. The objective of the community is to contribute to Mozilla Project as a team, as Mozilla Nepal, instead of individual contributions.

Information Technology Security Emergency Response Team, Nepal: Event Coordinator (January 2015 AD – August 2015 AD )

Information Technology Security Emergency Response Team, Nepal (ITSERT-NP) is a forum for all ICT Security Professional, entrepreneurs and Organizations in Nepal. ITSERT-NP is a non-profitable and non-political organization established in 2014 with main objectives of enhancing local and international cooperation on Information Security IT Security awareness to every level of personnel by organizing different level of programs on different base along with updated and suitable resources.