Nirab Pudasaini

Nirab Pudasaini

Kathmandu, Boudha




I am an open source enthusiast. I am interested in social and mobile technologies. I promote Free and Open Source Software and Open Source Hardware, and advocate Open Data Movement in Nepal. I believe that such a movement will facilitate knowledge sharing eventually leading to developmental activities.

I am also an avid admirer of crowd-sourcing and citizen knowledge. I believe that technology supplemented by crowd-sourced knowledge can get things done more effectively.

Work Experince

  • Mobile Application Developer

Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL), Baluwatar, Kathmandu

January 2013 – Current

At Kathmandu Living Labs, I am responsible for Deployment of Open Source Solutions like Ushahidi, Frontline SMS, Open Data Kit (ODK) and Development of several in house Mobile Applications. I looked after the mobile aspect of the highly successful World Bank supported Full Exposure Survey of wards 4 and 5 of Kathmandu Metropolitan City. I am actively involved in community building activities conducted by KLL. I pilot an UAV and post process the aerial imagery from the Drones to aid mapping.

  • Fellow

Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL), Baluwatar, Kathmandu

August 2013 – December 2013

I d eveloped an Open Source Android app—Mero Bhada Meter—that allows users to calculate taxi meter rates in Kathmandu or provide a real time taxi meter in there phone.The app is already available in the google store and can be downloaded at this link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nirab.merobhadameter

  • Founding Member

Mobera Nepal, Baluwatar, Kathmandu

February 2013 – December 2013

I was a co-founder of Mobera Nepal—a start-up company that was formed in order to provide support to businesses and organization regarding Open source and Open Data solutions in general and OpenStreetMap in particular. I led interesting projects like Map My School, Map My Hospital and Nepal Banda (General Strike) Events. I was also involved in a fellowship with Kathmandu Living Labs during this period.

  • Social Media Marketer

Dibya Hospitality Pvt. Ltd., Dibya Nagar, Kathmandu

June 2012 – January 2013

I was responsible for maintaining company's online image, Facebook and twitter pages, and provided IT consultancy and services as per the need of the company.

  • Blogger

Muktware Magazine, Online Magazine

November 2012 – December 2012

I was responsible for researching and reporting news stories related to Android, GNU Linux and other interesting open source projects. The news stories can be found at http://www.muktware.com/author/nirab

  • Intern

Nepal Telecom, Network Operations Center, Gwarku, Lalitpur

January 2012 – February 2012

I was responsible for installation and configuration of Network Monitoring Systems in context of Nepal Telecom networks.

  • Intern
    Nepal Telecom, IT Directorate, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur

December 2011

I was responsible for observing and studying various technology implemented by Nepal Telecom to provide ADSL service and cache google content.

  • Technical Staff (Part time)

Nep Tec Trade Concern, Computer Bazaar, Putalisadak, Kathmandu

2007 – 2008

I was responsible for repairing and assembling computers.

Other Experiences

  • - Provided a week long Android programming workshop to 7th semester students of Kathmandu University Geomatics Engineering.

  • - Facilitated a week long OpenStreetMap training and supervised mapping workshop done by local farmers and agri entrepreneurs to map their village in OpenStreetMap.

  • - Trained 30 volunteers to collect building attribute data of over 10,000 buildng in Bharatpur municipality.

  • - Conducted over dozen of mapping workshop to college students and NGO's.

  • - Provided a day long OpenStreetMap training to participants of ICIMOD Himalayan SERVIR Youth Forum.

  • - Provided 2 day workshop on blogging technologies to students and faculty of Apex College.

  • - Developed Android App and Web App as a Final Year Undergraduate project titled “Quake React: Application of technology for Earthquake Readiness”


  • Bachelor in Computer Information System

Apex College, Mid-Baneshwore, Kathmandu

2008 – 2012

  • A-Level Science (Physics, Chemistry, Computers)

Xavier International College, Kalopul, Kathmandu

2005 – 2007

  • School Leaving Certificate

Galaxy Public School, Gyaneshwore, Kathmandu

1996 – 2005


  • Computing Skills

  • oProgramming (Android, Java, R, C++, C)

  • oLinux Administration

  • oMobile Technologies

  • oMapping and GIS

  • oOpen Source Technologies (Frontline SMS, Ushahidi, Open Data Kit, OpenStreetMap, Open Drone Map)

  • oWordpress

  • oWeb Development (HTML, CSS, Javascript)

  • o Networking (Basic Networking, SNMP, Cacti, Nagios)

  • Language Skills

  • oEnglish, Nepali and Hindi


  • - Active Mapper in OpenStreetMap.

  • - Contributed code to various Open Source Projects.

  • - Member of Rotaract Club of Baneshwore and involved in various volunteering activities organized by the club.

  • - Member of Pudasaini Maitri Samaj and involved in various volunteering activities organized by the Society.

  • - Volunteer at Open Data Day Nepal 2013 and 2014 and primary contact person for the co-organizers of Open Data Day 2015.

  • - Volunteer at various Open Source Events like Software Freedom Day, OSAC Open Expo.