Basanta Shrestha
Network Engineer
OLE Nepal

Basanta has a Masters in Information Technology from Sikkim Manipal University of India, and has been working in the IT sector for the past nine years. He has been involved in OLE Nepal’s network team for almost three years setting up networks in remote public schools. Currently he is also looking after the computer and network systems of OLE Nepal.

In the past, Basanta has led the development of Nepali Localized Linux distribution, Nepalinux. His roles included integrating nepali keyboard input system, coordination of localization of mozilla-firefox and gnome, system testing and integration testing of different applications for Nepalinux.

Basanta is one of the founding members of Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) Nepal Community. He is a FOSS enthusiast and has been involved in various FOSS activities like awareness building, migration and training. He is also a RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE).