It’s simple. e-Swabhimani, the National e-Content awards program, is rolling again – and in case you missed the cue, the deadlines close on the 25 of August, 2014. This time, as always, there are multiple categories to choose from: e-Government and Institutions e-Health and Environment e-Learning and Education e-Entertainment and Games e-Culture and Heritage e-Science […]
ICTA’s eLibrary “Nenasala” Program recently received a $1 million boost courtesy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their work in bringing technology to people. The eLibrary program (eNLP for short) operates out of some 283 Nenasala centers in rural areas across the island, providing free computer and Internet access to those in the locale. Initially begun […]
“”Hackathon”: a portmanteau of the words “hack” and “marathon“, where “hack” is used in the sense of playful, exploratory programming, not its alternate meaning as a reference to computer crime. The term seems to have been created independently by both the developers of OpenBSD and the marketing team of Sun; these usages both first happened in 1999.” - Wikipedia It doesn’t […]
“Alibaba, the biggest eStore in China, has more total gross value of merchandise stockpiled than the entirety of Amazon in the US. So they thought: why don’t we have a sale? Now, China has a large population that is single – simply because nowadays, one of the “unofficial” requirements to be a partner is to […]
“Technology in itself is neutral. Science is neutral. But historically, technology has been used by those in power to remain in power. The point I’m maling is, ICT has its good sides and bad sides. We have this rhetoric from the World Bank saying that if you invest in broadband, your GDP will go up. […]
Last Tuesday, the 99X Technology 3rd floor meeting room/auditorium was packed with developers from various companies here in Sri Lanka. The reason for this large gathering was of course, the Colombo Architecture meetup.
Well, we aren’t sure if boot camp is the proper word, since the event didn’t resemble anything out of a boot camp in the movies. Instead of disgruntled military types we found devs from 99X Technology sharing their knowledge. What did we learn? Read on and find out!
Bend it Like Gigabyte – a FIFA 14 tournament organized by Redline Technologies - kicked off in the lobby of Majestic City with some fierce football rivalry on the 2nd of August, becoming the first Gamer.LK-sanctioned ‘ranked’ FIFA 14 tournament in Sri Lanka.
On the 19th Saturday, the Yarl IT Hub had their second meet-up for this year in TCT hall at 1 PM. Quite a few things were discussed - including Steve Jobs and digital marketing and when the next Yarl Geek Challenge would take place.
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