Although we weren’t around to witness it, the Sinhala Translate Week spawned a major success: the MORA Translate Run. This event, held on the 5th of September, was organized by the Faculty of Information Technology of the University of Moratuwa. Dulshani Gunawardhana, a student of UoM and a Google Map Maker, sent us the following account: […]
As we often say here, Sri Lanka’s been at the receiving end of a series of hackathons lately. Barely a month goes by without a new hackathon breaking the silence. Initial hackathons were held mostly by developer communities: now we’re seeing a shift towards industry giants actively lending a hand and rolling their own shows. […]
Usually, career changes are the last thing we’d talk about. Yet in these few days, two individuals – who’ve not just worked hard for their respective organizations, but come to represent them to the Sri Lankan tech community – have lain down their banners and gone on. First up is Imran Furkan, the extremely active […]
“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 making 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. […]
If you drop by the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute today, you’ll see us scattered all over the pace, prowling between the lines of a seated audience. That’s because it’s the Junior World Entrepreneur Forum here today. It’s a local extension of the much larger world Entrepreneurship forum happening in lands across the sea. Today, we’re looking […]
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