The Techkatha Big Meetup: 3D Printers, HackerNest and more Techkatha’s Big Meetup – held on the 12th of July at the DHPL building (Microsoft Sri Lanka’s HQ, basically)  - was pretty cool. Not only did it bring around a 100 geeks together, it got them to listen to a couple of other geeks with microphones – and not only did people listen, they actually had fun. That’s rare enough to deserve ...

TechKatha and HackerNest to kick off on Saturday! Great news for all techies: two excellent meetups are happening on the same day, and they’re both free. More to the point, they’re being held at the same place (the DHPL building in Nawam Mawatha – Microsoft territory) on the same day – Saturday, the 12th of July, from 9AM to 5PM. Food and drinks on the house. Interested? Click ...

Fundamental building blocks of event processing There are seven fundamental building blocks of event processing. Some building blocks contain references to others. The event producer represents an application entity that emits events into the event processing networks (EPN) The event consumer is an application entity that receives events, Simply it consumes an event The event processing agent building block represents a piece of intermediary event processing ...

On 25th June at Google I/O, India smartphone manufactures took the privilege of being under the global limelight. Google announced that they’ll be teaming-up with India’s leading brands such as Karbonn, MicroMax and Spice to release Android One – a range of smartphones feasible for the common man’s wallet while confirming to Google’s specs. However, before Android One could steal ...

Ajahn Brahm's Visit to Sri Lanka I was not aware that something formal was there but it seems Sri Lankan devotees of Brahmavanso Mahathera already were organized into a society. He had visited Sri Lanka before and conducted training sessions, retreats few times. There are some translations of books by Ajahn in Sinhala. Among urban Buddhists his name has become popular recently. This time the main ...

UXColombo: the 7 Precepts of 99X by Hasith Yaggahawita The 19th of June -yesterday- saw us at UXColombo, arguably one of Sri Lanka’s largest niche tech meetups. In a speech titled “creating a UX culture – 7 secrets that worked for us”, Hasith Yaggahawita, 99X Tech Manager and Javascript guru, spoke at length about certain fundamentals that became cornerstones in their UX work processes. While UXColombo went on to ...

2014 Disaster Risk Reduction Public Lecture: Regional Readiness A lecture on disaster risk reduction was organized on Thursday 19th June at the Sri Lanka Foundation to consolidate knowledge on the subject in Sri Lanka and share it with other countries, private sector organizations and the general public. The keynote speaker at the event was Dr Stuart Weinstein, Assistant Director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre USA who spoke ...

This is disaster risk reduction week in Sri Lanka. Nothing official, but we decided some time back that tsunami commemoration is better done in the middle of the year, than in the last week of December when everything, including our brains, shuts down. I learned this from my children’s schools where they celebrate half-birthdays for kids whose birthdays are inconveniently ...

Sunday Morning Recap: June 15th, 2014 E3 has stolen the spotlight. Well, not stolen, per se: it’s E3. The Entertainment Electronic Expo, the biggest trade fair in the video game industry, has been a showstopper past compare for so many years that it’s actually been difficult dragging our eyes off the latest Lara Croft game to focus on the “mundane”, like Google buying another company or ...

Social media marketing refers to the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites.[1]Social media marketing programs usually center on efforts to create content that attracts attention and encourages readers to share it with their social networks. The resulting electronic word of mouth (eWoM) refers to any statement consumers share via the Internet (e.g., web sites, social ...

LIRNEasia Research Manager Roshanthi Lucas Gunaratne presented the National Broadband Initiatives of India, Malaysia and Indonesia during the International Broadband Roundtable session at the CPR LATAM (http://www.cprlatam.org/) in Bogota on 30th May 2014. The purpose of this conference was to bring together scholars, members from the private sector and regulators to learn from the studies and experiences that all of them have ...

Event-based programming This post look on how applications components typically interact. Event-based programming, also called event-driven architecture (EDA) is an architectural style in which one or more components in a software system execute in response to receiving one or more event notifications. 1. Request-response interactions Client formulate a request, It is sent across the internet to a web server. Client wait while ...

A Hack to Remember:  TADHack Sri Lanka 2014 hSenid’s Mobile’s TADHack Sri Lanka was very busy. In fact, folks, that’s an understatement. Some 14 teams coded through the night of 6th June, powered by Redbull and Cioconat lounge coffee. Here’s the list: Express Way E-ticketing The goal of this project is to simplify the process of ordering bus tickets and by extension reduce the waiting times at bus ...

The definitive Sri Lankan road film (“movie” for American speakers) has finally arrived. “Yamu!” is a critical and box office success because it manages the impossible. It lets the viewer experience the layered contradictions of being Sri Lankan in a very entertaining way. The “local” audience, irrespective of their language will “get it”. So will […] ...

Today we can find number of styles of event processing languages in used. Rule-oriented languages that use production rules Rule-oriented languages that use active rules Rule-oriented languages that use logic rules Imperative programming languages Stream-oriented languages that are extensions of SQL Other stream-oriented languages Now we will categorized existing CEP products or engines in to above list Language style Language ...

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