These film photographs are hard won victories from my non digital photography days. A time of despairing struggle. Trying to understand the voodoo of F-stop and aperture. Recorded by piles of over or under exposed disasters. Took me years to realise the cause. Technical incompatibilities between my ancient Nikon’s “semi automatic” settings and its Sigma…

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Chronicling Cutting Edge 2015 Organized By IIT – Day 02 We were back again at IIT for the second and final day of Cutting Edge 2015. The projects were mainly from the first, second and final year students of both batches with the third year students taking a hiatus as they’re taking part in internships to prepare themselves for the final year of the programmes. Thus far we had seen ...

Chronicling Cutting Edge 2015 Organized By IIT – Day One Informatics Institute of Technology (or just IIT for short) is a leading University in Sri Lanka offering Bachelors and Masters programmes in business and Information Technology. Each year the management of IIT along with the students combine forces to bring to life “Cutting Edge” A tech exhibition showcasing the awesome talents of IIT’s students. Participation is voluntary and students from ...

When the President of the Treasury Board of Canada comes to a conference and delivers a serious speech you know that the government takes the subject seriously. And the effort IDRC out into its organization showed it was a high priority for them too. It was a long way to go to speak for 15 minutes, but luckily the listening ...

Pulz ’15 – Not Your Average IT Day Ye average School IT day is not that entertaining, It usually involves a small gathering of students in a hall with speeches about how IT is and what we’re expected to do to make IT work for us. Well, this too is an IT Day. There are speeches. There is a hall. But there’s a small difference. The small gathering ...

UCSC Research Symposium 2014/2015 Sri Lanka’s utmost university event, “UCSC Research Symposium 2014/2015” organized by the University of Colombo School of Computing was successfully held on 29th of April, 2015 for the 7th consecutive year at the New Arts Theater. This event creates an invaluable opportunity for the immediate 4th year pass-out students to present and promote their final year research projects and ...

Chronicling Aces Coders v5.0 – 2 Days In Kandy Remember how we said that most hackathons and code competitions are Colombo-centric? Well, there’s always the rare exception. This time, we found ourselves in Kandy: more specifically Peradeniya: even more specifically the University of Peradeniya. Each year, this magnanimous university hosts what they claim is the largest coding competition in the country. Titled “Aces Coders’, the event is organized ...

INET Colombo 2015 – 20 Years of Internet in Sri Lanka The Internet’s something we generally take for granted, at least until the usual service breakdown occurs. However, very few of us actually know how it came to be. INET Colombo 2015, held on 9th June 2015 at the Kingsbury, chose to showcase the development of the Internet. It was sponsored by Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, Dialog Axiata PLC, the ICT Agency ...

I was sending email to Sri Lanka from around 1991 through LAcNET, but many do not consider that real Internet because it was store-and-forward by Sanjiva Weerawarana at Purdue using MCI Friends and Family calling plans that we all contributed to. So after they officially launched in April 1995 and then finally got SLT to connect the wires properly on ...

Good afternoon lady geeks and gentlegeeks. We’re coming to you live from the Dialog Future Arcade where preparations are under way for IdeaBash 2015. Held annually, the concept behind IdeaBash is to retrospect Ideamart’s journey so far, share learnings and Ideamart developer success stories, announce the latest Ideamart technological advancements available for developers, provide opportunity for young Sri Lankan talent, ...

ACES Coders v5.0 – The Biggest Coding Event By IT Students, For IT Students If you thought hackathons were Colombo-centric, think again. Travel with us to Peradeniya to witness ACES Coders v5.0, the Ultimate Coding competition for undergraduates. Organized by the Association of Computer Engineering Students, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, ACES Coders is an overnight hackathon held at the Faculty of Engineering premises. The event will kickoff at 6pm on the 13th ...

The film “Yamu”! pioneered the profitable marketing of Sri Lankan cinema to a global audience. It’s international success story has made the film THE model for “selling” Sri Lanka’s art, literature, music and other “cultural exports” to the world. This view is misguided. It ignores the uniqueness of the film’s success. Which according to wiser… ...

INET Colombo 2015 is happening Image taken from http://factor-tech.com INET Colombo 2015, the largest Internet event in Sri Lanka will be held on 9th June 2015 at The Kingsbury, Colombo. The event, organized by the Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter, is sponsored by Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (Platinum sponsor), Dialog Axiata PLC (Anniversary Main Sponsor) amd ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (National Partner). In ...

WSIS is the is the UN’s annual gathering of ICT for Development stakeholders.  The main organisers are ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, though there is significant participation from other agencies such as UNDESA, FAO, UNEP, WHO, UN Women, WIPO, WFP, ILO, WMO, UN, ITC, UPU, UNODC, UNICEF and UN Regional Commission .   The 2015 WSIS Forum, held in Geneva 25-29 May, was ...

Chart Types and Data Models in Google Charts Different data model is need for different chart types. This post is basically covering google chart types and support of data models. Bar charts and Column chartEach bar of the chat represent the value of elements of x-axis. Bar charts display tooltips when the user hovers over the data. For a vertical version of this chart called the 'column chart'.Each ...

Good evening folks. It’s that time of the year again. No it’s not Christmas, but something like it. It’s Google I/O. Google I/O Extended LK to be more precise. There’s a whole lineup of announcements and cool stuff waiting to be unveiled. As always, stay tuned with us for the next 12 hours as we bring you the latest with regard ...

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