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 ...

Schákàsz Dessert Bar A valuable and welcome addition to the city located at No. 56 Stratford Avenue, Colombo 06. Lovely little dessert bar that’s run by a home-baker and her exuberant business partner. Excellent Créme Brûlée (Rs. 360), Chocolate Tart (Rs. 350) and Cheesecake (Rs. 450). Extremely reasonable prices and absolute value for money. The place has been well designed, it resembles a French ...

Mobitel’s Hackathon – Day Two: The Live Blog Top of the morning to you folks. We are back again at Mobitel’s Innovation Centre for Day 02 of Hackathon 2015 organized by Mobitel. Held at Trace Expert City in Maradana, the event is a 36 hour hackathon culminating in a presentation and an award ceremony incorporated into Google I/O Extended 2015. 12 teams have been selected out of an ...

Mobitel’s Hackathon – Day One: The Live Blog Good morning folks. We’re coming to you live from Mobitel’s Hackathon held at Mobitel’s own Innovation Centre at Trace Expert City in Maradana. As soon as you walk in to the hall, you are greeted by a blast of cool air courtesy of the A/C.Speaking of air, the air inside the Centre is a mixture of excitement with a dash ...

Good morning folks. We’re coming to you live from Mobitel’s Hackathon held at Mobitel’s own Innovation Centre at Trace Expert City in Maradana. As soon as you walk in to the hall, you are greeted by a blast of cool air courtesy of the A/C.Speaking of air, the air inside the Centre is a mixture of excitement with a dash ...

I’m scheduled to talk about how data that is in the hands of private entities at the Open Data Conference in Ottawa May 28-29. While this next generation of “open data” is slowly emerging, key questions and persistent obstacles need to be considered. What sort of incentives lead businesses and nonprofits to decide to share their data assets? How can ...

At FITIS: Amitha Amarasighe on Social Media Amitha Amarasinghe is a name that most people in Sri Lankan social media marketing circles have heard of. Lean and bespectacled, Amitha heads Ogilvy’s social media efforts, and has handled both his fair share of success and controversy. At Galadari, FITIS invited him to speak to an audience of a few dozen top-tier professionals looking to get a handle on social ...

Options for Google Charts In Google chart some different chart type contains different format of data sets Google Chart Tools is with their default setting and all customizations are optional. Every chart exposes a number of options that customize its look and feel. These options are expressed as name:value pairs in the options object. eg:visualization supports a colors option that lets you specify "colors": ...

Fruitcake What This Is A devised performance based on stories from teenagers, directed by Ruvin De Silva…btw look who is doing sound design for this =D Note: This runs on two days – The 29th & 30th FB Event Page

What This Is… IOO: a pretty BIG Show but here’s what their FB Event Page Description reads.. A blend of choral, vocal and instrumental performances, both classical and contemporary, featuring the talents produced and honed at St. Benedict’s College Featuring J. Donald O. Pieries , Benjy Ranabahu & Gavin Senn ( Mirage) Trevin Joseph Voice.Print Revel Crake The Rebels-Band of ...

What can big data contribute to development? Audience at Data for Development session at ICTD 2015 Hernan Galperin from DIRSI had organized a session entitled Data for development: the good, the bad and the ugly. Martin Hilbert was originally featured as the star speaker who would tell the audience about the wonders of big data. Well, he did not turn. So it was left to LIRNEasia, where ...

LIRNEasia systematic review research showcased at ICTD 2015 It was in a difficult-to-find room, as far away as one could get from the conference registration area. But we had 50 engaged participants at the open session on systematic reviews organized by LIRNEasia at ICTD 2015. The presentations are below. Introduction Impact of mobiles Mobile financial services ICT in classroom ICTs in MSME

LAN Hack 2015: Ideas Galore “LAN Hack 2015”, the hackathon we spoke about last week, was held at the YAMU Office over the weekend. It was the quintessential small hackathon: a total of 8 teams registered and spent 24 hours coming up with what they felt was the next big startup while the Takas.lk team went about coaching them and helping them battle-test their ...

Heres couple of most popular evolution of music videos in the Youtube.Evolution of Bollywood Music - Penn Masala, andMime Through Time by SketchSHE. Enjoy, and comment if you know any other relevant ones..............--------------------------------- "A meek endeavor to the triumph" Open Maze by Sampath Jayarathna http://sampathsid.blogspot.com

We are organizing two sessions and are featured in two others. On the first day, 15th May (Friday), the completed and ongoing work on systematic reviews will be showcased at 1100 hrs. The team leaders on the education, mobile money and SME systematic reviews will present their ongoing work. On the same day, at 1530 hrs, LIRNEasia will join its ...

Book Swap Colombo For a completely non-profit venture, ‘Book Swap Colombo’ has been doing surprisingly well. Having lasted a year (and growing stronger each month) the event has survived purely on Colombo’s love for books. Confused? Let us explain. How it all began… A librarian and writer, Chandrika Gadiewasam, was struck with an idea early last year. She wanted to make books more ...

Bigger Prize Pools, New Names, And Many Swaps; RLG DOTA 2 Championship Breaking the silence of game-related news came Redline Gaming’s DOTA 2 Championship, with some interesting incentives on the table: Rs. 250,000 worth of prizes and cash sponsored by Gigabyte (known mostly for their motherboards) and Sennheiser (the audio gear company). The prizepool also made it one of the most lucrative tournaments to date. (Photos by Kaushalya Prabuddha) The whole thing ...

Red Bull Campus Cricket Returns For 2015 Brush the dust off your vuvuzelas! In its fourth successful year, Red Bull Campus Cricket (RBCC) is back to fuel the passions of young Sri Lankan cricketers. This annual international college cricket tournament will give wings to aspiring young cricketers in 200 universities across 8 cricketing nations namely Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the UAE. ...

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