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Software Product Engineering Conference (SPEC): Colombo – June 2013

Colombo camp community is coming back in June 2013 with the first ever product engineering conference. Software services and outsourced development sector has a strong footprint in Sri Lanka compared to the software product development. However software products have the potential of breaking the barriers of sizes of economics when they are positioned strategically. Leveraging on that aspect requires in-depth working knowledge of how modern day fast moving software products are built worldwide. This event will be an excellent forum to discuss the common problems faced by the product engineering as a whole. Organizers believe that this will be a milestone in the Sri Lankan IT community in bridging the gap in the knowledge and skills.

Content

Keynote

Business Engineering aspects of Products

Guttorm Nielsen

Chief Product Officer @ SuperOffice

Lean Requirements Management Christian Willoch

Chief Information Officer @ Centric

Accelerate your growth with Cloud Torgeir Lyngstad

Chief Technical Officer @ Adra Match

Product Architecture is a specialized niche Ragnar Harper

Infrastructure Architect @ Microsoft

Making quality visible in product engineering Jan Petter Hagberg

QA Manager and Process Architect @ SuperOffice

Mobility needs of modern Enterprise Products Arne Solheim

Chief Technical Officer @ Nordeca Insight

Automation for Productivity Tommy Sivertsen

Product Manager @ Corena

For Whom?

Colombo camp community is inviting CEOs, CTOs, IT Managers, Software team leads and Tech leads to join and get the benefit of this event.

About the Organizers

Colombo camp community is an independent group of software professionals whose goal is the advancement of the Sri Lankan IT community making Sri Lanka a global hub for global IT services. They are famous for a list of camps and conferences in the last few years including Colombo code camp, Agile camp, SharePoint camp, iPhone Dev Camp and Agile Conference.

About the Event

The event will be held on the 14th of June at the Grand Ballroom, Waters Edge. Please visit www.spec.lk for more information.

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2013’s First MobileMonday

MobileMonday Colombo is an initiative of SLASSCOM to create a single forum to bring together the mobile community consisting of the telcos, software providers, hardware suppliers, academia and users. MobileMonday will kick off its first event of 2013 on the 18th of February, 5pm on wards at the Bay Leaf.

The keynote speaker is Dr Geoff Gregson, Associate Professor from the University of Edinburgh. An intriguing topic of Commercializing and protecting your ideas on intellectual properties: Focusing on the Mobile Application Industry would be in discussion. Tickets are priced at Rs. 500 and to register please visit www.mobilemonday.lk.

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Spark IT – Igniting Sri Lankan ICT Industry

Spark IT is competition organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce(CCC) with aims to jump start businesses of local ICT entrepreneurs. Through this competition CCC will create a platform for these entrepreneurs to create better business plans as well as giving access to lucrative investors. CCC are also planning to increase the amount of investment by chamber members to the ICT industry with a target of creating over 100 ICT startups by 2016.

This competition is open for owners of ICT start ups or entrepreneurs with a plan of starting their ICT business. Candidates must first submit the Spark IT application form before 16th February. From all applications 25 will be shortlisted for presentations and interviews. Then the candidates form the top 10-15 presentations will be invited for a workshop where they will work closely with the investment panel to fine tune their business plan.The Finale will be on the 11th of March 2013, from which 5-10 candidates will be chosen as winners.

The top 3 business plans will be awarded prizes while all the winners will be getting a chance to go through the venture engine program which would be kicking off in May 2013. This is a great chance for all ICT entrepreneurs to get guidance from the investor panel, to build connections and also to get media coverage on their start up.

So if you own a start up or have a plan for one, make sure you apply for Spark IT and grab this opportunity.

Click here for more information on Spark IT

Refresh Colombo January Meetup

Refresh Colombo, the monthly meetup of technology experts and professionals will be happening on the 24th of January 5.30pm onwards. You can check out below the interesting topics that are going to be presented at this months event. This is the first meetup for 2013 and we are looking forward to the many informative Refresh Colombo meetups throughout this year.

Spark iT – Empowering ICT entrepreneurship across Sri Lanka
– by The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

How to formulate a content strategy for your website.
– by Shaad Hamid
Great content is at the heart of every marketing campaign. How do you make sure your website’s content is relevant and how to leverage your content for your “brand awareness” and “direct response campaigns”.

The game of juggling balls (Balancing work & life)
– by Ms. Bernadine Jayasinghe
Bernadine is the CEO of Natural Reminders and also the Key to Success Academy and also currently working as an Executive in the corporate division at Union Assurance. She is a committee member of Reacreation Club of UA, Green Champion & the UA toastmaters secretary 2012/2013.

Colombo Agile Conference 2013

On the 23rd of January get ready to learn on agile techniques with two international scrum masters at the Colombo Agile Conference 2013. This event which is organized by the Colombo agile community is the follow up to successful Agile Camp. The main aim of this event is to spreading knowledge, and improving skills related to agile methodologies within the Sri Lankan ICT industry.

The keynote speaker Ilan Goldstein is globally recognized Certified Scrum Trainer (SCT) and is highly experienced in the Agile landscape. He will be joined by Colin Tan, Director of Scrum Australia who has worked in many companies and startups on project management and user experience. These two experts will be presenting on a mix of valuable topics covering the basics as well as advanced areas related to agile management.

For more information on the speakers and the event, visit http://www.colomboagileconference.com/

If you are interested in agile management, this is an event you should not miss!

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CodeFest 2013

To mark a year of successful PHP meetups, Webgurus have organized CodeFest 2013. This event will allow the meetup members the opportunity to team up and showcase their design and development skills. Tourism will be the theme of CodeFest 2013 and teams need to come up with a relevant innovative idea, implement it and finally present it.

CodeFest will be held for two days, on the 19th and 20th of January. The event will kickoff from a presentation on Tourism, then to idea brainstorming and implementation which will surely run through the night till the following morning. The final products and services would be presented on the 20th to judges who will pick a winner. The winning team stands a chance to obtain funding to bring their project to the next level.

Expecting to see a lot of creative and innovative ideas at CodeFest.

For more information visit : http://www.webgurus.lk/codefest2013/

 

Cyber security week 2012 – Sri Lanka

The Cyber security week 2012 organized by Sri Lanka CERT|CC is underway and its 5th Annual conference will be held on the 5th of December. “Strategize….Plan….Act….A recipe for Effective Security” will be the theme of the conference. The conference will feature presentations from noted speakers, panel discussions and a lightning demonstration(an Electronic Banking hack)

On the 6th of December, Technical Workshop 1 will be held on the topic of “OWASP ESAPI: making it work for you”. It will be conducted by Mr. Wong Onn Chee, President, OWASP Singapore Chapter.

On the 7th of December, Technical Workshop 2 will be held on the topic of “Practical secured software security testing “. It will be conducted by Mr. Tin Aung Win, Application Security Advisory Board Member, (ISC)2®.

Click here for more information and registration

Refresh Colombo November Meetup

Refresh Colombo, the monthly meetup of technology experts and professionals will be happening today 22nd of November 5.30pm onwards. You can check out below the interesting topics that are going to be presented and today’s event.See you there!

New dimensions of personal computing with Windows 8 – by Wellington Perera (Director Developer Platform Evangelism, Microsoft Sri Lanka)

The rise of the Social-Phygital world: Where the digital socialsphere meets the physical world of products – by Lee Bazalgette (Director at Colombo Design Studio)

Handy Social Media Statistics for Sri Lanka- by Shehan Selvanayagam (CEO of Loops Solutions)

TED in Sri Lanka

TED is an annual conference held to bring together some of the best intellectuals in the world to share their innovative and creative ideas. TEDx conferences which are organized by independent groups, brings that TED experience to a local stage. This year we have the privilege of having a TEDx conference right here in Colombo thanks to a group of energetic youths headed by Dilumi Dissanayake.

TEDx Youth@Colombo will be held on the 24th of November at Park Street Mews from 6pm onwards.  It will boast a set of exceptional speakers giving presentations in the fields of film, business, social service, entrepreneurship, and innovation under the theme “Powerful Beyond Measure”. For registration and more information visit their site http://tedxyouthcolombo.com. Kudos to the organizing team for bringing this Idea storm to Colombo.