Author: GDG Sri Lanka

Google I/O Extended 2017 [Live]

  The most awaited event of the year, ‘Google I/O Extended 2017’ powered by Google Developer Group Sri Lanka and Dialog Ideamart is now unveiled. The wait is over. Registrations started at 5.30pm. The registration counters are crowded with hundreds and hundreds of enthusiastic participants. This evening, for sure will blow the minds of everyone with a revolutionizing experience. Stay tuned for more updates from our official pages on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.   The magnificent evening has begun. All the participants were warmly welcomed by Roshan Gardiarachchi, Manager of Ideamart, Dialog Axiata. He did not forget to thank all the media partners and the organizations who supported to make ‘Google I/O Extended 2017’ a reality.   Google is a vibrant platform which has assisted the social community in diverse aspects . Prashanthan Balakrishnan, Google Country Marketing Consultant created awareness on Google and its services. He emphasized on services such as Google Search, Youtube, Android, Play Store which are some of the most wanted from the tech community. Furthermore, he elaborated on the opportunities such as Google Summer of Code that are open up for the techies scattered all around.     Tharaka was the one to talk about the journey of Google Developer Group Sri Lanka starting from the I/O 2016. He explained how each and every member contributed towards the success of every event. After a brief...

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DevFest 2016 [Live]

It’s 8am on Sunday, the 6th of November 2016. GDG Devfest being a global event,the Sri Lanka Season  just started at ICBT Auditorium, Bambalapitiya. This year, the event themed with Fast | Efficient | Secure | Tidy development of Android and Cloud Applications,GDG DevFest 2016  started off with nearly 100 participants for the Codelab sessions.The registration continued till 8.30am.   The first Codelab session,’Analytics for Firebase’ was conducted by Albert Padin (GDE for Cloud) started at 8.30am.He shared his knowledge on analytics using Firebase and user retention together with a very interactive hands-on session.”Today’s Codelab is a hunger game.Only few survive at last”, he told, emphasizing the importance of fighting with the code till you get the best output.Students were privileged to clarify their doubts during the hands-on session from the Google expert. Its 10.30 am, the next and final Codelabs session was conducted by Keshan Sodimana,Country Engineering Consultant at Google and Pasindu De Silva , Open Source Developer at Google on “Building your own TTS voice”. The intention of the session was to understand basics of Thrax, How to use it write text norm grammar rules and finally creating such TTS in your own. The participants eagerly gave their effort to reach this outcome and finally they were given opportunity to discuss and inquire on any explanations.   Its 12.15pm, the most awaited moment of the day, registrations...

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DevFest 2016 Sri Lanka

Introduction The DevFest is; without doubt, the most important developer event in any GDG’s calendar, and Sri Lanka is no exception. This year, our plan is to take another step forward with the things we learned from last year’s DevFest as well as the events that we conducted afterwards. Event Outlook We plan to address app development in four categories and will discuss how to make apps Fast Apps should be responsive to users and perform their intended tasks in times that are perceived fast by users. We will showcase the methods and tech needed to achieve app speed...

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