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GAMEFEST ’14 is an Inter University and institute E-Sports tournament hosted by the Gaming Community of SLIIT. This event will be held on 26th & 27th of March 2014 at SLIIT Malabe Campus.

More info: here

 

 

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Ten teams from different universities and one school participated in this year’s Mini Hackathon, which was held at SLIIT on 25 of October 2013. The competition kicked off at 10 AM and spanned for five hours with intense participation from all the teams.  We were asked to build any application under the topic “Learning Environment”. The participants were given the option to select the language they wish to code with.

We were given 30 minutes to brainstorm an idea for an application, preferably a mobile application. After a very enthralling discussion our team decided on developing an Android application for kids. Afterwards when it came to the actual development phase, we divided the work we had ahead among our team members and strived to develop an application that kids found very fun and attractive to work with.

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Our team members were: Nimesha Nishadi, Sara Mahagamarachchi, Devanshi Ganegoda, Christine Glennie.

So what was our application?

Learning science and playing with numbers were never this easy and fun. Now they all are in “ABC”. We had three categories in the menu of our application.

Mathematics: Play with numbers and to sharpen up their skills to add and subtract small numbers.

Science: This mainly had two categories

Animals: A set of animals and their sounds stored, so the kids could learn and identify animals by taping on an animal.

Birds: A collection of birds and teaches kids to how to identify birds by their names.

Quiz: A set of simple questions on the above topics so the kids can do them with their parents.

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SLIIT provides a vital boost to the education sector by providing valuable educational opportunities through scholarships for students in the SAARC region in a range of disciplines at SLIIT.
During the last decade, SLIIT has risen to become one of the top higher educational institutes in the region, offering students high quality, structured academic programs geared to maximise students’ employability and providing highly skilled graduates who fulfill employers’ demands for competent, top-notch professionals.
“Our aim is not only to cater to the local market but to the regional and international markets as well,” opined Professor S. Karunaratne, Chairman of SLIIT.
We have a network of partner universities in Australia, the UK, USA and Canada and students have the opportunity to either graduate from SLIIT or from any one of the institutes partner universities.
Thus SLIIT provides a wide range of higher educational opportunities for students at the institute,” he said.
“Sri Lanka has immense potential, and we wish to spur the growth of the education sector to become an education hub not only in the region, but internationally as well,” said Professor Lalith Gamage, President and CEO of SLIIT.

Source: Daily News

 

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The SLIIT Faculty of Business student community recently hosted the Information Systems and Business Management Students Conference (ISBMSC) 2013 at the auditorium of SLIIT’s expansive Malabe campus.
The conference, now in its seventh year, focused on the theme ‘Re-shaping Tomorrow’s Destiny,’ with emphasis placed on the importance of soft skills in the workplace, considered an essential ingredient sought by employers of today’s graduates.
Chief Guest at the event was Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe – Deputy Governor of Central Bank. Guest of Honour Sujiva Dewaraja – Chairman at SLASSCOM/Executive Vice President at John Keells Group and Dr. Ravindranath delivered speeches on the conference theme.
One of Sri Lanka’s award-winning professional speakers, Danajaya Hettiarachchi, also delivered an inspirational speech at the conference.
A panel discussion on the contemporary topic ‘IT alone is not sufficient to run a business’ and a workshop on ‘Graduate Attributes and Employability’ were held afterwards with the participation of leading figures in the industry.

Source: DailyFT