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Live Blog – DevFest Sri Lanka by Google Developeres Group

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We are live from the event at the moment.  Stay tuned for more live updates.

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Thats it folks. This is digit.lk team, signing of from the event.

Good night.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20138:35 pm

Winners of the Photo Uploading Competition are being awarded by Mr. Rohan.

Google Sri Lanka entrepreneur week will be heading at this exact same location from coming Monday to Friday.

Group Photo time.

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Since we are running out of time, no questions are asked from Mr. Bhagya.

Winners of the Photo Contest and Quiz competition are about to be revealed.

All the winners from the Quiz competition are being awarded t-shirts as prizes by Ms. Chelle. (DevFest T-shirts)

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2 days ago Gogle App Engine latest update was released and its free.

Mr. Bhagya briefs on Google Cloud Challenge, where the winning price is 20,000 USD.

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He also shows us a demo on how to work with the environment that he have made, which will allow you to experience Google App Engine.

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Mr. Bhagya shares one of his own projects with us. If interested, follow these instructions mentioned below.

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“know your limitations before you jump in”. – Mr. Bhagya.

List of services which uses search-engines.

GeoLanka.com
KhanAcademy.com
Snapchat.com

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Mr. Bhagya also explains series of Services and APIs which you can use to enhance your work and get the most out of it.

Channel
Logo etc..

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Mr, Bhagya is asking series of questions from the audeince regarding the programming languages they know.

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If you cant do something, hire someone who can do it for you. – Mr. Bhagya.

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Mr. Bhagya explains about some excuses some users come across while getting an idea and also gives solutions to it. So that developers can come across their fears.

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Now, Mr. Bhagya Nirmaan take on to the stage and will deliver a speech on “Getting your next big idea to live on the cloud with Google AppEngine “.

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With that successful presentation and the Demo, Mr. Chatura leaves. That sure does left the crowd mesmerized.

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Mr. Chatura is showing us a demonstration on how to create fragments for different orientated Android devices.

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Mr. Chatura is going thoroughly on Android Frangments and developing them. He is about to show a demo as well.

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Mr. Chatura talks about Fragment related classes.

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Android Fragments were introduced in Android 3.0 and helps to create dynamic and flexible UI design on large screens.

-Mr. Chatura.

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Mr. Chatura Dilan takes on to the stage and is willing to speak on ” Building Dynamic UIs with Android Fragments “.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20136:48 pm

Mr. Hasith just went through all 5 Principle for large scale App development. He shares a picture and says ” Happy JavaScripting”.

Since no questions were asked by the crowd , he leaves.

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Mr. Hasith also talks about Maintenance Cost. ( Layer and Feature)

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” when you break you apps into small byte sized chunks, you need to handle your dependencies ”

- Mr. Hasith.

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Use different languages to enhance the performance. Don’t make your app look like a Swiss Knife. – Mr. Hasith.

Mr. Hasith talks about the Principle he follows to develop Large Scale Apps.

1. Moving the state out of the DOM.
2. Know your responsibilities.
3. Being self contained.

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“If you expect JavaScript to do any real work, treat it as a real language”. – Mr. Hasith

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Mr. Hasith Yaggahawita is on the stage to talk about “Large scale application development with Java script/HTML5 “.

It is Mr. Hasiths’ birthday today and he was honoured by Mr. Rohan by playing a Happy Birthday Song Video. The crowd wished him as well.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20136:04 pm

Mr. Nayana is answering some questions from the crowd. One was question was raised about Google’s latest technology called ‘Humming Bird’ and Search Engine Optimizations Techniques.

He leaves.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20135:59 pm

Google have seen 800 different ways of name “Brittney Spears”. Says Mr. Nayana.

The crowd is awe-shocked.

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Mr. Nayana explains how a new technology/feature to enhance the Google Search Results have to go through a particular process before it is launched.

“Google is simplifying Search”

-Mr. Nayana.

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“Caches are your friends”. – Mr. Nayana.

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Mr. Nayana goes through on Servings for Queries.

Resource Management

- Memory access is cheap.
- Networking is expensive.
-Disk is more expensive.

All available resources should be utilized to understand these constrains.

-Mr. Nayana.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20135:35 pm

Google does not go through all the 60 trillion pages for your query. They use an indexing method where they keep all the pages sorted out in a particular way. -Mr. Nayana.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20135:33 pm

There are about 60 trillion pages on the internet. – Mr. Nayana.

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Mr. Nayana Samaranayake takes the microphone and to the stage to talk on “How Google search works”.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20135:25 pm

We are back after the Tea break. The phase two of todays event may begin in a while.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20134:47 pm

Everyone is being invited for a break. Tea is served. Be right back.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20134:44 pm

Smartphones are not Phone anymore. They are converged devices. – Mr. Chaminda.

Mr. Chaminda answers some questions from the audience, regarding the memory capacity, researches in Sri Lanka and the price ranges.

He departs with this picture shared.

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NFC is a Mature technology , Enabled on mobile devices, more securer, Reduces issues with cash and Environmental friendly.

- Mr. Chaminda.

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NFC is taking over Bluetooth little by little. NFC also can be used for Marketing and Healthcare, which are yet to be seen in Sri Lanka.

NFC is based on Green Technology .

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NFC can be very useful in identification process. Imagine NFC enabled Business cards. Possibilities are huge.

- Mr. Chaminda.

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Mr. Chaminda explains the difference between Offline and Online payment method.

He also talks about Payment trends.

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1 of 5 phones, will be NFC enabled by 2014.

Mr. Chaminda says he is pretty sad about iOS not embracing NFC technology.

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Mr. Chaminda speaks about NFCs and their technology.

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Mr. Chaminda Ranasingheakes the stage and is about to talk on

“Using Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology with Android Platform ”

Mr. Chaminda is the founder of IdeaHub.

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Mr. Hasitha concludes his session with this note.

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To learn about “Go” language, Please do visit golang.com. The takeaway from this session is, Learn different languages which will benefit you in the future. Mr. Hasithas’ personal resolution is to learn a new language every 2 years.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20133:48 pm

Mr. Hasith shows some examples of Regex, Sed,and Awk, And then talks about Googles’ very own programming language, “Go”.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20133:41 pm

Python and YAML are few of the languages which we use daily. – Mr. Hasitha.

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Mr. Hasithas’ personal view is “everyone should know at-least a language”.

He went through C/C++ and now is going through Perl language.

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Mr. Hasitha shows some examples on Basic Language and Modern Languages.

He also shares a joke on “The evelution of a Programmer”. http://www.ariel.com.au/jokes/The_Evolution_of_a_Programmer.html

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He begins from the bottom. Expalins Machine / Assembly Language. And also explains about how it got extinct and Developers cam up with advanced languages so and so.

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Mr. Hasitha explains the differences between Human and Machine Languages. And he comes into a conclusion that both are pretty much the same. Functions are pretty much the same, he says.

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Hasith goes through a list of PC languages which were invented, accordingly.

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Mr. Hasitha takes the stag and is about to talk on Differences in Programming Languages.

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This event is also being live streamed on Youtube. Link–> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKGdkEEpAZY

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20133:04 pm

Google Cloud Competition will be happening very soon.

Ms. Chelle departs and a video is being played right now by Rohan, on making this event a reality.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20132:58 pm

A chance for everyone to develop their app and to deploy it in their own clouds, and a sum of 2000$ for their development, will be given away to all the participants who participated today.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20132:55 pm

16250 Active participants from Sri Lanka for Google Pulse Speech in the last 6 months.

- Chelle.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20132:50 pm

The early adaptors are the one who share the word. Their reviews mean a lot to Google. ” Innovation is not instant perfection”.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20132:47 pm

Ms. Chelle talks about why innovation is important.
“Think Big, Start Small”

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She shares a picture of hers with a Google Glass. And asks the audience whether they like to try a Google Glass once and whole audiences’ hands go up.

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Ms. Chelle agrees to offer a Google Glass to anyone (her version) who will come up with an definition for the word “innovation”. And an audience grabs it away quickly with a definition of his own.

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Mr. Rohan says that these audience are the engine room to drive the change in SL.

And he Welcomes Ms. Chelle Gray ,the Keynote speaker.

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Mr. Rohan says that the Geeks in SL are the core of their existence,

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 28, 20132:32 pm

Rohan and Keshan starts off this event with an Intro video of themselves.

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The event just kicked off. An announcement was made that there is a photo competition. 5 winners will be choosen and be given away goodies.

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Many GDG events are happening all around the world today. You can check it out here in the link below.

https://developers.google.com/events/

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Picture credit : Gayan Wijewickrama.

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Google I/O 2013 Intro video.

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The event ma kick off in a while as soon as the room will be filled with the guests and audiences.

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Intro videos about Google DevFest all around the world is being streamed on the screen.

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diGIT team is live from from the Google DevFest Sri Lanka meetup.

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