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Live Blog – INFO V 2014: ICT Day of Visakha Vidyalaya (Day 1)

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‘Info V’ 2014,  a Mega ICT exhibition organized by Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo will be held from 21st to 22nd March 2014 at the school premises.

More info: here.

Info about the workshops: here.

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With that, we wrap up for today from this event. See you all tomorrow morning for day 2.

Good Day.

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With those videos, Asela concludes. Token of Appreciation will be given away to him by VP.

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This video as well.

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Asela now shares a game demo where agent tech can be implemented and used for real.

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Anti Virus Apps, Games, E-commerce apps, military apps, and apps like these are examples of Multi Agent Systems. – Asela

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Autonomy, pro-activity, re-activity and Communication and co-operation are few of the features of Agent System. – Asela

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Without Human interaction, a software is nothing.
A agent system does not need a user interaction. It is mostly automated. – Asela

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Asela is explaining what a computer program is.

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Asela will complete the 13.2 unit from the AL ICT syllabus.
Since there are no Grade 13 students, he will be covering the basics.

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Here we go. Asela on stage now.

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We are waiting till the audience take their seat, so that we can start off.

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We are back online.

Fundamentals and applications of agent technology will be the topic for Mr. Asela Neligama.

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The next mini workshop will start at 2 in the evening, till then we are taking a break. 1 more mini workshop to go.

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Geethanjali concludes.

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You can find online learning materials from Oracle Academy site.

https://academy.oracle.com/oa-student_en.html

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There is a perception that men study all he hard subjects and soft ones are studied by women. It is changing and we should chage it. – Geethanjali

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Technology is not stopping innovation. – Geethanjali

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Skills: Solving ability, logical thinking, innovative thinking, writing skills, being able to give presentations, being effective team member, fluency and organizing skills are needed to be in this industry.

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There are so many different kind of opportunities. Even if you dont know any hard programming languages. You can always be a web developer. – Geethanjali

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The computer science offers higher paying job. it is the fastest rowing career in the world. – Geethanjali

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Globally, there are more job opportunities available. across all the industries. There is a skill gap as well. – Geethanjali

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We at Oracle believe CS education is important. You will need to know how to work on a computer. – Geethajali

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Geetanjali shared this video and some otht stuff with us as well.

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Next, we are having Ms. Geetanjali Singh from Oracle Corporation to talk to the crowd about Oracle Academy and Careers in Computer Science.

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Channa shares this video before concluding.

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SocioClean was founded to keep social reputation clean in this growing world of social networking. – Channa

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We need to be mindful There are not only good things, but bad too. Because on the internet, no one knows who is on the other side. – Channa

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The wave is shifting from liking to leading. Changing the way people interact. creating new relationships. – Channa

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Social Media marketing is a two-way communication unlike traditional marketing. – Channa

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oOn Social Media, you cannot control your story, but you can influence how your story is told. – Channa

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The internet is interactive, it is now not one to one, but, many to many. – Channa

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There are good uses of Social Media as well as the negative side. This is very powerful, so this can be very dangerous too. – Channa

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Digital Natives and Immigrants. There are clashes at times. Generation C -> Who always want to create something. – Channa

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Individuals and Organizations are expected to be on Social Media. – Channa

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Social Media is an online tool which allows an exchange of ideas and information.

Microblogs, Social Networking sites, shopping sites, virtual worlds and bookmarking sites are there in the net.

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400 million tweets per day. Channa shares some SM facts with us.

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It took 75 years, 38 years, 13 years and 4 years respectively it took Telephone, radio, television and internet to reach 50 million users . It only took 9 month to Facebook to reach 100 million users. – Channa.

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And now we have Channa De Silva from IBM Corporation who is about to talk on ‘Social Media: Impacts and Implication’

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Deputy Principal will give away the token of appreciation to Himeshi.

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With that video, Himeshi is done with her presentation.

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Himeshi shares this video with us. Enjoy.

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There are competitions for school students as well which is named as ‘Google Code-in’ and you can participate. – Himeshi

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Why wait then? Start now!

codeacademy.com
codeavengers.com
codeschol.com
learnstreet.com
udacity.com
khanacademy.org/cs
are the few sites Himeshi recommends having a look later.

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Flexible time schedules and great atmosphere. Free food as well in this field. – Himeshi

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Being a Software Engineer, you tend to impress people and build a reputation for yourself. – Himeshi

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“Programming teaches you how to think. – Steve Jobs”

You make a lot of money, even anonymously. – Himeshi

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All the time you spend time with Facebook and texting, don’t you think you should consider looking at the software behind it. – Himeshi

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This is what the future gonna look like with Internet of Things and IPv6. – Himeshi

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Himeshi shares this video with us which is embedded in this site.

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/computer-evolution.htm

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Brain Telepathy, synthetic legs, cures and portable devices are some of the fiction to facts we have today. – Himeshi

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Mobile devices are very powerful.

There are many things which fictions became facts. – Himeshi

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It is fair to say that we cannot live without computer these days.

Cloud technology, software services and revolutions. – Himeshi

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Computers are everywhere.

It has revolutionized every aspect of our lives. – Himeshi

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This is himeshi, on the cover of CSE UoM News Magazine

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Himeshi says that she is going to teach this lot about to use their inner super powers.

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For the second session, We have Himeshi De Silva from University of Moratuwa, a past GSOCer. She wishes to speak on ‘Creating software’.

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Deputy Principal of the School will give away the token of appreciation to these representatives from TRC.

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They share this video with us while leaving.
Enjoy.

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With that note, al the ladies from the TRC conclude their session.

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Dont use the same password for your all social media sites. there is a higher chance of all getting hacked once one account is exposed.

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ඔබගෙ ප්‍රතිරුපයෙන් පෙනි සිට නොයෙකුත් වංචා කිරිම Identity theft ය.

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Ms. Niluupule goes further explaining what scams, spams and viruses are, to children.

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Scams, Phishing sites, spam, and malwares like this are all over the internet. Students, specially should be careful with these. – Nilupulee

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Ms. Menaka concludes.

Nilupulee will take over to continue with the rest of the presentation.

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Try to keep minimum of personal information and other stuff in your mobile devices.

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Mobile Phones should be TRC approved these days to be sold in this country. Be aware of thiese things, dont get caught to the wrong people. – Menaka

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Use of Mobile phone is making people anti-social. Isnt this unpleasant? – Menaka

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Don’t go blabber all persona stuff in a crowded area because you get exposed to danger. – Menaka

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Don’t fall for the scams. If you ever get SMS like there confirm it with the respective institutions. – Menaka

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Dont get irritated by nuisance calls. There is a law regarding this issue. Rs 5000 of fine and 3 months of jail. – Menaka

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We are here to help you. We can’t answer if you dont query us, or don’t inform us. – Menaka

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Where we have nearly 20 million population in this country, we have 23 million active mobile devices in this country. – Manaka

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Ms. Menaka Pathirana from Telecommunications Regulatory Commission will take over next.

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Hold your phones from the bottom since the antennas most probably are on the top of the phone.

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Don’t waste your beautiful school life with this dreadful devices. This is just a awareness program, use landline connection whereas possible. Use handfree kits.

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Radiation can effect in many ways too. Avoid use of mobile phones as much as possible while on road, to prevent accidents. Social Media can cause stress related disorders such as depression.

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You can use the time you are on your mobile each day, to study. which will be beneficial for yourself. – TRC representative

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Students shouldn’t bring their phones to School. But at the same time one should use the phone as a safety device for them.

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Representative from Telecommunication and Regulatory Center will do the first presentation on the topic of ‘proper use of mobile phones’.

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To start off the proceedings, we have first mini workshop parallel while the exhibition is going on.

admin Mar 21, 20147:57 am

Good morning folks, we are live here at Visakha Vidyalaya, stay tuned for live updates from the ICT exhibition and workshop sessions.

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