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Live Blog – The Apprentice: Be Ahead in the Game

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After a successful start up workshop, “Toward Agile” by the ‘DevOps team of National School of Business Management’ in association with ‘99X Technology’ is ready to move on to the next workshop “The Apprentice – Be Ahead in the Game”.

More info: here

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With that, this is team digit, signing off from the venue.

Good Day everyone.

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We are reaching the end of the session today.

Chamodh will deliver the vote of thanks.
He thanks all the panelists for their valuable time.

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we are concluding the panel discussion. Panelists are being thanked.

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With this note, panelists are giving their final remarks.

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When we are selecting people for interns, we dont require them to have management skills. – Hussain

We dont hire managers. There are a lot of opportunities in non developer sector. – Samisa

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We prefer people who have a good online presence. – Hasith

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There are so many other skills organizations are looking for. Not just technical skills. – Hasith

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If you dont have the reason why we should hire you, we dont have any reason to hire you as well. – Hasith

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I dont think i want to expose he questions that i’d be asking in technical interview. :P – Samisa

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If you are starting your startup, you should embrace failure. If you do succeed, the outback would be enormous. – Indika

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The floor is open for questions.

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It is very important that you complete your 1st degree. We encourage interns to complete in and then come back if they want to. – Indika

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We dont want individuals to have the opportunity to being able to be comfortable. – Hussain

The post-internship, we want you to be fully focused if you want to come back. Use your time wisely and connect your dots. – Hasith

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We encourage people to study. Go and ask for more work so that you dont have to face 24+ interviews. – Samisa

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Companies have enough work, but never enough people to do it. Make mistakes and learn from them. Clarify your doubts. – Samisa

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Be very pro-active. Make connections and talk to your leads and provide feedback. – Hussain

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Beside the cash factor, you should be worried about what you are making out of the company. – Indika

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Dont put financial as the main force, Priority should be the passion but money is not the control variable. – Hasith

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As log as you have the fundamentals, you are committed, thats what we want at Leapset. – Indika

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We as a company, we are not a Software service or product company. Technologies come and go. We expect them to have the adaptability and thinking in a user perspective. – Hasith

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You cant learn all the technologies implemented at WSO2, but doors are open and the opportunity is there as well if you are curious. – Samisa

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The interns take and play a major role at all the event take pace at IFS.
There is no specific platform they need to know. – Nalin

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We take interns not only from the tech industry. Management, marketing guys are welcome as well. – Samisa

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We get our interns involved in many processes. Not only in a particular departments. We consider them as a part of the company. – Hussain

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Knowing your fundamentals is very important. It makes your implementing process much easier. – Indika

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We have been providing internships for a long time now. We prefer 6 months and above. We dont have a very strict process or such. We do get our interns to do a lot research and to develop tools. – Nalin

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At the end of the intern program, interns may have gotten fat and diabetics from the free food. :P

We prefer 6 month intern programs. Interns wont be spoon fed, it is a self learning process. Our experience shows it works. This structure works. – Samisa

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aeturnum will give a brief intro of their intern program.

Unfortunately we cant take everyone. We have a selection criteria. Depending on the skill gap, there is a bit of training period. – Hussain

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When we take interns, we take them for the attitude. We do a lot of rotations to many departments. We actually promote them to study well. This is the time where some find their passions.

This is what we do in a broader concept. Our interns should be powerful to run their own things, no one will spoon feed them and thy will update the progress without being asked for. – Hasith

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We have one month practice process where the intern learns how stuff work at Leapset, and then next step would be where the intern will pitch an idea.

They also have to convince the Senior Management why their product is good and how it will be beneficial for leapset.

They will execute the idea till the end with the guidance of the leads. – Nalin

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Chathu: we couldn’t find any internship materials in your site. Can you give us some pointers?

Hussain: We look at it from a Swimming Pool perspective. We put our interns to training and then they get exposed.

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Nalin: Intership is an opportunity to test the water from the shore. They get an understanding of how it is to work in the industry.

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Samisa: We at WSO2 find interns very important. We encourage interns to be a part of open source culture and to develop soft skills.

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Hasith: we see internship is a platform to find your passions where you get exposed to the industry.

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They have some pre-defined questions.

How does your company sees internships?
Indika: We try to guide them to build. We see them as someone to execute an idea.

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Chathu and Pasindhu will join the panel discussion to moderate.

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Each panelist will introduce themselves and the company they are from.

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Nalin Sugathapala, Manager of Training at IFS
Indika Trantigoda, Technical Lead at Leapset and
Samisa Abeyasinghe from WSO2 will join the panel as well.

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Hussain Shabir, CTO, Head of Operations at aeturnum will also speak.

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Next up we have a panel discussion. Hasith Yaggaahawita is on stage to introduce 99xTechnology and about the work they do.

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My internship was a stepping stone for me. Give all what you got and you will get the best out of it as well.

Rashmika concludes.

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At the end of the internship you make life long friends. Get exposed to everything. Connect the dots. – Rashmika

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In my final year project, i weekly updated my lead with the work i did and they were impressed with me.

Make connections. Adapt to the culture. Be a part of the community. – Rashmika

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Team work is the most interesting one. Our knowledge is almost similar, so you learn.
2 heads are better than one. – Rashmika

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Dont make assumptions and get blasted. Clarify with your lead about what needs to be done. – Rashmika

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Having a good Attitude is everything. They hire for attitude and train the skills. – Rashmika

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with an internship, you can get easily into the IT industry. Rashmika is now an intern at 99xTexhnology.

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Next up, we have Rashmika from UoM is on the stage to speak to the crowd.

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Challenge yourself, face competitions and develop your knowledge in presentation skills. It is beneficial for everyone.

Never ever give up.

My mom gave up all her jewelry to send me to first year of my studies.

Shafraz concludes.

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And then moving on, we have Shafraz Rahim from Dialog Axiata will address the gathering. A motivational speech and his experience is what he is going to talk about.

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To start off the proceedings, Chathu from NSBM welcomes the gathering.

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Good Morning everyone. We are Live from NSBM for #TheApprentice #lka workshop by NSBM DevOps.

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