TweetupSL 5 (Pic Credits @nHiRanZ)
The most anticipated event of the Sri Lankan Twittersphere, #TweetupSL is around the corner, just few more days to go! Keeping the tradition of annual events, TweetupSL 5 will be held on 20th of December 2014 at Orion City Car Park Premises. This time, the Principal Sponsor would be Mobitel Sri Lanka and they have more than Tshirts to give to the tweeps during the event! A grand carnival atmosphere is planned for the tweeps to get engaged in interactive activities with other tweeps.
So, what is TweetupSL? TweetupSL is the annual gathering of the Twitter users of Sri Lanka, where tweeps meet in person. This is an event that allows tweeps to take forward the networking that was limited to keyboards in previous instances. Tweeps meet in person, some of them meet each other for the first time and for some, it is one of their regular meetups with their Twitter friends.
TweetupSL is not limited to networking, it also allows Twitter users to have fun in a carnival atmosphere. Many games and activities are planned for the day, where tweeps can take part in these activities as a group or individually.
Another interesting aspect of TweetupSL is the voting and prizes! With the election fever hitting the town, Twitter community also has its own election allowing tweeps to vote for their favourite tweeps under 13 categories, which are highly unique to Twitter behaviors. Some of the unique awards are hashtagaholic, instagramaholic, Twitter news breaker of the year and Twitterholic. Most interestingly, TweetupSL voting also include crowning Mr. Tweep and Ms. Tweep, which are considered to be the most highlighted segments of the event.
So, interested in TweetupSL? J You need to get yourself registered to attend TweepupSL 5. It is a must for you to have a Twitter account to attend TweetupSL 5 and also your account needs to be at least one month old. If you qualify in these criteria, log into www.TweetupSL.org to get yourself registered.
TweetupSL also focuses on ‘social good’ while allowing Tweeps to network and have fun. All the tweeps attending the event have to purchase a coupon worth of Rs. 200/=. The proceedings will be allocated to serve the community in need, in due course. Therefore, TweetupSL is not only about fun, but also making a positive impact on the society to spread the message of love and harmony.
Want to know about past TweetupSL events? Check out our TweetupSL coverage:
Video captured from TweetupSL 4
2014 takes off with 2 Great sessions at Sri Lanka .Net Forum January Meetup. More info on this event can be found here.
Senaka Weerasooria, Vice President, Information and Communications Technology Cluster, FINCO Group of Companies (Left) flanked with David Ooi, Regional Director for Server and Network Platform Solutions, NEC Asia Pacific at the opening ceremony of the NEC Concept Store in Sri Lanka
NEC Asia Pacific, a leading IT and network solutions provider and systems integrator based in Singapore, and a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation (HQ: Japan), launched its total IT platform solutions to meet the growing IT needs of the country’s vibrant business environment. NEC’s also introduced its first concept showroom together with Finco Technologies (Pvt) Ltd at Galle Road, Colombo.
A gala launch took place at Cinnamon Grand Colombo under the patronage of Chief Guest Dr. Kumara Hirimburegama -Vice Chancellor (University of Colombo), Senaka Weerasooria, Vice President, Information and Communications Technology Cluster, FINCO Group of Companies, David Ooi, Regional Director, NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Yuichi Aoki, Senior Manager, NEC Corporation, Nopanant Worawatanakan, Senior Manager, NEC Thailand and other invitees representing a cross section of business segments in Sri Lanka.
Chief Guest Dr. Kumara Hirimburegama -Vice Chancellor (University of Colombo) addressing the gathering
From Left David Ooi, Regional Director for Server and Network Platform Solutions, NEC Asia Pacific presents The maneki-neko (Japanese figurine) while Senaka Weerasooria, Vice President, Information and Communications Technology Cluster, FINCO Group of Companies presents a traditional Sri Lankan sculpture signifying the strong relationship between NEC and FINCO Technologies
“NEC is excited to be launching its widely-acclaimed total IT solutions, which encompasses software and hardware solutions, to advance the productivity of businesses in Sri Lanka,” said David Ooi, Regional Director for Server and Network Platform Solutions, NEC Asia Pacific. “We look forward to working with Finco Technologies to bring to the local business market our NEC ExpressCluster X from the NEC HA eBox, which holds the lead market share in the Asia Pacific region, along with the selection of Business PCs, which are set to benefit the performance and efficiency of enterprise users,” he added.
Ruwan Bandara – General Manager Finco Technologies welcoming the invitees at the official launch ceremony
NEC’s Fault-Tolerant (FT) Server, NEC HA eBox and NEC Business PCs (NEC VersaPro Type VB, VersaPro VH, VersaPro Ultralite VG)was introduced and showcased at the event in Sri Lanka.
“FINCO Technologies will deliver further value-addition with its consultancy services, and guarantee reliable and timely maintenance through its support services,” said Senaka Weerasooria, Vice President, Information and Communications Technology Cluster, FINCO Group of Companies.
David Ooi, Regional Director for Server and Network Platform Solutions, NEC Asia Pacific addressing the gathering
NEC Business PCs including the VH, VG and VB series of NEC Business PCs are designed to provide the power-performance balance required by business professionals on the go. The NEC VersaPro Type VB, is a semi-ruggedized business PC with a water-resistant keyboard and a scratch-proof top panel surface, which is able to run multiple tasks at the same time. The NEC VersaPro VH is a 13.3-inch PC built with long battery life (Min 10 to Max 20 hours). Its long battery life and alpha-numeric keyboard makes it best for business environments. The VersaPro Ultralite VG is known to be the world’s lightest ultrabook, weighing only 875grams.
The rapid improvement of business climate in Sri Lanka has made the country an increasingly attractive ground for businesses. NEC seeks to leverage on the on-going developments by commercializing its range of technologies to contribute to the growing business community.