With advancements in technology, day to day activities have become even simpler. Take an example of career opportunities. You had to pretty much raid all the newspaper stands in your neighborhood, arm yourself with a marker pen and begin the ritual of marking out potential employment opportunities that fit your requirement.
Now, with the proliferation of internet usage, one can simply perform this tedious task online, perhaps whilst listening to some music or watching the latest season of Game of Thrones. Online Job boards are fast becoming popular due to fast results and easy to use navigation.
Enter OWL.lk. An online job vacancy advertising site with maybe a bit more than that to it. Founded in 2015 by a group of young individuals, OWL provides job listings from both government and non-government (private) sector institutes. Navigating to the homepage, you are greeted with a simple form consisting of two text boxes. Results are grouped and displayed according to the job keyword (for example Civil Engineer) and the location of the job posting (For example, Colombo 01,02 and so on and so forth).
It basically pulls all job listings from sources such as topjobs, everjobs, lakbima, unjobfinder (https://unjobfinder.org) and curates them into one place for your perusal. The results can further be filtered by Industry (IT, Accounting, HR, Sales, and marketing etc.), Job type (Full time, part time, temporary, contract etc.), and Location. From there, once the results are displayed, you can click the most suitable posting and from there get contact details of the employer etc. and apply by signing up for any of the job finding services.
You can even upload your CV to OWL’s own databases and search for employment opportunities from organizations the likes of Dialog, MAS, HSBC, Virtusa, WNS, WSO2 and Millenium IT. Note that you will need to create an OWL account in order to do so. It’s not too hassling, just your basic information such as email address and a name.
OWL is not only for those seeking employment opportunities, but also caters to those who are on the lookout for potential employees for their business. In that context, OWL allows corporate members to create accounts and post job listings in order to attract and seek out potential targets for their business. Once again an OWL account is required for this action with the sign-up form requesting details such as Company name, Business registration number, email and password.
That’s not all, though. When OWL says they cater to everyone, they mean everyone. There’s even a section for Educational Institutes where institutions can sign up and have access to a growing community of talented youth, post CVs and even upload coursework material so that you can compare it against coursework of similar categories. It also has an in-mail feature enabling you to filter between admission emails and personal and work mail, quite a nifty feature indeed.
On the top of the site you will also find a link to educational postings where students and those interested can enroll in numerous diploma and graduate programmes. You have the choice of Applying, viewing additional information about selected course or adding it to a wish list to process later.
Next up is the freelance section where similar to the educational postings, you are presented with a lineup of organizations looking for freelance employees. Again, you have the choice of applying, viewing additional information about selected course or adding it to a wish list to process later.
The next tab that caught our attention was the Jungle. As the name suggests, there seems to be a lot going on here. The Jungle offers advice, guidance and also a news section showcasing the latest trends in technology and marketing and brand management. It also offers guidance to those seeking employment with a number of self-help articles that you can read up to strengthen your skills and land the job of your dreams. You can also post your own thoughts via signing up and logging into OWL.
Overall, for a job posting site, OWL certainly has a lot going on for it. In terms of the UI, it could be a bit more polished. It looks a tad on the sparse side but gets the job done. Search results too could use a bit more work. For example, when I ran a simple search for Civil Engineers, I had to refrain from entering a location as it declined to show results. It looks to be a work in progress but with a few tweaks here and there, OWL has the earmarks of becoming a powerful platform for employment opportunities. You can click here to visit OWL and have a look for yourselves. Happy hunting.
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Workshop Agenda - The main purpose of the workshop is to give students the ability to analyze and present data by using Azure Machine Learning, and to provide an introduction to
Workshop Agenda –
The main purpose of the workshop is to give students the ability to analyze and present data by using Azure Machine Learning, and to provide an introduction to the use of machine learning and big data.
Module 1: Introduction to Machine Learning
This module introduces machine learning and discussed how algorithms and languages are used.
· What is machine learning?
· Introduction to machine learning algorithms
· Introduction to machine learning languages
Module 2: Introduction to Azure Machine Learning
Describe the purpose of Azure Machine Learning, and list the main features of Azure Machine Learning Studio.
· Azure machine learning overview
· Introduction to Azure machine learning studio
· Developing and hosting Azure machine learning applications
Module 3: Managing Datasets
At the end of this module, the student will be able to explore various types of data in Azure machine learning.
· Categorizing your data
· Importing data to Azure machine learning
· Exploring and transforming data into Azure machine learning
Module 4: Building Azure Machine Learning Models
This module describes how to use regression algorithms and neural networks with Azure machine learning.
· Azure machine learning workflows
· Using regression algorithms
· Using neural networks
Module 5: Using Azure Machine Learning Models
This module explores how to provide end users with Azure machine learning services, and how to share data generated from Azure machine learning models.
· Deploying and publishing models
· Consuming Experiments
Module 6: Using Cognitive Services
This module introduces the cognitive services APIs for text and image processing to create a recommendation application, and describes the use of neural networks with Azure machine learning.
· Cognitive services overview
· Processing language
· Processing images and video
· Recommending products
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(Tuesday) 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Blue Chip Training0716092918
Discover new dimensions in connecting the Internet of Things with Narrowband IoT technology at the NB-IoT Forum and Hackathon, organized by Mobitel. Date - 23rd March 2018 at Trace Expert City
Discover new dimensions in connecting the Internet of Things with Narrowband IoT technology at the NB-IoT Forum and Hackathon, organized by Mobitel.
Date – 23rd March 2018 at Trace Expert City – Colombo 10.
Entrance – Free for a limited number of participants.
Register now – https://goo.gl/3cRdHJ
(Friday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Trace Expert City
Maradana Rd, Colombo
Tech Coders V1.0 will be an online 12-hour problem solving competition. During this 12-hour period your problem solving skills will be put to the test through a series of questions. Competition
Tech Coders V1.0 will be an online 12-hour problem solving competition. During this 12-hour period your problem solving skills will be put to the test through a series of questions.
Competition will be conducted on HackerRank.
*Please note that you will be given access to the contest on HackerRank only if you fill this form on or before 11.59 pm on 22nd March (Thursday).
Organized by : Tech Seekers – Sri Lankan Community
24 (Saturday) 8:00 pm - 25 (Sunday) 8:00 am
One on one talk , Q&A and networking session with Manju Nishshanka,Founder and CEO,KRMG Capital. Mr.Nishshanka is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in financial markets and disruptive technologies.He has founded
One on one talk , Q&A and networking session with Manju Nishshanka,Founder and CEO,KRMG Capital.
Mr.Nishshanka is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in financial markets and disruptive technologies.He has founded and invested in several successful startups in fintech,blockchain ,AI,AR & VR and social media sectors.
He is a keynote speaker at the Digital Asset Investment Forum (DAIF 2018) and also serves on the board of NYU stern Blockchain and digital asset forum.
KRMG capital is an investment and advisory firm focused on early and growth staged startups and digital assets.
University of Sri Jayawardenepura,Sri Lanka partnered with KRMG capital to establish the first ever blockchain laboratory in Sri Lanka.
This will be an eyeopener to the vast potential and opportunities in Blockchain,Digital assets and Cryptonomics.
All are welcome to join the event and the networking session.
(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute
Horton Place, Colombo 00700
Chandimal alahakoon 077 22 44 905
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