Over the years, we’ve been to our fair share of hackathons and coding competitions. The ideas that came from these have been a mixture of good, bad, and peculiar. But one thing that seemed constant was that a majority of hackathons were held in Colombo. Where all these changes are with Yarl Geek Challenge or YGC.
You probably already know what YGC is. But in case you don’t, the Yarl Geek Challenge, more affectionately referred to as YGC primarily a competition. Organized by the Yarl IT Hub in Jaffna, think of YGC as the premier entrepreneurship competition open to all youth.
For starters, YGC is the stepping stone to nurture and cultivate a startup mindset. In addition, it also helps develop technological skills, business skills, and foster creativity and innovation as well. While these skills may be strong in Colombo-centric areas, there is an increase in participants and ideas from Northern Sri Lanka as well. As such, over the years, YGC has helped strengthen the startup ecosystem in the North and introduce a new wave of entrepreneurs each year.
The YGC or Yarl Geek Challenge Season 7 for seniors consists of 3 parts. First and foremost, teams or individuals interested in taking part would have to apply. The applications would then be reviewed and shortlisted. Shortlisted teams would then participate in the Yarl Geek Challenge Senior Hackathon.
This would be from the 2-4th of November 2018 at the HNB Jaffna Metro Branch Auditorium. In addition to the hackathon, there would also be a number of keynote speeches. Tickets for these can be obtained by clicking here.
The top teams from the hackathon will go on to take part in the finale of the Yarl Geek Challenge Seniors 2018. This would be held in Colombo on the 17th of November 2018. As always, we from ReadMe will be attending the YGC Seniors Hackathon in Jaffna.
If you’re one of the teams that will be attending, feel free to come over, say hi and snap a pic. If you can’t make it and you want to know what’s going on, you can always tune into our Twitter and Instagram feeds to stay updated.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start. A caravan stop consists of different sessions about creating unique ideas for startup ventures and strategies for financing those ideas.
Come join the sessions on the 19th of December, starting with 2 pm at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.
The event is free of charge! REGISTRATION is mandatory for this event
(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SLIIT, New Kandy Road, Malabe
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount Likuid Members: 20% discount Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount
Likuid Members: 20% discount
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount
Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity to help each other having a more productive digital nomad new year and build better cooperations for teamwork.
During this peer to peer learning session you can share your experiences to help others and learn from other practitioners. Together, dive into the most painful problems and brainstorm on solutions. It’s for you if you resonate with some of these questions:
How do I integrate work, life and travel?
How do I keep motivated to achieve?
How do I keep engaged with a client?
How do I manage my time and energy?
How do I get clients?
How do I find people to collaborate with?
How to deal with time differences?
How can I make human interactions with slack profiles?
How to set realistic goals in constantly changing environment?
What are the best tools & methods for productivity?
What’s the secret of aligned teams?
What are the best skills for a digital nomad?
ABOUT THE METHOD:
“We create space for meaningful conversations, experimental and peer to peer learning. Nothing frontal, no preaching. But space for your very unique questions.”
+ Full-day mentored learning program
+ Breakfast on the roof
+ BBQ lunch on the roof
+ Goodie bags & Take-home handbooks
+ Post-event networking
ABOUT THE HOST:
Kitti is a digital nomad herself and a marketing consultant for innovative companies and early stage startups. She is a conversation ambassador for tedxdanubia, hosted meaningful conversations on ideas worth spreading. In the past years she worked in self organized teams, practiced facilitation, joined peer to peer networks, decentralized teams and cocreated a collective of freelancers. She is a cofounder of a sustainability startup that just secured its first round of investment. Worked as a mentor for many startups, and in the meantime she visited more than 15 countries.
Are you a Sri Lankan female entrepreneur or a local social business? Reach out for your discounted tickets!
PRICE IN SRI LANKAN RUPEES:
Regular: LKR 5000
Early Bird till 16th of Dec: LKR 4000
Likuid Members: LKR 4000
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): LKR 2500
(Saturday) 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
5 Charles Place 00300 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup. He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup.
He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain technologies.
1. Work with Hyperledger Fabric and Explorer.
2. Business use case with Hyperledger Blockchain Framework
3. Q&A session
This is a Free session. Register here
(Friday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Startup X Foundry
07, Charles Place, Colombo 03, Colombo
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