ICTA support towards Startup Weekend Jaffna

Startup Weekend Jaffna took place from the 24th to 26th of June 2016 in Jaffna. Google for Entrepreneurs is the global partner for Techstars Startup Weekend Program, including Startup Weekend, Startup Next and Startup Digest.

ICTA supported the event as the National Partner.

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Startup Weekend is a global event which consists of 54 hours of prototype development, exploring potential markets and pitching.

Startup Weekend Jaffna gave the opportunity for Sri Lankan startups and individuals to collaborate with other startups. Veteran business people, promising entrepreneurs, designers, Coders, growth hackers were among the parties who were present at the event.

Key speakers were Lahiru Pathmalal – Co Founder at Takas.lk, Arunesh Peter – Chief of Projects at ICTA and Chandika Jayasundara – CEO & Co-Founder of Cinergix. Event judges were Mano Sekaram – Chairman of SLASSCOM and Sachindra Samararatne -Program Manager,Industry Development,ICTA.

By 24th of June night goals were set and roles were assigned to the startups. On the 25th startups were contacting potential customers, examining the market for their ideas and building their products. On 26th they were making their product work and preparing for the final pitch. Throughout the process mentors from all backgrounds were be supporting the startups.

Consultant for Carrying out the Study on Implementing an Unified Transport Card Solution – Contract No: ICTA/GOSL/CON/IC/2016/41

EOI

Brief of the Scope of Services

Published in the Daily News on 28th June and 1st July 2016

Deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest 1500 hrs on 12th July 2016

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE EOI- Requirement Study; Management Information System for Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board – Contract No: ICTA/GOSL/CON/IC/2016/25

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE EOI

Brief of the Scope of Services

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

This is with reference to the advertisement published in the Daily News on June 03, 2016 on the above assignment.

This is to notify that the deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest has been extended up to 1500 hours on July 12, 2016.

 

 

EXTENSION IFQ- Procurement Of Platform as a Service (PAAS) For Hosting Government Websites – ICTA/GOSL/SER/NS/2016/22

EXTENSION FOR SUBMISSION OF DEADLINE FOR INVITATION FOR QUOTATION

Extension – Invitation for Quotation

Extension – Invitation for Quotation Form

Extension Paper Advertisement – Published in the Daily News on June 23, 2016

Deadline for Invitation for Quotation 1500 hrs on July13th, 2016

 

E Government Survey / Country wide ICT Survey / Project Evaluation; IT- BPO Industry Promotion Program

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E Government Survey 2016

Scope of Services – E Government Survey

EOI Information Form – E Government Survey

Country wide ICT Survey

EOI Information Form -Country Wide ICT Survey

Scope of Services -Country Wide ICT Survey

Project Evaluation; IT/ BPO Industry Promotion Program

EOI Information Form – Project Evaluation ICT-BPO Industry Promotion Program

Scope of Services -Project Evaluation ICT-BPO Industry Promotion Program

Published in the Daily News on June 17, 2016 and June 21, 2016.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest July 05th, 2016 at 3.00pm

Consultant to develop the policies for Spatial Data Management sharing and engage with stakeholders for NSDI Project – ICTA/GOSL/CON/IC/2016/64

EOI

Brief of the Scope of Services

Published in the Daily News on June 17, 2016 and June 21, 2016.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest July 04th, 2016

ICTA facilitated workshop on JMeter and a Performance Testing Meetup

ICTA conducted its first Corporate Training for 2016, at SLIDA from June 6th to 8th. The  training covered Performance Testing on Apach Jmeter.

The instructor was Mr Tharun Prakash. Tharaun is a qualified software test consultant/trainer with 10+ years of experience in software testing with an ambition to build World Class software testing teams. He has Conducted Performance Testing, JMeter, Loadrunner, SoapUI, Software Testing, Mobile Testing and Agile Scrum trainings to delegates around the world and has trained over 400+ delegates from India, Australia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, USA, Philippines, Indonesia and UK. He has Core experience in JMeter, LoadRunner, Performance Center, SoapUI, Appdynamics, Hyperic, VisualVM, JProfiler.

ICTA facilitated, and part funded the training. 31 employees from 21 organizations were able to take part in this 3 day comprehensive workshop on Jmeter.

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ICTA always seeks the insights of the industry experts in initiating and shaping its corporate workshops. For this training on Jmeter, industry experts contributed their valuable insights and suggestions to improve the course content and make the training fine-tuned to for the Sri Lankan IT Industry.

This 3 day Training Session on Apache Jmeter provided participants with must-know strategies, tactics and best practices which can be used to build a strong foundation for successful performance testing. The training was focused on the following key areas: Introduction to Performance Testing, Performance Testing using JMeter, and integration of other tools with Apache JMeter.

The target audience was Quality Assuarance professionals, who are already aware of Manual Testing concepts and Software Developers, who are willing to improve the performance of their applications and fine tune their applications.

Day one of the workshop started with a recap on Performance Testing Concepts like Stress, Load, Regression, Spike, Soak testing, etc. and points on Managing performance testing projects. Then Jmeter Basics were discussed which was followed by a demonstration and a hands-on assignment. Elements of a test plan were next discussed and demonstrated which was again followed by a hands- on exercise.

Day 2 started with a discussion and demonstration on building a web test plan which was also followed by a hands-on exercise. Next handling correlations in Jmeter was discussed and demonstrated and participants also did the hands on assignment on Applying Correlation. This was followed by discussion, demonstration and hands-on assignment on Listeners, Remote/Distributed Testing.

Day 3 started with demonstration and hands-on assignment on Building a Web services Test Plan followed by Building a Database Test Plan. Resource Monitoring, Analyzing and Interpreting Load Test Results, Using Plugins in JMeter, Bean Shell Scripting with JMeter, and Best  Practices in Jmeter were discussed later in the day.

Throughout the workshop participants actively engaged in the training and resolved many doubts they had.

The workshop ended with a Question and Answer session which was followed by the certificate awarding.

As an after-event to the workshop ICTA was able to organize a meetup in collaboration with Pearson Lanka, Mr Tharun and Aslam Ashraff from Pearson were the key speakers of the event. The meetup was well attended with over 60 participants present.

ICTA facilitated career guidance seminar at Vavuniya Campus

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A Career guidance workshop was organized by Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna on 27 & 28 May 2016,

The students who have completed either the Ordinary Levels or Advanced Levels and undergraduates were the target audience for the event. The event was expected to aid school children from grade 10 to grade 13 identify the potential opportunities in the IT/BPM industry.

In the seminars, counsellors conducted presentations on the IT-BPM industry, career opportunities in the industry and the career pathsIt took maximum of one hour for a session and it sometimes it increased based on the student participation.

Mr. Mohommed Azhardeen of Infomate (Pvt) Ltd. also joined the resource panel who conducted the seminar.

School Principals and teachers were also encouraged to participate. More than 800 school and student students were reached. The participation was more than the expected.

Entrepreneurship and new technologies were promoted among the university students and school students. This was done through specific one hour sessions dedicated for entrepreneurship. Feedback was collected from all the participants and ICTA expects to keep the participants informed on new developments through the contact information collected at these feedback gatherings.