Dialog’s Ideamart spearheads expansion of Sri Lanka’s female developer community



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Ideamart, a platform for developers and content providers presented by Dialog Axiata PLC, has supported the expansion of the country’s female developer community by partnering with the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Student Branch Affinity Group of the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) as ‘Official Technology Partner’ for Hackaholics 3.0, a female-only hackathon. The programme aims to train and build the skillset of female undergraduates in the tech space, island wide.


Hackaholics 3.0 was rolled out in two phases i.e. a pre-hack, where the main objective was to brief participants on the Hackathon and educate them on the usage of Ideamart APIs, and the Hackathon itself. The event drew the participation of 15 teams where each group was required to create an innovation and sustainable product, enhanced by the use of Ideamart APIs. The top three teams were awarded cash prizes, with team ‘Codettes’ representing UCSC, claiming the winning spot, team ‘Amigos’ representing University of Kelaniya being crowned 1st runners-up and team ‘Ecoist’ also from University of Kelaniya crowned 2nd runners-up.


Commenting, Oshani Weerakoon, president - IEEE WIE Student Branch Affinity Group of UCSC said, "The IEEE WIE Student Branch Affinity Group of UCSC was incepted to improve women's contributions towards electrical and electronic engineering amongst universities, while empowering women from all spheres of society to excel in their respective fields.’’


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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