Articles from 2016

Agile in Real Life

Sysco Labs 30 December 2016

In this Innovation Session Rajinda Rathnapala of the Monetization team spoke about Agile, and its use in a real life context. Agile has been widely touted as a software development approach that is easy to implement, but is that really the case? The Agile process is actually more difficult than what you are lead to

Shanil Fernando: Empowering Your Career

Sysco Labs 19 December 2016

CAKE LABS Managing Director SL, and SVP Engineering, Shanil Fernando was a guest speaker at the recently held YouthSpark event, organized by Microsoft in partnership with Sarvodaya-Fusion. He shared his insights about trends in the tech industry and how successful companies are leveraging and spearheading this change. The event’s main objective is to provide young

The CAKE LABS Toastmasters Installation

Sysco Labs 26 November 2016

The official installation of the CAKE LABS Toastmasters Club was held on the 25th of November. With an energetic executive committee to spearhead the club, and a keen bunch of CAKEsters inaugurated into the club, it proved to be a promising start. The Ceremony contained speeches from Distinguished Toastmaster Sudash Liyanage and Distinguished Toastmaster Arshad

CAKE LABS IoT Hackathon : Team Titans Presenting “Inhalo”

CAKE LABS 22 November 2016

The IoT Hackathon organized by CAKE LABS at the University of Moratuwa’s School of Computer Science and Engineering was a major success, seeing more than a few innovative ideas by the participant teams. The hackathon was themed around the concept of the Internet of Things, where six teams of finalists raced against time to innovate

CAKE LABS IoT Hackathon at the University of Moratuwa

Sysco LABS 16 November 2016

On the 11th of November, CAKE LABS kicked off its first ever hackathon at the University of Moratuwa’s School of Computer Science and Engineering. The hackathon was themed under the concept of the Internet of Things; a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive

Streamlining Restaurant Operations Through Customer Service

CAKE LABS 15 November 2016

-by Mani Kulasooriya Imagine this: It’s Saturday evening. Your chefs are working tirelessly to prepare meals while your service staff arranges tables for the big rush ahead. Suddenly, your network goes out. The reservations on your guest management system disappear, and you have no way to tell who will be entering your doors on your

Xamarin: Building Native Mobile, Mac and Windows Apps in C#

CAKE LABS 4 November 2016

In this Innovation Session, Anuradha Wickramarachchi, Mithila Wickramarathne, Vijini Mallawaarachchi and Dimuthu Kariyawasam from CAKE Connect talk about the methodology of building native mobile, Mac and Windows apps in C# using Xamarin. Xamarin is a cross-platform implementation of the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) and Common Language Specifications (often called Microsoft .NET). Xamarin was released in

Internet Addiction

Sysco LABS 27 October 2016

TL;DR     The marketing and entertainment industry spends trillions of dollars a year to try to capture your attention. In order to do this, they employ many tactics on the content platform level as well as in the actual content itself. The side effects of these tactics are negative effects on a person’s brain and

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