Articles from Month: January 2018

Blockchains and Bitcoins: Can One Survive without the Other?

Sysco LABS 29 January 2018

In this Innovation Session, Priyath Gregory and Sandaruwan Nanayakkara from Sysco LABS deconstructs bitcoins and blockchain technology in order to investigate and explore the two ideas as independent entities. They start the session by walking the audience through the different systems – from centralized to distributed to the decentralized peer system that is blockchain. Then they dive deeper

Smart Decision Making & Managing Oneself

Sysco LABS 16 January 2018

In this session, Vice President – Engineering at Sysco LABS, Hiranya Samarasekera provides valuable insights about decision making, leadership and managing oneself. In ‘Smart Decision Making’, he covers common traps which include the sunk cost fallacy; and estimating and forecasting traps such as the recall-ability bias, before moving on to big decision making, and how

Functional Programming with JavaScript

Sysco Labs 9 January 2018

What is functional programming? A quick google search will define functional programming as: ”A programming paradigm that treats computation as the evaluation of mathematical functions and avoids changing-state and mutable data.” Today we will be diving into what exactly this means. Functional programming is nothing new. In fact, the foundations for functional programming was laid

Full Stack Quality Engineering

Sysco Labs 3 January 2018

Who is a full stack Quality Engineer? The term “full stack” is a widely-heard term, mostly associated with Software Engineering, but rarely in conjunction with Quality Engineering.   So, what exactly is it, and why is it important? To understand this, let’s look at what traditional QA practice is. There are several areas and types

Take it Like a Pro

Sysco LABS 2 January 2018

Why Impromptu Speech? People always come across situations where they need to be able to deliver an impromptu speech with little or no advance notice. It can be a quick demo of a product to your clients, or a project status update to the upper management. Although these are ad-hoc situations require you to deliver

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