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Stop Pretending You’re Agile!

Articles 17 August 2018

The second Engineering Nexus revolved around the challenges of adopting and absorbing Agile into an organization, especially one with an established culture, why we seem to fail at it, and how to get better – all from an architectural, process and delivery standpoint. Following are the complete video documentations of the individual speaker sessions of

Distributed Computing

Sysco LABS 12 February 2018

Malinga Perera from the Sysco LABS Data and Analytics team talks about Distributed Computing including ETL Frameworks and Apache Storm as an ETL Tool. Watch full video, below:  

Cyber Security and Cloud Computing

Sysco LABS 12 February 2018

In this Innovation Session, Keet Sugathadasa delves deep into cyber security and talks in detail about security best practices, analyzing and breaking encryption schemes, hacking and how it plays out within the Sri Lankan legal system. Watch full video below:    

How Data Can Improve Your Support

Sysco LABS 7 February 2018

Our operations engineering team handles the development of tools such as Pulse Assist, to help our support teams perform to their maximum potential. They’re working on some cool new features such as being able to analyse information from support calls and past issues, making smarter suggestions as to the potential causes of problems, and providing

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

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