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Diversity in Motion | A Sysco LABS Collective Initiative

Culture 3 November 2021

Hear our experts speak on social inclusion and its pertaining issues, on the issues faced by the LGBTIQ+ community, persons with disabilities, and more. We will also explore how social issues affect the dynamics of the workplace, gender equality at work, and how corporates in Sri Lanka are embracing these changes.

Sysco LABS Outlines Roadmap with “Blueprint 2020”

Sysco LABS 20 December 2019

Sysco LABS recently celebrated “Blueprint 2020,” a special event bringing together more than 450 employees at the Hilton Colombo Residences. The organization reflected on the achievements and transformation it has seen over the past few years since its acquisition by foodservice leader Sysco, as well as its plans for the future.

Innovation Session | The Pragmatic Programmer

Sysco LABS 30 October 2019

In this Sysco LABS Innovation Session, listen to a panel comprising of Hasitha Liyanage – Vice President – Engineering,  Udara Wijeratna – Senior Technical Lead and  Dishan Metihakwala – Associate Software Architect have an interesting dialog moderated by  Lahiru Karunatilake – Director – Engineering & Architecture about Pragmatic Programming, and what it means to be

Sysco LABS Tutorials | Getting Started with Spark

Sysco LABS 15 October 2019

In this episode of the Sysco LABS Tutorials, Software Engineer – Deshani Geethika from the EAG team introduces you to Apache Spark – an opensource, distributed processing system usually used for big data worksheets. She also introduces you to the Spark Eco-system before teaching you how to set up a Spark job using Spark sequel.

Innovation Session | Deployment Strategies for Container Based Architectures

Sysco LABS 9 October 2019

Agile software development preaches regular, and shorter release cycles. For cloud-based software, there are several deployment options. The non-docker based deployments need extensive infrastructure and ad-hoc tooling to cater to the need of agile deployments. Docker-based deployments with advanced orchestrators like Kubernetes support part of the agile deployment use-cases. It has been found that the

Sysco LABS Tutorials | OCR with Machine Learning

Sysco LABS 3 October 2019

In this edition of Sysco LABS Tutorials, Sidath Asiri, Software Engineer from the Enterprise Architecture Group addresses OCR or Optical Character Recognition. The tutorial includes; – The main components of the OCR tool – Text detection – Character segmentation – Model construction – Creating a character recognition model with SVM – Demo using the Pytesseract

Sysco LABS Tutorials | Trellis Framework

Sysco LABS 12 September 2019

Software Engineer Pivithuru Amarasinghe who works with the Sysco LABS R&D Team conducts this tutorial on the Trellis Framework. The tutorial includes; – An Introduction into the Food Supply Chain – Technical Detail about Trellis – What is OADA – Single Node Setup: Token Generation & Scope Selection – Multi-Node Setup Watch the full video

Innovation Session | Reacting with Rx

Sysco LABS 15 August 2019

Reactive programming is an asynchronous programming paradigm concerned with data streams and the propagation of change. This means that it becomes possible to express static (e.g. arrays) or dynamic (e.g. event emitters) data streams with ease via the employed programming language(s). This talk by Tech Lead Ashan Dhanapala is focused on the Rx framework and

Sysco LABS Tutorials | How to Use Nginx as Reverse Proxy and Implement High Performance URL Caching with Memcached

Sysco LABS 8 August 2019

Senior Software Engineer Gayan Pathirana from our Customer Experience (CX) team takes us through the fundamentals of how to use Nginx as a Reverse Proxy and implement high performance URL caching with Memcached in this Sysco LABS Tutorial. The tutorial covers; – Creating an example application with NodeJs – Installing Nginx via the OpenResty bundle on Ubuntu

Innovation Session | Paralyze or Parallelize

Sysco LABS 1 August 2019

QE Lead Ishara Abeyarathne recently conducted an Innovation Session for the Sysco LABS team under the topic “Paralyze or Parallelize”. The session covered; – Parallelizing Methods [Hardware, Software and Hybrid] – Pros and Cons of each method – How to pick the method that suits you – Distributed Test Execution Tools – Software Parallelization Implementation

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