Full STEAM Ahead: How Arts Add Colour

January 22, 2018

Wouldn’t it be the perfect combination if Arts subjects were given some focus in a STEM degree course? Wouldn’t it create much better-rounded individuals?

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Social Enterprise

Social Enterprises — The Importance of Knowing

Although social entrepreneurship is a concept that has been around for a while, only recently has it become popular in Sri Lanka. By implementing inclusive education pathways, incubation programmes for startup enterprises, preferential tax schemes and other legal and regulatory reforms, the ultimate goal of creating public awareness of and interest in social entrepreneurship can be achieved, thereby nurturing and creating a sustainable ecosystem for social enterprises.

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Introducing Vesess Alpha Grants for Sri Lankan Students

Vesess Alpha is our attempt at supporting Sri Lankan students to take on a coding challenge of their choice. We hope the grant would help them validate their work so that they can be continued as startups, research projects or even just as hobbies.

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Elasticsearch for Hiveage

How We Use Elasticsearch for Hiveage

Millions of entries are made on Hiveage every day. Without a robust search feature, our customers would find it very difficult to sort and filter their financial data. Here, we share details on how we improved Hiveage’s search features to be faster, more efficient and more powerful using Elasticsearch.

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Aloko Udapadi by Chathra Weeraman

Aloko Udapadi: The Making of an Epic

Chathra Weeraman’s Aloko Udapadi not only marks his arrival as a filmmaker, but also puts its roots down in the troubled Sri Lankan film industry as a piece of pioneering film production. From storyboarding to visual effects, Aloko Udapadi is different.

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Hiveage iOS App Development

How We Developed the Hiveage iOS App

In this second article of a series on our flagship product Hiveage, we offer you an inside look at the various engineering decisions that went into developing the iOS app, starting from the language of choice to the code and release management process.

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Hiveage iOS app in hand

How We Designed the Hiveage iOS App

After making our flagship product accessible on any device, the next step was to go native on mobile. In this article we discuss how the design for the Hiveage iOS app came to be.

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Growing plant

Working at an Early-Stage Startup in Sri Lanka

All the first employees of our new venture Vgo came from corporate backgrounds. None of them had worked at a startup before. The entire Vesess team, on the other hand, had never worked at anything other than a startup: for every one of us, Vesess has been the first and only place of work. There was clearly a culture gap to be bridged.

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