Guess what, all the Hackathons happening around Sri Lanka are now in one place thanks to Hackathons.lk
Hackathons.lk is another innovation done by SurfEdge which has a vision of “Making Lives Smarter”. Within the last 2 years SurfEdge has been working really hard on this vision.
If we look at the last 5 year there has been an immense growth in the trend towards Hackathons in Sri Lanka but there was a gap for it since there was no online platform for Hackathons. Hackathons.lk is a Hub for all the Hackathons happening around in Sri Lanka.
Participants and other interested parties could simply visit Hackathons.lk view the upcoming events. Also Hackathons.lk provides a featured article for pre- event and post-event schedules, a countdown, Street view location and etc.
The launch was an immense success and within one day the site reached over 1000+ page views and it went viral among the Hackathon participants and the organizers. One of the best aspects of the service is that it is extremely simple in its UI (User Interface) which gives an awesome User experience for the visitors. Also it is highly responsive such that it is really easy to visit even on a mobile device.
The project lead of Hackathons.lk Chamath Palihawadana shared that
“We really wanted do a very simple looking UI and Adhisha, Janith and I even removed the main menu of the website to make it as simple as possible.”
With all these ground breaking decisions it seems that Hackthons.lk has a huge potential in growth in Sri Lanka. So what is next? What are they up to?
We also talked to Adhisha Gammanpila who looks at the business development and the operations of the project about the future of Hackathons.lk and he shared that,
“Simply we want to make Hackathons.lk a hub to connect the audiences together. So the V1.0 of Hackathons.lk has been launched and we have already started working on the V1.2 where we will look into both Video and Audio casting as well. We have set plans to start Live Streaming, Video interviews and Audio casts to be soon this year.”
With all these latest updates about Hackathons.lk we will adjourn it for now and keep in touch with the SurfEdge news team we will let you know what’s happening at SurfEdge ASAP.