HackIT 2k17 – Pre Event

Garnes Labs work with customers around the globe. They are individual from the Norwegian based innovation aggregate Garnes Gruppen AS. Their customers are both SME’s and Enterprise organizations. Garnes Labs are devoted to empower each customer to enhance their business. Their objective is dependably that each customer is a pioneer in their field, with extraordinary esteem included from them. Garnes Labs has a group of extremely qualified and experienced IT experts serving customers around the globe on both IT operations and also Software advancement.

Their services include Infrastructure, clients and users, IT services, Software development and software support. They offer 24/7 services and also as fixed price SLA’s.  Garnes Labs group has an extraordinary enthusiasm for innovation and they will go that additional mile for each customer.

Garnes Labs is hosting a hackathon this year. The hackathon this year represents Capture the Flag tournament (CTF) which is held for the first time.  This event is open for university students, both private and state universities in Sri Lanka. The event will be held in orderly manner, from 8.00 – 9.00 am the teams will be registered, 9.00 am opening greetings, 11.30 am the competition starts, 12.30 pm lunch is served, 1.00 – 1.30 pm Tech talks, 6.30 pm Evening Awards and closing ceremony and finally at 7.30 pm dinner is served. The teams get a chance to hang out with professionals and have fun time with music throughout the day with meals, snacks and drinks throughout the day, what more do you want from an awesome hackathon. Guest speakers include Parakum Pathirana (president at ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter), Loshan Wickramasekara (Manager Information Security at FINCSIRT),  Tore Foss (CEO, Garnes Gruppen Chairman, Garnes Labs) and many more popular guest speakers from the island and around the world. Well you may also interest about the awards, Shields, Cash prizes, certificates ad vouchers for an Ethical hacking course for the winners and runners-up. Certificates for all the participants.

Guest Speakers

Speaker Title
Tore Foss CEO, Garnes Gruppen, Chairman, Garnes Labs
Aleksander Pedersen CTO, Cyberon Security As
Parakum Pathirana President at ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter
Loshan Wickramasekara Manager Information Security at Fincsirt
Kavinga Yapa Abeywardena Lecturer – SLIIT Sri Lanka
Boominda Anushka System Engineer – Security Solutions
Farash Smat Cyber Security Manager, Dialog Axiata PLC
Haran Mamankaran Senior Security Operation Centre Analyst at Dialog Axiata PLC
Chathuranga Gunatillake Information Security Engineer at Techcert / A Division of LK Domain Registry


Tech Talks by Garnes Labs Team

Thevin Siriwardana Senior IT Consultant
Dilusha Gonagala Senior Software Engineer
Vijini Wickramanayake Associate IT Security Engineer
S. Nilaxshaan IT Security Specialist


The event will be held on the 14th of January and proceed from 8.00am. The event will be held at Garnes Labs (PVT) Ltd. Garnes labs is located on 131, Gemunu Mawatha, Battaramulla., Sri Lanka. For more information contact 0772387539. For more details check the website link: www.garneslabs.com

Hackathon.lk will provide online coverage being the media partner for this event. The main sponsors for the hackathon are CSSL and ISACA .Partners includes Garners Gruppen, Gartner Labs, Gartner Data and many more. Hope everyone can join the hackathon of the year.




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