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Techies are getting ready for a warm Christmas gala; a snow ball kick right on your IT brain to chill down that work stress and get back to the ornately thrilling days of fun.

Technopark, Trivandrum is yet again open for another time of grand fiesta. Christmas is indeed a celebration for the world, and Technopark is not less than a prominent sphere of global IT power where people across the world find work and harmony blended. Foreigners are double thrilled for they are never going to miss the true soul of Christmas as celebrated in their homeland, because Technopark has it all.


The Twelfth International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2015) was held at IIITM-Kerala, Trivandrum during December 11-14, 2015. The ICON conference series is a forum for promoting interaction among researchers in the field of Natural Language Processing in India and abroad. The main conference is on December 12-13, 2015. This will be preceded by one day of pre-conference tutorials/workshops on December 11, 2015 and post conference tutorials/workshops on December 14, 2015.

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The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Kerala chapter in association with Software Technology Parks of India and Infopark conducted the third edition of India IT Summit on Saturday, 12 December at 10 AM at Hotel Radisson Blu (Hotel Dream) in Kochi. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated the session.
With this edition of the summit, CII aimed to compliment the efforts of the state government by highlighting the potential and opportunities that Kerala offers. The summit discussed the latest IT policies related issues, trends and technologies in Information Technology with a special focus on talent management, innovations and new startups.
Prakruthi in association with CISSA is arranging a session on Snakes. With the latest trends in urbanization, snakes are facing too much of pressure because of their habitat loss. On the other hand, our traditional society has its own perception as a taboo. But for us, snakes are also a part of our environment, a good friend for our food and agro bio diversity, a good indicator to a healthy environment. Please join us for the session arranged by experts from Snake Rescue Kerala team. Bring in your kids and make them aware of its importance.
Date : Saturday, 19-12-2015 
Venue: Centre For Innovation in Science and Social Action(CISSA), Udarashiromani Road, Vellayambalam.
Time : 3PM - 5PM
Prathidhwani, the Socio Cultural Organization of Technopark, Trivandrum invites registration for QISA 2015, the Short Film Festival of Technopark. The best short film will be rewarded a cash prize of Rs.11,111 and the second best film will get Rs.5,555. The best director and scriptwriter will get Rs.5,555 each.

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As you all may have been aware, Somnoware Cup 2015 was being conducted at Technopark's cricket ground. The last three weeks were a splendid and action packed period - the fours and sixes, the breath taking catches, the last minute runs - all the nail biting moments made the tournament a truly memorable one. We couldn't have asked for more! But then, it's a tournament and it needs its winners. Please find attached the document with all the details of Somnoware Cup 2015. To bring our Tournament to a mesmerizing finish, we are hereby inviting you to witness the Grand Finale of Somnoware Cup 2015 to be held on December 15 at 2:00 PM at the Technopark cricket ground. The final battle for the Somnoware Cup trophy will be between Allianz Cornhill and Infosys. The prize distribution for the winners will be done by our chief guest Mr. Job Kurian (Play back singer). Well, to add on to the excitement, there is news for the luckier ones among us - You will not leave empty handed. So let's meet on December 15 and watch the finalists go up against each other . Let's witness the ultimate champions raise the Winner’s trophy! Let's witness the mightier win!
Pratidhwani the socio - cultural organisation of Technopark, Trivandrum collected Rs 1,47,844/- as part of Chennai flood relief fund. The amount was contributed by employees voluntarily at the collection boxes kept at Bhavani,Nila,Tejaswini,Chandragiri,Leela and Technopark Phase III.
The collected amount was handed over at a modest ceremony conducted at the Park Center Technopark on 11th December 2015 4 PM. The General Manager of Technopark Sri Nirish.G handed over the cheque of Rs 1,47,844/ from Pratidhwani to SBI Technopark Chief Manager Smt Sheeba Chithajan.

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Alamy (Alamy Images India Pvt Ltd) has presented THREE used computers for differently abled students of Kanyakulangara Govt Girls Higher Secondary School ((the school is situated between Pothencode and Vembayam), for their academic development. Another Rs 7000/- has been contributed to take 40 specially abled students of this school for a study tour. Alamy’s helping hands has also reached out to a poor student to buy a hearing aid for her studies. A team from Alamy visited the school on 09th December 2015 to hand over the PCs and a cheque of Rs 12,000/- to buy the hearing aid.
Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC), non-profit socio-cultural organization in Technopark joined hands with Punyam Poonkavanam, an initiative headed by P.Vijyan, IPS, for a clean Sabarimala. VSC have decided to support in campaign through social media as well as directly with devotees. In this regard on 05-Dec-2015, a direct campaign was conducted covering all major temples in Trivandrum starting from Pazhavangadi Ganapathy temple. The volunteers have communicated the importance and guidelines for maintaining Sabarimala clean and plastic free to devotees and to the temple authorities. They have distributed the flyers and put up banners in temples to create awareness among people. The campaign was widely accepted in all temples by devotees and temple authorities.
The volunteers have also noticed that the Thycaud Sree Dharama Sastha temple is already following a 100% plastic free pilgrimage by ensuring that there are no plastic items( like covers, rose water bottles etc. ) in the Irumudi Kettu. A sample of this Irumudi Kettu was demonstrated at other temples to set model for them.
As a next step, VSC is planning to conduct road show from Technopark to Pamba to create awareness in people for a “responsible and conscious pilgrimage” on 19th Dec. Interested parties please call / mail to VSC.
Technopark – The Greenest Park, Harmony @ Work”
Testimonial by Kavitha Menon, Manager-Training
Exenta Software Pvt Ltd,

1996 December 23rd, the entry day of my life into the greenest park which I adore till date.
The Information Technology Park empowered me to do what I want to do, helped me to be creative, let me to be productive, and made me learn things I didn’t think I could ever learn before, and in a sense I got the faith to keep me strong, love to keep me happy and perseverance to keep me going.

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Rain has a special rhythm, when it’s poured down on a piece of land rich in nature’s blessing
Photo: Varun
CM Speaks at India IT Summit 2015
The honorable Chief Minister Shri. Oommen Chandy shares his views on the mounting scope of IT sector in the state and country level. When we look forward to the future and development of the state, IT is the most promising sector, which gives the best expectation and hope, he added.