The official newsletter of Technopark Trivandrum  
Flagship Programme on
SEO and Digital Marketing
Kerala IT has set up a flagship programme on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Digital Marketing, the first-of-its-kind initiative in South India.
Launched under the guidance of State Resource Centre, the programme will be run by Three Seas Infologics.
His Excellency Justice (Retd.) P Sathasivam, Hon’ble Governor of Kerala, officially inaugurated the event at a function held at Technopark recently in the presence of Dr. Usha Titus IAS, Secretary, Department of General Education; Mr. Hrishikesh Nair, CEO, Technopark; Dr. N B Suresh Kumar, Director, State Resource Centre and Mr. Shahir Esmail, CEO, Three Seas Infologics. The event also witnessed Dr. Usha Titus handing over the admin security console to the Governor.
A unique initiative, the console can be used for making the public aware of the Governor’s next event and also to educate the people about the protocols that should be followed and the security concerns they need to fulfil. The event organisers may merely upload their brochure or flyer to the required field and the authorised personnel from the Governor’s office may approve this if all criteria have been met.
According to Mr. Shahir Esmail, this is the first time that a Government-approved Diploma course has been launched in the country with comprehensive and self-learning study material. "The course has been designed after thorough market analysis and with conviction of its possibilities from years of experience in the Digital Marketing field," he said.
Red Carpet for Investors,
says IT Secretary at
‘Seeding Kerala’
The State Government will announce its Startup policy along with the IT policy, said Mr. M Sivasankar IAS, Principal Secretary, IT.
He was addressing investors and startup entrepreneurs at 'Seeding Kerala', the two-day workshop organised by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in association with LetsVenture and Konglo Ventures at Technopark recently.
The IT Secretary said that KSUM would provide all facilities to investors who come to support Kerala-based startups. "It has come to our notice that startups largely receive funding from outside the State. KSUM will extend complete support to investors, including facilities to open their offices here" he said.
After discussions with various stakeholders, Mr. Sivasankar said that investors are generally satisfied with the functioning of startups in Kerala. "Now, we have to take this forward by framing a plan of action. The Government will also ensure that our startups receive funding for scaling up. In this regard, the Government will hold further discussions with venture capitalists," the Secretary said. Dr. Jayashankar Prasad, CEO, KSUM was also present.
‘Seeding Kerala’ presented an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs to know about the current trends in funding and predictions for 2017.
Mr. C Balagopal, Founder, Terumo Penpol; Mr. Varun Chandran, Founder and CEO, Corporate360; Mr. Mahesh Murthy, Angel Investor; Ms. Shanti Mohan, Co-Founder, Let's Venture; Mr. Vinod Jose, Partner, Konglo Ventures; Mr. Venugopal Sathyanarayana, Investment Advisor, Qualcomm Ventures and Mr. Afsal Salu, Co-founder, Delyver were among the dignitaries who spoke at the event.
One-day Docker Training
Session on 4th March
The Technical Forum of Prathidhwani, the socio-cultural organisation of Technopark employees, is conducting a Technical Training Session on Docker on 4th March 2017 at Travancore Hall, Technopark. This is the fourth in the series of Technical Training sessions meant for Technopark employees by the Prathidhwani Technical Forum. Previous training sessions focussed on Selenium Automation Testing Tool, Software Estimation Techniques and Google GO Language.
The one-day session will be from 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM. Mr. Neependra Khare, Founder and Principal Consultant, CloudYuga, Bengaluru will deliver the session. The primary aim of the seminar is to introduce Docker, the latest milestone in container technologies, to the technology professionals at Technopark. Docker Container Technology has established a new standard in changing the speed and structure of Software Development and Deployment. The main specialty of this technology is that it can be used as a process by which everything required to run an application can be embedded in a single container image itself and Docker is also open source.
Admission is open to all IT professionals. For registration, please visit our website For more details, please contact: Mr. Bibin Vasudevan, Convener, Prathidhwani Technical Forum (94460 84359) or Mr. Vishal Vijayan, Joint Convener, Prathidhwani Technical Forum (94477 78993)
FAYA:80 held in association
The 45th edition of FAYA:80, in association with NASSCOM, took place on 1st February at the FAYA-India office, Thejaswini. The session on ‘A Roadmap for Angular 2’ led by Mr. Amal Shehu (Software Engineer, Neoito, Thiruvananthapuram) was attended by over 60 technology enthusiasts from various companies in and outside Technopark.
Jalwa 3 DJ Night held on
Valentine’s Day
Natana, a GTech initiative, organized Jalwa 3 DJ Night on 14th February to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The amphi-theatre at Technopark campus saw the largest crowd in recent times as IT ptrofessionals swarmed the place to enjoy the special evening. Renowned DJ Savio enthralled the audience with his mix of popular tracks and the dance competition saw some great moves on the dance floor. As expected, it was indeed a night to remember.
eWIT Presentation Contest
on Diversity @ My Work
As part of International Women’s Day celebrations on 8th March, eWIT (Empowering Women in IT) Thiruvananthapuram Chapter in association with Technopark, D+H Financial Technologies, Quest and Allianz is conducting a Presentation Contest for women IT professionals at Technopark on the subject: Diversity @ My Work Place. Preliminary registrations closed on 24th February. The last date for submission of entries is 3rd March, initial screening to shortlist the top 5 teams will be on 6th March and the final contest and announcement of the winners will be on 8th March.
Each organization can nominate a team with two participants. The submission topics could be a case study, best practice or a vision/future state proposal. Each presentation will be for 5 min followed by a short Q&A session for 2 min. A distinguished jury will select the winners. The judging criteria will include quality of presentation (articulation of ideas, confidence, clarity of thought) and content (originality, impact and replicability).
For more information, mail the organizers at or call 98467 10744/97464 65746.
TEJUS celebrates first
anniversary of BLOOM
TEJUS, the blood donors forum of Technopark, celebrated the first anniversary of BLOOM (Blood Movement) recently. Mr. P Prasad, Chairman, Kerala State Housing Board inaugurated the function in the presence of FRAT President Mr. Satheesh Kumar. Dr. Sulochana from SCT Hospital spoke about the importance of blood donation. TEJUS also conducted a painting competition for UP & HS students and poster designing contest for HSS students as part of the celebrations. The members from different charitable organisations were honoured during the function. TEJUS has completed 99 blood donation camps till now.
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