“Zero to One”, a workshop organized by the Department of Statistics and Computer Science of the University of Kelaniya was held on the 7th of July 2017 at the Board Room of the Faculty of Science of the University of Kelaniya. This workshop was held as a preparation for “HacKLN 2017”, an Inter University Hackathon organized by the Department of Statistics and Computer Science to coincide with “Vidya 2017”, the exhibition held in celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Science. A Hackathon is a competition where teams turn their ideas into fully functioning website or a mobile app within a given specific time.
The main objectives of this workshop were to guide the undergraduates to boost an idea from zero to one, build coherent teams, create sustainable businesses, mastering the mind, personality development, public speaking and conflict resolution. The keynote speech was delivered by Mr. Alagan Mahalingam, Co-Founder of “Iykons Innovations & Consulting” and the Chief Technology Officer of “Singify”. During the workshop, the official website of HacKLN 2017 was launched by Mr. Alagan Mahalingam. The website is located at www.hackln.lk. The academic staff members of the Faculty of Science and many undergraduates participated in this workshop.