Geek-Out

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Imagine a brainstorm session. Imagine a picnic. Imagine a meeting of the geekiest and most technologically savvy people in Sri Lanka. Imagine it all happening at the same time in the same place.

Rafter's Retreat situated in Kitulgala is an eco-resort, popularized by white water rafting. This August Rafter's Retreat is the venue for a different kind of recreational activity.

Modeled on the popular Foo Camps - a new breed of geek gathering organized (somewhat) by O'Reilly & Associates, the FOSS community of Sri Lanka are the organizers of the first ever Sri Lankan edition of this. GeekOut offers a unique opportunity for geekiest and most technologically savvy people in Sri Lanka to meet in a completely informal environment for some much deserved rest and relaxation.

Its a way for the technological community in Sri Lanka to relax, to enjoy themselves. It is a way for them to meet fellow geeks, and to come up with new ideas and applications for technology.

There will be think tanks for all kinds of interests and fields. An opportunity for everyone to show off their new tools and gadgets. A chance to see what is happening in various technological niches in Sri Lanka. And most of all a chance to bond.

We are not discriminating against anyone who wants to come. Bring your families, or your friends. It will be fun and interesting. We are organising a whitewater run, a barbecue, and some late night brainstorms. All of this happening over a two night period.

Dates : 18th to 20th August

Venue : Rafter's Retreat Kitulgala

Prices : -

Cottages

Triple sharing : - Rs 5000, USD 50
Double sharing : - Rs 6000, USD 60

Standard Room (Double) : - Rs 4000, USD 40

Tents : - Rs 2500 , USD 25

To confirm your participation, please send an email rajkumar@opensource.lk

Depature Time : - August 18th Friday, 3:00 p.m, University of Colombo School of Computing, Colombo 7

Arrival at Rafter's Retreat : - Approximately 3hrs after depature.

Upon Arrival - Welcome drink, Dinner,Overnight stay

August 19th Saturday

Breakfast, 02 hours Rafting expedition which will cover about 7 Kms, Lunch

Evening tea, BBQ Dinner with calypso music,Overnight stay

August 20th Sunday

Breakfast, Lunch, Evening tea, Back to Colombo

You can pay at the Sahana lab at UCSC. Only 50 seats are available so book early. Sahana Lab phone no. 011-2591785.