Radhika Nilupulee Rajapaksha – Jan 9, 2008
It was my good fortune to have been selected as a trainee to work at the EuroCenter DDC (now 99X Technology) in Colombo last year. I arrived at EC on 22nd October for a two month stay until 22nd December, together with two of my friends, Iresha Dilhani and Ruvini Senevirathna. First, I would like to thank Mr. Mano Sekaram and Mr. Johann De Cruz for providing us with this great opportunity.
During these two months I learned many things such as how the company is run since I had no idea how a company works. I also observed people working together as a team, and I had the opportunity to be part of that team. This involved sharing many responsibilities when we were working with the team. Our task was to design a website for the Sports Club at EC. We received assistance from other employees of EC as well. Actually that was our main task at EC since we were unsure of how to handle this project properly. We gained a lot of experiences from our involvement and learned the correct method of handling such a project. Initially we had a kick-off meeting and then we went on with to obtain the other requirements. We had to draw up Story Boards, and after that the main templates had to be designed in order to develop the website. We followed this method and were successful.
We became familiar with a lot of software while designing the EC Sports Club website, as well as how to use Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Fireworks, Macromedia Dreamweaver, CSS, Java Script, Macromedia Flash, etc., and we also learned about Web servers, the Internet and CMS.
I must make special mention of the staff of EC from whom we learned many useful things. Actually they were very kind and helpful and we are indeed grateful for their kindness during the two enjoyable months we spent with them!
I should also like to thank Mr. & Mrs. Charles for their kind hospitality by providing us with comfortable accommodation and tasty food at their house in Rajagiriya, which we greatly enjoyed. Our thanks also to Mrs. Muththamma and her family for looking after us well and making our stay so pleasant.
I should not forget to mention here that while at EC, I learned to play table tennis as well. This was something I had been very keen to do. So Ruvini, Iresha and I learned from the others who were playing, and we used to play together during our lunch hour. This is something we all enjoyed very much.