According to THA, the previous #koulouriofthemonth contests have been very successful, as social media users posted photos from various areas of Greece, as well as from the UK, France, The Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey.“The news for the contest also reached social media users in the US, Canada and Australia,” the association said.THA members started serving “Thessbrunch” (meaning “want brunch”) in May 2017.Since then the initiative has been warmly embraced by the public, and Thessaloniki’s hoteliers are participating every season with new dishes, unique wines and cocktails, as well as the landmark koulouri. 37sharesHome > Events > Event News > ‘Thessbrunch’ Launches New #koulouriofthemonth Photo ContestThessbrunch, the award-winning culinary initiative of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA), has launched a new online photo contest featuring the Greek sesame seed bread ring, also known as koulouri.After a successful spring season of events, which saw the participation of a record number of Thessaloniki hotels, Thessbrunch is inviting its friends from around the world to embrace the competition by uploading photos of persons, buildings, dishes, landscapes or other favorite themes using the koulouri as a frame, with the hashtag #koulouriofthemonth also tagging @thessbrunch on social media.According to an announcement, the best summer photo of koulouri will provide a winner with a two-nights’ accommodation in a five- or four-star hotel in Thessaloniki.The contest’s deadline is on August 31 at 11:59 pm, and the winner will be announced through thessbrunch’s social media.
When it comes to programming, no one knows everything. The one thing many programmers get stuck on these days is the one thing determining the future of computing: the cloud.The sixth episode of “Silicon Valley,” “Third Party Insourcing,” picks up with Richard stuck on Pied Piper’s cloud deployment with only a week left before TechCrunch Disrupt.“I’m a good programmer. It’s the only thing I am good at,” he says. “I learned Ruby on Rails over a weekend when I was 17. I should be able to learn cloud. I have to.”But instead, Pied Piper turns to a legendary Black Hat hacker, known as “The Carver,” who took down the entire Bank of America system. It turns out that he’s a cocky teenager named Kevin (Austin Abrams). Pied Piper pays Kevin US$20,000 to build their entire cloud architecture, and the kid says he can do it in two days as long as he’s stocked with Mello Yello soda, Oreos and Adderall. Kevin’s presence, on top of making Richard feel inadequate about his coding skills, warps his self-esteem back to grade school. Kevin makes fun of Richard for pressing his lips so close together when he’s not talking, which results in one of Thomas Middleditch’s best bits of physical comedy to date as he tries to figure out what to do with his lips.All the while, Richard is taking a crash course in cloud computing from a kid half his age (26 is old in “Silicon Valley” years), learning how to build indexes on the fly and store key values. Only on a show like this could a cloud infrastructure migration be a main storyline. “Silicon Valley” continues its trend of making sure the programmer audience gets its fair share of inside humor.(Related: Previously on “Silicon Valley”)Though of course when Richard lets his guard down and asks for Kevin’s help replicating data in the persistence layer, everything goes to hell. Kevin has a breakdown and carves up Pied Piper’s entire codebase, revealing he did the same thing to Bank of America when he was consulting there, not hacking into the bank.