UTAR Film Festival 2015

When: Tue, September 8, 9:00am – 4:30pm, 2015
Where: UTAR, Sungei Long Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview

UTAR Film Festival (UTARFF) in collaboration with The Star, with the theme of Moderate Malaysia is a celebration of Malaysian cinema by young, passionate and creative Malaysian university/college students. There will also be an exhibition, a competition, and awards ceremony and a dialogue session with speakers:
  • Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai. Group MD, Star Publications
  • Dr Lyana Khairuddin, Senior Lecturer, University of Malaya
  • Quek Shio Chuan, Director, Reservoir Production
  • Liew Seng Tat, Independent Filmmaker
There will also be a screening of Lelaki Harapan Dunia and the finalists of the video contest.

Related Events
Link Sep 05 Sat 10:00  Malaysian Film Expo & Casting Call @ KLCC
Link Sep 11  Fri 19:00  Japanese Film Festival @ Mid Valley [sample below]

Blindly in Love: 35-year-old Kentaro is a socially-inept clean freak who has never received a promotion in 13 years or dated a woman in his life. Seeing little hope of their son finding a girlfriend on his own, Kentaro’s parents step in and head to a matchmaking event. Through their efforts, he meets the beautiful but blind Naoko...

Lean Startup Weekend Bali 2015

When: Fri, September 18, 8:30am – Sun, September 20, 12:30pm, 2015
Where: Balai Diklat Industri, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Admission: IDR 64,000 [MYR 20 | USD 5 | SGD 6, includes meals and certificate]
Info: Event | Register | FlightVenue | Streetview [check it out]

Luncurkan startup mu dalam 55 jam! Dalam waktu kurang dari 55 jam, kamu akan berkesempatan untuk mendapatkan pengetahuan dalam membangun startup, mulai dari memberikan pitch produk/startup, customer validation, sampai membangun prototype. Kamu akan berkumpul dan berbagi ide dengan 200 peserta yang terdiri dari software developer, desainer grafis dan pekerja kreatif dari wilayah Bali dan sekitarnya, serta mentor-mentor berpengalaman yang akan membantumu mewujudkan idemu!

[Launch your startup in 55 hours! In 55 hours, you will have the opportunity to gain knowledge in building startups, ranging from pitching to validation, to building a prototypeYou will gather and share ideas with 200 participants consisting of software developers, graphic designers and creative professionals of Bali and the surrounding region, as well as experienced mentors who will help you realize your ideas!  

Last year, over 75 people from over 22 countries built 11 startups at the first Startup Weekend event in Bali, including:
  • FoodTree: Meals for new mothers - Marc Summers (UK)
  • Instagator: Promotes networking in co-working spaces - Brian Fudge (US)
  • Lean Sites: Create your website in minutes. Artem Fedorov (RU)
  • Nanny Adviser: Connects families with trusted nannies - Alfiah Strohal (ID)
  • WElance: Match nomadic freelancers with each other - Alex Eckhart (US)
After a year, 5 of the 11 startups still have a website running (above) but none seems to have launched their business. Cool location and and multi-national crowd though.]

Related Event
Link Sep-Oct, Road to Jakarta 2015 @ Various Cities

Ecommerce Content Management

When: Tue, Sept 8, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, 2015
Where: AMPM, Jalan USJ 21/5, SubangJaya
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue | Streetview [old image]

[Ecommerce content management typically refers to the content of the store's website (vs the product itself). It includes images, descriptions, write-ups, keywords, categorization, pricing, promotions, add-ons, inventory and the system which support these content elements.] Speakers:
 Clement Chau, Manager, EasyStore
 Vincent Cheong, Director, IPmart
 Christy Ng, Founder, ChristyNg
Organized by SITEC, the Selangor Information Technology and E-Commerce Council, to promote the growth of the e-commerce industry in the state of Selangor.

TasteMIGF 2015

When: Sat, Sept 5, 9am – Sun, Sept 6, 5pm, 2015
Where: Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Cuisine | Exhibitors | Venue | Streetview

Taste MIGF is the preview event for the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF), Selected restaurants gather for a weekend to serve up tasting portions of their special Festival Menus for the public. Workshops and masterclasses include: [Soleil = Sun]
  • Local Produce with a Scandinavian Approach - Kenneth Loke, Tanzini
  • Traditions of Italian Food & Wine - Massimiliano Ranauro, VineriaIT
  • Ikan Lemak Koma-Koma Pedas Cili Padi - Kamaroull Zabidi, EnakKL
  • Classical Fine Dining - Val Subramaniam, Samplings On The Fourteenth
  • Fresh Prawn Provençale on Grilled Mango - Paul Neukirch, The Food Studio
  • Smoked Scallop with Spicy Herb Oil - Andy Seng, Imperial Rama
  • How To Create Signature Dishes - Evert Onderbeke, Soleil [top image]
  • Coffee and Tea Appreciation Masterclass - Fergus Lim, Kaffa Solutions

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015

When: Mon, September 21, 9am – Wed, September 23, 6pm, 2015
Where: 70 Pier, San Francisco, California, USA
Admission: USD 2995 [MYR 12,995 or SGD 4,222]
Info: Event | Agenda | Register | Venue | Streetview

TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. We start each day with panels and one-on-one chats featuring TechCrunch writers and editors, special guest speakers, leading venture capitalists and fascinating entrepreneurs addressing the most important topics facing today’s tech landscape, including:
Each afternoon, we host the Startup Battlefield competition which culminates in six finalists taking the stage at the end of the event for a shot at winning the Disrupt Cup. Asia: A team of twelve Taiwan startups clinched places at TaiwanStartupStadium to pitch at Disrupt:
  • CatFi - Cat feeder [top image]
  • Codementor - Mentor markeplace
  • Defiderm - Skin analysis device for beauty products
  • Flux - 3D printing, scanning and laser engraving in one machine
  • Ghosta - Helmet with augmented reality projection
  • Installments - Buy or sell anything in instalments
  • Linqapp - Forget machine translations, go human
  • Luna - Capture and broadcast in 360º
  • PhoneDoctor - iPhone trading [USP: advanced phone checking app]
  • Triton - Wearable dive computer
  • UXTesting - Heat maps etc for mobile
  • Vectr - Vector graphics editor

Other Startup Conferences

Link Sep 08 Tech in Asia Tokyo 2015 @ Tokyo (USD 500 | MYR 2096)
  • Ben Horowitz, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Om Malik, Partner, True Ventures
  • Yuko Nakazawa, CEO, UPQ
Link Sep 09 MaGIC Academy 2015 @ Cyberjaya (MYR 300)
  • Arielle Zuckerberg, Senior Product Manager, Humin
  • Araya Hutasuwan, Vice-President, Ardent Capital
  • Jon Boyle, Recruiter, Google
Link Sep 11 BFM Enterprise Breakaway @ Nexus (MYR 250)
  • Steve Crouch, Country President, Ace Jerneh
  • Adeline Foo, CEO, The Otomotif College
  • Helen Read, Founder, Ms Read
Link Sep 29 What's Next: Disruptive Technology @ Cyberjaya (MYR 980)
  • Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, Air Asia
  • Nils Michaelis, Managing Director, Accenture Digital, ASEAN
  • Raja Teh Maimunah, CEO, Hong Leong Islamic Bank
Link Oct 01 Echelon Malaysia 2015 @ Kuala Lumpur (SGD 145 | MYR 430)
  • Khailee Ng, Managing Partner, 500 Startups
  • Adlin Yusman, CEO, BeLazee
  • Nicko Widjaja, Director, Indigo Incubator
Link Nov 26 Echelon Thailand 2015 @ Bangkok (SGD 120 | MYR 357)
  • Hugh Mason, CEO, JFDI.Asia
  • Ace Singh, Director, Southeast Asia, comScore
  • Pieter Kemps, Vice President, Sequoia Capital

[PSA] Cashless Tolls & Waste Sorting

[Public Service Announcement] In Malaysia, fully cashless tolls for major highways starts on September 9th and waste separation to commence from today, September 1st. September is the start of autumn in the North. Time to finish stuff before the onset of winter.

Fully Cashless Tolls
From: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 [Next Wednesday]

Kuala Lumpur
  • AKLEH: Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway
  • DUKE: Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway
  • ECE: Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway
  • SMART: Kuala Lumpur-Taman Desa Tunnel
  • FHR2: Federal Highway Route 2 (Cashless since April 2015)
Penang & Kedah
  • PLUS: Penang Bridge
  • BKE: Butterworth-Kulim Expressway
Thai Border
  • PLUS: North-South Expressway (PLUS): Jitra & Bukit Kayu Hitam tolls

Waste Sorting
From: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 [Today]

Sort waste into four bags:
  • Paper: newspaper, cardboard, drnk cartons Blue Bag
  • Plastics: Plastic bottles, bags and packaging White Bag
  • Hardware: Tins, electronic waste, fabric, metal Green Bag
  • Kitchen: Kitchen waste, wet and un-recyclable items Black Bag

The black bag is collected twice a week, the other bags once a week. [Note: We have not been able to determine the official colour of the kitchen waste bag. The black colour is a guesstimate. Ref: SortingTolls.]

Female Founders KL Meetup

When: Sat, September 5, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, 2015
Where: Block E6, Empire Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Admission: Free [Ladies only event]
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview

Enjoy some fabulous company and conversation at Infinite Ventures! The aim of this group is to corral fabulous entrepreneurs where we welcome any woman who has a business, wants to start one or is just curious about entrepreneurship. Our get togethers are low-key and intimate. We hope that you walk away feeling encouraged, inspired and connected. Organized by Lennise Mia and Female Founders KL.

Ladies Only
Link Sep 09 Wed 18:30  Grunt & Gulp @ Quill City Mall
[It's a Javascript event, guys who attend must be accompanied by gals...]
Link Sep 19 Sat  12:30  TechFemme 2015 @ Taylor's New

Google Street View: The Kayak Edition

Google and Paddle For Nature teams up to publish Google Street View of the coastline of Malaysia. These images form a baseline visual record of flora, fauna, development and coastal conditions. First of its kind in the world for Street View, it is also the first Street View collection that circumnavigates a country's coastline using a trekker mounted on a kayak. [NST 29-Aug-2015].

[The project is still in progress and only stretches of the coastline have been recorded. Reports did not provide a navigation link for the coastline but some digging returned this starting point [updated] at Avani Gold Coast in Sepang. Rather than use this location, the pictorial below features Langkawi and Kuala Tahan. Click on each image for the corresponding Google Street View or Map.]

Weekend MaGIC Workshops

When: Sat, September 5, 10am – 4pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free Sold Out
Info: Register | Venue | Streetview

Startup Weekend MaGIC Workshops is a series of workshops leading up to the next installation of Startup Weekend MaGIC Hackathon in October. The topics that will be covered  are based on the elements within hackathon itself:
• Business Model Canvas: How will we make money?
• Ideation & Validation: From hope to idea to validation
• Pitching: Investors invest in stories about business
• Design Sprint: Design matters, speed matters
Instructor: Oko Davaasuren, Director, Techstars
Same Day and Venue
Link 09:30 Social Entrepreneurship Strategy & Execution

Diversecity 2015: Merdekarya

When: Sat, August 29, 7:00pm – Sun, August 30, 11:30pm, 2015
Where: Merdekarya, 352 Jalan 5/57, Petaling Garden, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview [above Sun Raj restaurant, entrance at the back]

Diversecity 2015: Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival is the first large-scale landmark performing arts festival in Greater Kuala Lumpur and will feature a music fest comprising over a hundred Malaysian musicians and international artistes from a wide variety of genres spread across several venues in Kuala Lumpur. [Merderkarya is a sub-event, the main event will be covered in another post.] Yes, we know it's during Bersih, but there's nothing like cold beer [or teh ais] and great music after tear gas. Jom! Artists include:
  • YT Hameer Zawawi
  • YT Lukarts
  • YT Mystery Tapes
  • YT Fabin Mark Peter
  • YT Brendan De Cruz
  • YT Hilmy Amim
  • YT The Maha Jeffery Band
  • YT Kien Lim
  • YT Brian Gomez & The Have-Nots
  • YT Shh...Diam! 

Also This Weekend
Link Sat 19:00  Publika Jazz Festival @ Publika
Link Sat 20:30  Romantic Rachmaninoff @ KLCC

Creative All Stars 2015

When: Mon, September 14, 9am – 5pm, 2015
Where: Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 1500 (+ MYR 90 GST)
Info: Event | Brochure | Venue | Streetview

The Next Best Thing could be you! As creativity embraces a myriad of media possibilities, new skill sets come into play in a wireless, borderless world. This global gathering of breakthrough thinkers who will inspire marketers and the creative community to excel beyond the sea of sameness! Topics: Updated
  • How India became a creative super power
    Sonal Dabral, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, DDB Mudra
  • The importance of being a social slut
    Pat Law, Founder, GOODSTUPH
  • How apps are changing the world
    Steve Molloy Creative Director, LOMAH Studios
  • Creating a collective visual vocabulary
    Steve Lawler Head of Creative, Kult Magazine
  • Fail Harder
    Nils Andersson, President & Chief Creative Officer, TBWA
  • The Power of Restlessness
    Merlee Jayme Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, DM9 Jayme Syfu
  • Emotional digital: using technology to create deep emotions
    Yasu Sasaki, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Aegis Network 
  • Don't create ads, create brand purpose
    Vinod Savio, Integrated Creative Director, DDB Group/Tribal Worldwide
  • Story telling & neuroscience: migration from big screens to small screens
    Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather
Prominent Speakers
  • Merlee Cruz-Jayme (Top): Cannes Lion Grand Prix and Grand Clio winner Merlee Cruz-Jaymee is Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of DM9 Jayme Syfu, Manila. She the only woman in the 20 top creative directors ranking in Asia by Campaign Brief Asia. DM9 Jayme Syfu is the small shop she founded 9 years ago and is now ranked No. 1 in the Philippines. Text Photo
  • Tham Khai Meng (Bottom) is Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather. He made history by leading the agency to win Network of the Year at Cannes four times in a row in 2012-2015. Khai Meng has taught at St. Martins and Royal College of Art in London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. Text

StartupGrind | TippingPoint | Featurette

Link Startup Kungfu Aug 26 Wed 19:00 @ BandarUtama SV Completed
  • Daniel Ng, Ittify (Influencer marketing)
  • Cheryll Jeanne, Hyve (Tag your gadgets)
  • Iskandar Mohd, EatSeize (Healthy meals)
  • Justin Ng, LaundryDone (Door-to-door laundry)
  • Adrian Mohd, Kongsi2u (Home cooked meals)

Link Grow Your Online Business Aug 27 Thu 14:00 @ SME Bank SV Completed
  • The E-Commerce Industry - Ashran Dato' Ghazi, MyNEF
  • Global Halal Superhighway - Rushdi Siddiqui, Zizar
  • Support Local Online Brands - Afiq Iskandar, Tarik Jeans
  • Payment Gateway Solutions - Luqman Hata, MOLPay
  • Going Regional - Aaron Gill, GrabTaxi [guesstimate title]

Link Webcamp Aig 27 Thu 19:00 @ Piktochart, Penang SV Completed

Link Startup Grind Aug 27 Thu 18:00 @ The Hub, Singapore SV Completed
  • Tyson Hackwood, Braintree (Payment processor)
  • Tanmai Sharma, Mesitis (Private wealth management)
  • Katrina Too, Ediply (Discover global education)

Link Communicating Your Story Sep 2 Wed 19:00 @ EtiqaTwins SV This Week
  • Alena Murang, Art4 (Art and music for social impact)
  • Low Ngai Yuen, Kakiseni (Arts community)
  • Syed Azmi Alhabsi, Rakyat4Rakyat (By the people, for the people!)

Link Startup Featurette: MAP Enrollees Sep 2 Wed 21:00 @ MMU, Cyberjaya SV This Week

Link Tipping Point Sep 08 Tue 19:30 @ Underground Société, Sunway SV [Sparco]
  • Tan Ban Eu, Offpeak (Offpeak dining)
  • Nash Maran, Be Malas (Go ahead, be lazy)
  • Karl Loo, ServisHero (Trusted service providers)
  • Victor Tan, Humans of Uber (The world through Uber drivers' eyes)

Link Tipping Point Sep 10 Thu 18:30 @ Canvas, Singapore SV
  • Tricia Frank, Uber (Transportation network)
  • Joash Wee, Between Us (App for couples)
  • Dennis Tay, Naiise (Curated products)

Link Backstage Pass: Event Organizers Sep 10 Thu 18:45 @ The Co, Bangsar SV

Link Startup Grind Sep 22 Tue 19:00 @ APW, Bangsar SV
  • Afzal Abdul Rahim, Time (Telecommunications)

Link Startup Grind Sep 23 Wed 18:00 @ The Hub, Singapore SV
  • Grace Sai, The Hub (Co-working space & accelerator)

[Footnote: Smalltown-Ipoh-girl-makes-good-in-the-city Grade Sai's The Hub has upgraded to a new premise recently and signed up tenants like Braintree, Mashable, Twilio and Blippar. The launch party is tonight. Banner: top row: vulcanpost.com; middle row: singapore,impacthub.net; bottom row (l-r): Alena (myrojak.net), Syed Azmi (letusaddvalue.blogspot.com), Ngai Yuen (aforadio.com), Borneo Crested Fireback (Alena Murang).]

IFSEC Southeast Asia 2015

WhenWed, September 2, 10am – Fri, September 4, 6pm
Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | BrochureRegister | Venue | Streetview

The region's leading Security, Fire and Safety exhibition and conference, IFSEC Southeast Asia is a platform for security, fire and safety professionals to access the latest solutions in CCTV, Surveillance, Biometric Access, Perimeter Security, Access Control and many other security sectors. If your job requires you to keep abreast of physical, electronic, and fire safety solutions and measures, you don't one want to miss this event. Seminars include:
  • Data Protection: Trends and Strategies - Carrine Teoh, CyberSecurity
  • Information Security vs Forensic Readiness - Zabri Adil Talib, CyberSecurity
  • Intelligent Key and Asset Management - Martin Woodhouse, Bricomp
  • Mitigating the Risk of Insider Hacking  Nik Mohamad Hanif, Innergia
  • Nobody can Escape from the Telematics Eye - BC Lim, Uniview
  • New Era Smart Card: Mifare DesFire - Brian Lee, MicroEngine
  • Smart Living, Safe Living - Rocco Vitali, ISEO Serrature
Co-located Events: Link Security Forum, Link Rail Business Asia., Link Pharma+Bio.

P.Ramlee The Musical 2015

When: Fri, August 28, 8pm – 10pm, 2015
Where: Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 83-203
Info: Tickets | Venue | Streetview

P.Ramlee the Musical has performed for three successful and critically acclaimed seasons in Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Singapore. The Musical successfully made audiences laugh and cry and won 8 awards at the Boh Cameronian Arts Awards, including Best Director, Best Set Design, Best Music & Sound Design, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Script, Best performance by an Ensemble.

Coming to you this Merdeka weekend - laugh, cry and re-live iconic and magical moments in the life of Malaysia's most loved showman, Tan Sri P. Ramlee! P. Ramlee The Musical Dari Penang Ke Singapura will feature a brand new staging and direction, slick choreography, and catchy music. Now, "P.Ramlee" goes on tour from Penang to Singapore [shows in Malacca and Johor], following the legendary journey of his life.

P. Ramlee was born on 22 March 1929. He attended SJK Melayu Kampung Jawa and Francis Light primary schools. Next he went to Penang Free School until the second World War broke out. During the Japanese occupation, he continued his studies at the Japanese Navy Academy. When the war ended, he resumed his studies in Penang Free School.

In 1947, he won the first place in a song competition organised by Penang Radio. Seven years after his acting career started, P. Ramlee directed his first film, Penarek Becha. In 1957, he appeared in the first of his Bujang Lapok comedic films. During his career he directed and acted in 66 films, and had more than 360 songs to his credit. He returned to Kuala Lumpur after years with Shaw Brothers in Singapore. His final film was Laksamana Do Re Mi in 1973.  [Wiki]

MyIoT Week 2015: IoT Innovation Forum

When: Tue, August 25, 9:00am – Wed, August 26, 5:30pm
Where: Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue | Streetview

[ASEAN IoT Innovation Forum 2015] IoT is a world where devices communicate and interact among themselves in an intelligent way. This forum will provide ideas, opportunities, inspiration and knowledge to path businesses into the world of IoT. Topics include:
  • IoT empowering Smart Citizens - Dr Mazlan Abbas, REDtone
  • Developer Ecosystems for Smart Cities - Dr. Emery Jou, III Taiwan
  • Rethinking Smart Cities from the Ground Up - Massimo Migliuolo, VADS
  • IoT Services and Infrastructure: - Akram Mackeen, Celcom Axiata
  • Enabling New Innovative Services – Norhizam Abdul Kadir, MDeC
  • Things Gone Wild - Lee Yu Kit, IBM
  • Protecting Security & Privacy at the Edge of IoT - Chris Kelly, Intel
[All events are sold out. For more information, contact info@iotweek.my.]

StartupMamak: Potential Venture Capital

When: Wed, August 26, 7pm – 10pm, 2015
Where: The Co, 8 Lengkok Abdullah, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview

Ahoy! We [PotentialVC] invest in very early stage technology startups. We have a strong belief that if a team has exceptional talent and skills, even if their idea is not perfect they will succeed given enough time. We position ourselves as lunatics, so lunatics gravitate towards us. Hosted by StartupMamak, a community  tech startup explorers, talents and founders. [Mamak = A type of alfresco café popular in Malaysia.]

This Week
Link Mon 09:30  Key Laws in the IT Industry @ MaybankHQ
Link Tue  20:30  Chicks & Geeks @ Ascott
Link Wed 18:30  #DMM360: Mindvalley @ Intermark
Link Wed 19:00  ImpactHub: Urban Regeneration @ Sentul
Link Wed 19:00  Startup Kungfu @ TheRoof
Link Wed 19:00  Growth Hacking: Zalora @ Bangsar New
Link Thu  09:00  AT&T Developers Day @ KLCC
Link Thu  08:00  KL Converge! 2015 @ KLCC [see below]
Link Thu  09:00   FMM & MDeC: Cloud Outsourcing @ KL
Link Thu  19:00  Webcamp @ Penang
Link Thu  20:00  DrinkEntrepreneurs @ KLCC New
Link Fri    11:00  TechBiz 2015 @ MidValley
Link Sat   09:00  Borak Arts Conference @ Penang

MSC Malaysia Intellectual Property Creators Challenge IPCC 2015

When: Tue, August 25, 9am – 5pm, 2015
Where: JW Marriott Hotel, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview

MSC Malaysia, through its strategic initiatives, is striving to turn the creative multimedia industry into an engine of growth. The main objective of this competition is to unearth and enhance the capability of local talents in terms of the development of new intellectual property and help spur the growth of the creative multimedia industry under the MSC Malaysia Creative Multimedia Content Initiative (M-CMCI).

This unique competition is open to amateurs and professionals from the creative multimedia industry. Winners will receive money, a development lair at Cyberjaya, unlimited access to MSC Malaysia Animation & Creative Content Centre’s (MAC3) facilities and consultancy from industry heavyweights.

Grants to be won:
  • Animation6 x MYR 60K for development of a 3-minute sizzle animation
  • Games:10 x MYR 60K for development of a commercial ready game

This evebt is an awareness workshop on the Challenge. RSVP attendance (name, Ddsignation, company & contact number) to Siti Normusfiroh Ropie at normusfiroh@mdec.com.my or call at +603.8315.3086.

KL Converge! 2015: Smart Digital Nation

When: Thu, Aug 27, 8am – Sat, Aug 29, 8pm
Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | SpeakersProgram | Venue | Streetview

KL Converge! is a multi-platform digital content and creative industry event showcasing the world’s latest achievements and opportunities in the music, film, gaming and Internet space. Participating events include:

KL Converge! 2015  Register here then here Updated
Discover your passion for the Digital Lifestyle. Whether you are an expert, amateur or completely clueless about digital content, KL CONVERGE! is for everyone and anyone who wants to explore, learn and share what the digital space has to offer!
  • Box Office Winners - Andrew Mason, Producer, Matrix
  • Digital Illustration Using Mobile App - Amy Hashim, iPad Painter
  • Masterclass: How To Shoot An Engaging Story - Jinny & Rueben, JinnyboyTV
  • The Changing Perspectives of Music In Digital World - Joe Flizzow, Rapper
  • The China Games Market - Gary Huang, NetEase
  • Animation: Then And Now - David J. Steinberg, Nickelodeon Animation
  • How To Start Your First Youtube Video - The Ming Thing
  • Independent Animation Production - Mike Young, Splash Entertainment
  • Photography Masterclass - Zung and Company, Photographer
  • Videography Masterclass - Gary Chong, GarychongStudios
  • Turning Gaming into A Profession - GamerZakh, Unity 3D
  • Making of The Book of Life,- Chuck Peil. Reel Fx
  • The Future of Our Digital World - Adrian Cheok, Mixed Reality Lab
  • The Rising Opportunities Of Fintech In Asia - Athi Niskkalan, 1337ventures
  • How to build a totally engaging audience - Marco Tempest, TechnoIllusionist
  • Masterclass: Illustration For Movies - Jan Urschel, Concept Designer
  • Character & Creative Animation Showcase - FINAS
  • Pitch Your Best Show Idea to Astro - Astro Super Pitch

Symposium on Empowering a Smart Digital Nation Register
Twenty four local and international speakers will speak on the theme Empowering a Smart Digital Nation [brochure]. Topics include:
  • Connecting the Unconnected - Houlin Zhao, Secretary General, ITU
  • Digital Inclusion - Dato' Mohd Ali Hanafiah, Chief Content Officer, MCMC
  • Internet of Things - Rob van Kranenburg, Project Lead, Dyne
  • Smart Cities: Nice, France - Anne Lange, CEO, Mentis
  • Retail and Payment - Peter Schiesser, MD, MyClear
  • Convergence - Sajith Sivanandan, MD, Emerging Markets, Google
  • Digital Governance - Ong Ching Fong, Senior Partner, Boston Consulting
  • Digital Economy - Albern Murty, CEO, Digi

Mega Startup Weekend Register
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Mentors:

MyMaker Register
If science, technology, electronics, arts and crafts and DIY are what you are looking forward to, checkout these workshops and talks:

[ Snapshot ] Zouk, KFit, Geeks

Pre-opening Party, 20 Aug 2015 @ New Zouk KL. Photo: trec.com.my

When you attend a KFit talk, 19 Aug 2015 @ Intercontinental. Photo: ycm.org.my

Chicks & Geeks 29 Jul 2015 @ Palazzo Viva. Photo: fb/lightshowphoto

CodeMalaysia: Demo Day

When: Wed, August 26, 3pm – 5pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue | Streetview

Freshly baked web developers just out of the oven! Codemalaysia Batch 2 students are graduating from the Programmer Finishing School and we would like to invite you to check out what they have built for the last 3 months.

Programmer Finishing School (PFS) is a 3 months part time course, organized by MaGIC in collaboration with Codemalaysia. Specifically catered for computer science university students, PFS aims to prepare participants with advanced programmer skills both in technical and non-technical to groom participants to be proficient web developers.

Now that the 3 months course is completed, the well equipped students are ready to show-off their skills. If you are looking for web developers or technical co-founders, join us on Demo Day.

Selected MaGIC Events @ Cyberjaya
Link Sat   Aug 22 10:00  Visual Design: Sketch
Link Sat   Aug 22 11:00  Google Compute Engine
Link Fri    Aug 28 17:00  Chill or Grill
Link Wed Sep 09 09:00  MaGIC Academy [Try promocode: MA2015ROCKS]

Social Entrepreneurship
Link Wed Aug 26 19:30  Deborah Harry @ EtiqaTwins
Link Wed Aug 26 19:30  Amplify Awards @ EtiqaTwins
Link Wed Sep  02 19:00  Communications @ EtiqaTwins
Link Sat   Sep  05 08:30  Strategy & Execution @ Cyberjaya
Link Sat   Oct  10 09:30  Business & Finance @ Cyberjaya

Link Sep 01  Visual Design Course
Link Sep 01  Front End Web Development
Link Sep 03  Android Mobile Development
Link Sep 04  Digital Marketing

[The courses are conducted over 3 months, Sep-Nov part-ime, after office hours in Cyberjaya, for an equivalent of approximately 2 full time weeks. Priced at MYR 400, the market rate for a 2 week full time technical course is RM 4,000 or more.]

New Zouk KL Official Opening

When: Fri, August 21, 5:00pm – 11:30pm, 2015
Where: Zouk@TREC, 436, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 60 Cover Charge
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview [where the carpark is in this outdated Google image]

A symbol of leadership in Asian clubs, the MYR 38 million Zouk KL is the poshest nightspot n Malaysia. Ranked #38 club in the world by DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs global poll, its reincarnation symbolises the rise of theSuperclub that is set to usher yet another game-changing era in the region. Embracing a unique dynamism, each space expresses hallmark modern contemporary design, visual arts and technology. Let the journey begin. Spaces:
  • Cafe Bar - Plush sofas, local and western cuisine, hotdog stand.
  • Beer Garden - Happy hour hotspot. Alfresco and sumptuous meals.
  • Main Room - EDM, Trance, Techno, Electro, Trap. Heart of Zouk KL.
  • ACE - Hip Hop, R&B. Expressive younger set.
  • Phuture - EDM, Open Format, Mash-up, Trendy, cosmopolitan crowd.
  • Velvet Underground - Open Format, House. Fashion conscious crowd.
  • Members’ Lounge - EDM, Open Format. Members only.
  • Apex Lounge - House, Indie, Classics. Advertising, arts & design communities.
  • Imperial - KL's most exclusive VIP nightspot, Kuala Lumpur's elite.
  • Balcony Deck - Kick back and unwind over a cocktail.
  • Glass Box - Private events, private dining and party-centric bashes.
[Dayum, no co-working space for the tech crowd. For the launch, it would be a challenge to get an invite now. Try hotline +603.2171.1997, from 12 pm to 6 pm, or +6016.332.3191 after 6pm. Or register for an invite, or email info@zoukclub.com.my . According to netizens, the phones and email are not being attended to.]

Understanding of Accounts

When: Wed, September 30, 10am – 4pm, 2015
Where: Wisma WIM, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 127.20
Info: Event | Register | Venue | Streetview

If you are starting a new business, serving as an honorary treasurer, finance committee member or honorary auditor [or just interested in accounting concepts and terms], join this special workshop on Necessary Understanding of Accounts. Contents include:
  • Receipts & Payments
  • Income & Expenditure
  • Trial Balance & Balance Sheet
  • Bank Accounts & Reconciliation
  • Accrual, Prepayments and Depreciation
  • What an External Auditor will ask you
Course instructor is Dato' Dr Nellie Tan-Wong JP, Chartered Accountant and CEO, Women’s Institute of Management (WIM). [Image: myaccountingcourse.com]

Panpages Digital SME Day 2015

When: Wed, September 9, 8am – 5pm, 2015
Where: Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue | Streetview

Be a Storm Chaser! Fire up your engines and beat your competitors by learning the latest online marketing trends. Get a crash course from the speakers on their behind-the-scenes success stories. Expand your network by taking this opportunity to meet and greet someone new. Speakers:
  • Jeffrey Ng, Head, SME, Group Business & Transaction Banking, RHB Bank
  • Christian Nill, Chief Commercial Officer, Lazada Malaysia
  • Timothy Leung, Head of Global Supplier Development and Sales, Alibaba
  • Matthew Heller, Head of Channel Sales Southeast Asia, Google
  • Reuben Kang, YouTuber, JinnyboyTV
  • Fong Wai Leong, Group CEO, PanPages
  • Christopher Ng, Chief Revenue Officer, PanPages
Phioto: Reuben Kang (Twitter), Christian Nill, Timothy Leung, Matthew Heller (LinkedIn)

TechBiz 2015

When: Fri, August 28, 11am – Sun, August 30, 6pm, 2015
Where: Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Seminars | Register | Venue | Streetview

[Low key consumer oriented Malaysia IT Fair goes up market.] With the increasing new technologies and acceleration of business pace and competitiveness, we see this need to host an exhibition where all vendors and business owners, chief executives and IT managers to come together, be kept abreast and be introduced to the latest business IT solutions, hardware and strategizing how to leverage on such new technologies to further each company’s productivity and competitiveness.

  • Private Cloud, Public Cloud or Hybrid Cloud?
  • Big Data: Is Data Warehousing getting obsolete?
  • Big Data: IOT, What is it?
  • Advanced Persistent Threat: Hype or Reality?
  • Virtualization: Hyperconvergence
  • IT Security: The new landscape of Virus Attacks
  • IT Implementation Model: What is the best model?
  • Network Security: Next Generation Firewalls
  • Strategy to use when deploying Digital Marketing
  • Datuk Mohd Noor Amin, Chairman, ITU-IMPACT
  • Mark Bentkower CISSP, Director of Systems Engineering, CommVault
  • Jimmy Low Presales Group Manager, Kaspersky Lab
  • Daniel Schneersohn, Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan, Damballa [top image]

Career Builder 2015

When: Sat, August 22, 11am – Sun, August 23, 7pm, 2015
Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Exhibitors | Venue | Streetview

CareerBuilder (formerly known as JobsCentral) is Malaysia's fastest growing one-stop job search portal.  This event is an avenue where professionals from all work levels and sectors can expect to find plenty of job opportunities from quality employers.Talks include:
  • Social media: your employment advantage - Jonathan Yabut, Apprentice Asia
  • Career advancement: postgraduate studies - Alison Wong, CUHK
  • Your online presence: branding yourself - Edward Ling, LinkedIn 
  • Powerful presence: dressing and looking right - Sheila Wong, SWET
  • From followers to friends and colleagues - Rasyad Hasbollah, FrogAsia

Google: Firebase Kubernetes MillWheel

When: Fri, August 21, 6pm – 9pm, 2015
Where: Google Malaysia, Quill 7, Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue | Streetview

Join us for some great learning and discussion on the future of compute, storage, big data and the power of Google Cloud Platform.
Organized by Google Cloud Platform User Group & Google Developer Group (GDGMy).

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Link Sat Aug 22 11:00  Google Compute Engine @ Cyberjaya
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Why Startups and Enterprises should Tango

When: Thu, September 3, 9am – 1pm, 2015
Where: Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
Admission: Free [see note below]
Info: Event | Register | Venue | Streetview

[IBM Connect 2015: Start Up Xchange] This half-day event, by IBM in collaboration with Tech in Asia, intends to provide startups with tips on growth hacking. If you’re a founder looking at how you can scale your business quickly, this is the event for you. Topics include:
  • Growth Hacking: Shifu’s Secrets Revealed -Amit Anand, Partner, JungleVentures
  • Bootstrapping @ Speed - William Lim, Guru, SoftLayer
  • Why Startups and Large Enterprises should Tango - Tim Greisinger, MD, IBM
  • Force Multipliers: How to Power your Startup - Antonia Edmunds, IBM
  • Startup Clinic - Paul Santos, Managing Partner, Wavemaker
The event includes Pitch @ IBM Smartcamp and Learning @ Speed (experiment with IBM technologies). [This half day event is part of a 2 day C-Suite Executive Xchange (register here), It is intended for CEO, COO, CIO and funded entrepreneurs. Registration for both events are subject to confirmation by the organizers. Image: IBM Networking Services.]

Open Government Partnership

When: Tue, August 18, 9am – 3pm, 2015
Where: The Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview

Open data has been on a progressive global trend in the past few years and governments have increasingly recognised the much-needed benefits of open data for improving transparency and accountability. For instance, the United Kingdom was regarded by the Open Data Barometer as the pioneer in this field, witnessing an emergence of a plethora of tech-businesses that source 70% of information from government open data. Topics include:
  • What is Open Data and How Can it be Used?
    Michael Canares, Regional Research Manager, Open Data Lab
  • How Open Data Spurred Innovation & Increased Government Accountability
    Antonio Acuna, Head, data.gov.uk
  • Malaysia’s Open Data Project
    Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, CEO, MDeC
  • Open Data for Good Governance and Civic Engagement in Malaysia
    Khairil Yusof, Co-Founder, Sinar Project
  • Businesses that use Open Data
    Sandra Hanchard, Co-founder, Big Data Malaysia
  • Open Data and Innovative Solutions
    Lih Shiun Goh, Country Lead, Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google
  • How GrabTaxi grew as a start-up using data available to them
    Deevya Desai, Regional Head, Policy and Research, GrabTaxi
[Last minute notice; to attend, try walk in registration.]

Upnamics: Key Laws in the IT Industry

When: Mon, August 24, 9:30am
Where: Menara Maybank, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue | Streetview

The Personal Data Protection Act 2010
The enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA) in late 2013 has given rise to issues and at times, complications, in the business processes and operations of many organisations. Some questions such as the adequacy of consent and cross-border transfer of data remain unanswered. This session will examine practical issues arising from the implementation of the PDPA, with recommendations on how to overcome complications that organisations may be facing.

Intellectual Property Law
This session is a review of legal issues in a variety of areas of intellectual property (IP), including patentability case law, copyright, and trade mark law and practice issues, to expose participants to IP law and create IP awareness, particularly in the field of IT.

Speakers Adlin Abdul Majid, MA & BA Jurisprudence, Oxford, Advocate and Solicitor, and Eunice Chan, LLB, Cardiff, Barrister at Law (Middle Temple), UK, are Partner and Senior Associate respectively at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. Organized by Upnamics.

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