Control Charts 101

When: Wed, August 5, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, 2015
Where: ServiceRocket, Suite 3B-5-7, Plaza Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue | Streetview

This month's Agile meetup will focus on how a team can use statistical process control chart (SPCC) to guide continuous improvement and measure performance of processes in a production system. Topics:
  • Lean Concepts and Tools
  • Downtime and Fishbone
  • Kaizen with Control Chart
  • Control Chart in JIRA Agile
Speakers from ServiceRocket
  • Azwandi Mohd Aris, Product Manager
  • Yuen-Chi Lian, Engineering Manager

Related Event
Link Aug 20 09:00  Improve Quality with Minitab 17 @ ShahAlam

Feedback: Open Mic Finale 2015

When: Tue, August 4, 8pm – 11pm, 2015
Where: The Bee 36B, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview

So we started a thing this year where at each open mic we do we would select an "Act Of The Night" who got to do the opening slot for The Bee's Saturday night showcase, Lot36.  These selected acts would also become finalists for what we call our Finale. The 12 acts (that's 2 acts selected per month for 6 months) will now perform 2 songs each in front of an audience and a panel of judges. The best act of night wins stuff. Pretty straightforward fun. The acts include:
  • FB Amoura [top image]
  • FB Issac Ho
  • FB Tasha Aleia
  • FB They Forgot Jasmine
  • FB Tiah Ridhwani
  • SC The SXS
  • YT Aalex Termizi 
  • YT Fikri Azam 
  • YT Lukarts 
  • Moktharizal, Owner, iSeekMusic
  • Reza Salleh, Founder, Moonshine Productions
  • Jennifer Thompson, Music Industry Veteran

This Week
Link Tue  14:30  Producing for Digital Cinema @ Ampang
Link Wed 17:00  The Push and Pull Effect @ Bangsar
Link Fri    06:00  KL City Grand Prix @ KLCC
Link Fri    19:00  KL Community Summit: Food & Founders @ Bangsar
Link Sat   09:00  Alpha Startups Express Edition @ KLCC
Link Sat   10:00  MaGIC Introduction to Javascript @ Cyberjaya

Digital Transformation Asia 2015

When: Thu, August 13, 8am – Fri, August 14, 6pm, 2015
Where: Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 2.9k
Info: Event | Brochure | Venue | Streetview

This 2 day conference features over 20 distinguished speakers and an integrative blend of insightful presentations and case examples, engaging dialogues and practical frameworks for becoming a strategic leader in today's fast changing digital landscape. Topics include:
  • The CIO’s Role in Digital Transformation
    Glen Francis, President, IDeationEdgeAsia
  • How Digital Evolved from Marketing to Innovation
    Manisha Rana, Chief Marketing Officer, MagicBricks
  • Productivity in the Modern Workplace
    Elena Luk’yanenko, Customer Success Lead, APAC, Microsoft 
  • Achieving Transformation for the New Tomorrow
    Nils Michaelis, MD Asean, Accenture Digital + Panel
  • The War For Talent is Over, And Talent Won
    Michael Wright, Head of Talent Acquisition, GroupM
  • To CDO or not to CDO
    Kieran O’Hea, Chief Digital Officer (CDO), City of Brisbane
  • Less Gadgetry, More Strategy
    Marc Woo, Head eCommerce & Travel, Google

Related Events
Link Aug 05  Global R&D Leaders & CEOs Forum @ Kuching (MYR 1.5k)
Link Aug 17  Project Management Symposium @ Istana (MYR 4k)
Link Aug 18  Asia Pacific CEO Congress @ Singapore (SGD 4k)
Link Aug 20  Factory Management Conference 2015 @ RoyaleChulan (MYR 1k)
Link Aug 20  The Economist South-East Asia Summit 2015 @ Westin (USD 1.9k)
Link Sep  01  Wild Digital @ Aloft (USD 1.5k)
Link Sep  01  Managing The New Normal @ HongKong (HKD 2k)

[USD 1 = MYR 3.8 | SGD 1.4 | HKD 7.8. Image: Burson-Marsteller]

Trainers Conference 2015

When: Tue, August 18, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Where: Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 583
Info: Event | Brochure | Venue | Streetview

Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad [PSMB or Human Resource Development Fund] is organizing its first Trainers’ Conference. The conference will cover a  spectrum of training industries and will be a platform to share ideas, gain new insights and help shape new training content. Topics include: [Image: Brandcrowd/Liquidmedia info]
  • Training and Live Long Learning
  • Innovation in Training: Taiwan
  • The Emergence of E-Learning
  • Mapping Expectations and Addressing Gaps
  • Directive Communication Methodology
  • Best Practice Mini Bootcamp

Other Human Capital Events
Link 13 Aug  Talent Ecosystem Conference 2015 @ Cyberjaya (MYR 798)
Link 24 Aug  IFTDO World Conference 2015: @ SunwayPyramid (USD 1250)
Link 08 Sep  Jobstreet and Kelly Services: Recruitment @ KL (MYR 636)
Link 30 Sep  Singapore Human Capital Summit 2015 @ Singapore (SGD 2500)
Link 15 Nov  HR Summit and Expo 2015 @ Dubai (USD 4599)
Link 24 Nov  People First @ Hong Kong (HKD 9400)
Link 08 Dec  HRDF Conference & Exhibition 2015 @ (MYR 1166)

[USD 1 = MYR 3.8 | SGD 1.4 | HKD 7.8]

[ Snapshot ] StartupGrind, RiskManagement

StartupGrind Kuala Lumpur with Joel Neoh, 23 Jul 2015 @ MapKL. Photo: fb/startupgrindkl

StatrupGrind Singapore with Vinnie Lauria, 27 Jul 2015 @ The Hub. Photo: fb/startupgrindsingapore

MaGIC Risk Management with Adam Zechariah 31 Jul 2015 @ The Co.  Photo:

JoomlaDay Malaysia 2015

When: Sat, August 15, 8am – 6pm, 2015
Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 49
Info: Brochure | Event | TicketsVenue | Streetview

Joomla! is one of the world's most popular software packages used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. Owing to its scalable MVC architecture its also a great base to build web applications. Joomla! powers the web presence of hundreds of thousands of small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide like Citibank, eBay, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald's and Sony. Speakers:
  • Sarah Watz, President, Open Source Matters
  • Mark Lee, Co Founder, Stackideas
  • Sam Suresh, CEO, Mu.My
  • Shaifulnizam Mohamad, Joomla Enthusiast, Malaysia
  • Puneet Kala, Joomla Enthusiast, India
  • Akarawuth Tamrareang, Founder, CMSPlugin
  • Apirat Jangjit, Lead, Joomla User Group, Bangkok
  • Henry Nguyen, CTO, JoomlaShine
  • Hung Dinh, Founder, Joomart
Sample Joomla Sites:

SAS Forum Kuala Lumpur 2015

When: Tue, August 18, 9am – 12pm, 2015
Where: Le Meridien, Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue | Streetview

This year the SAS Forum will bring you an explosive line-up of superheroes, each with unique super powers from predicting what people want to travelling at the speed of thought! SAS (Statistical Analysis System) is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Morning plenary:
  • What is the world searching for? - Chuah Jia Wen, Finance Lead, Google
  • What do Asian shoppers want? - Luca Barberis, Country Manager, Zalora
  • Panel: The State of Customer Experience - Prof. Khong Kok Wei, NottinghamU+
  • Analytics in Action - Deepak Ramanathan, CTO, SAS Asia Pacific
  • Monetise your Data with Hadoop - Joseph Lee, Sales Director, Cloudera
  • Panel: Hadoop, Big Data & Analytics - Zohairen Sori, GM, Petronas+
Afternoon Stream: SAS
  • Modernize Your Analytics
  • Hadoop Business Services for Industries
  • Accelerating the Value of Big Data
  • How to turbocharge your modeling, go from zero to hero
  • Making it count at the point of decision

Other Big Data Events
Link Aug 05  Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit @ Renaissance (MYR 3038)
Link Aug 10  Big Data Analytics Conference 2015 @ Connexion (MYR 530)
Link Aug 17  Big Data Processing: MapReduce & Hadoop @ UM (MYR 350)
Link Aug 18  IDEAS Open Government Partnership @ KualaLumpur (Free) [tenative]
Link Aug 30  MDeC National BigApp Challenge 2.0 @ Cyberjaya (Free) [tenative]
Link Sep  09  MAMPU Open Data Hackathon @ Cyberjaya (Free)
Link Oct  06  BIGIT BigData WorldShow 2015 @ BerjayaTimesSquare (MYR 4235)
Link Dec  02  O'Reilly Strata+Hadoop World @ Singapore (MYR 4185)

[Some data sourced from: BigDataAnalytics. USD 1 = MYR 3.8]

Meet the Makers: The Craft of Artisans

When: Sat, August 1, 11am – 5pm, 2015
Where: Sundays @ Bangsar Village II, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview

Come join us for an exciting day at the Sundays as The Alphabet Press presents "Meet the Makers Market, Celebrate the Craft of Local Artisans." A special and intimate meetup featuring some of the best local artisans in KL:
Get up close and personal with these amazing and talented craftsmen as they share the origins of their brands, creative process, production techniques and latest collections. There will be yummy treats served throughout the day, live-demos by the artisans, rubber stamping activities and much more! [Sundays is the name of the venue.]

This Weekend
Link Fri   09:00  BFM Enterprise Takeaway 2015 @ Connexion Sold Out
Link Fri   15:00  MaGIC: Black Swans & Risk Management @ Bangsar Sold Out
Link Fri   17:00  MaGIC: Chill or Grill: Pitch to MaGIC @ Cyberjaya Sold Out
Link Fri   18:30  MaGIC: Digital Currency 101
Link Sat  09:00  Georgetown Festival 2015 @ Penang
Link Sat  08:00  Barcamp @ Penang
Link Sat  08:30  TEDxTARUC @ KualaLumpur
Link Sat  14:00  Young Entrepreneurs' Conference @ KK
Link Sun 09:00  Embrace Your Rhythm @ KualaLumpur

The Vochale Project: Travel Trails

When: Fri, July 31, 8:30pm – 11:00pm, 2015
Where: PJ Live Arts, E-83-1.2 Jaya One, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 45
Info: Event | Tickets | Venue | Streetview

The Vochale Project is an all-ladies a cappella vocal ensemble consisting of members from various vocal backgrounds coming together to celebrate the same passion for singing and performing. Members: Ann Salina Peter, Scholastica Tan, Sharlene Rani, Ching Hsia, Sulyn Ooi, Low Li Yien, Chow Yee Mun, Joaan Foo, Carolyn Boudville.

TEDxSungaiSegget 2015

When: Sat, August 15, 10:00am – 4:30pm
Where: Berjaya Waterfront Hotel, Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 30
Info: Event | Register | Venue | Streetview

This is the first ever TEDx event in Johor Bahru, TEDxSungaiSegget attempts to engage the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading to our community by celebrates the stories and ideas of people living the transition and effecting positive change in our community, to encourage a greater consciousness of the elements and their manifestations.
[Sungei Segget is a river rehabilitation project at the city centre of Johor Bahru, Malaysia.]

Laundry Unplugged: Sachié Amira

When; Thu, July 30, 8:00pm – 10:30pm, 2015
Where: Laundry, Western Courtyard, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview

This time round, we have the talented Sachié Amira! Her music influences (Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Paramore & many more) has led her up to the spotlight, singing with top local artists such as Ning Baizura, Siti Nurhaliza, Shanel Shanty James and many more!

Lean Startup Circle: Customer Validation

When: Thu, July 30, 7pm – 10pm, 2015
Where: The Barracks, 43A-1 Block D, Zenith Corporate Park
Admission: MYR 10
Info: Register | Venue | Streetview

Customer-Problem Validation is one of the first steps in finding out and making sure which products will succeed in the marketplace and which won't, and where does your product belong? [Validate the problem that you think the customer is having and which you are trying to solve.], Speaker: Zafrul Noordin, CEO, CodeArmy and Regional Manager, Lean Startup Machine,  Plus hear from two startups accelerated by LSM:
  • Fundeavour - LinkedIn for Gamers
  • MyBump - Turn bumper stickers into advertising

GLC Open Day 2015

When: Fri, Aug 7, 1:30pm – Sun, Aug 9, 5pm
Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview

GLC Open Day 2015 celebrates the ‘graduation’ of Government-Linked Investment Companies GLICs) and Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) from the 10-year GLC Transformation (GLCT) Programme. Come join us as we celebrate our success and showcase our proudest moments from the past 10 years. There will be exhibitions, forums, talks and other fun-filled activities highlighting our theme: “Graduating to a Higher Class: Nation-Building, Touching Lives”. Main exhibitors:
  • Banking: Maybank, MBSB, Affin, CIMB
  • Financial: EPF, LTAT, Khazanah, LTH, PNB
  • Property: MRCB, SimeDarby, UEM
  • Industrial: UMW, CCM
  • Infrastructure: TM, Axiata, MAHB
  • Plantations: Boustead, THP
[This event happens over the same weekend and is located in the vicinity of the KL GT Race. Suggest arriving early and leaving late, or take the LRT and/or Monorail.]

Participating Event
Link Aug 07 10:00  Alpha Startups Xpress Edition: Pitch to GLCs @ KLCC

The Co. Launch

When: Mon, August 17, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, 2015
Where: The Co., 8 Lengkok Abdullah, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free Fully Booked
Info: Event | Register | Venue | Waze | Streetview

The Co. is a collection of coworking spaces located at The Row in Kuala Lumpur and in a converted bungalow in Bangsar. Designed for entrepreneurs, freelancers and go-getters, The Co. is more than just a space; it's a community.. The Co. is opening its doors and we're celebrating with a bang! Join us as we kick off at our Bangsar location with a fireside chat featuring:
  • In Nazrin Hassan, CEO, Cradle
  • In Vinnie Lauria, Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
  • In Oko Davaasuren, Director SE Asia, Techstars
  • In Serb Jodha, Director, The Co.
on the state of the startup ecosystem. Afterwards, eat, mingle and generally merry make with us to some live music! We're looking forward to seeing you there! [The streetview shows the venue before it was taken over and renovated by The Co.]

Other Launch Events include:
Link Aug 05 The Push and Pull Effect
Link Aug 12 Women in Tech

Amazin' Graze: Blueberry Goji Granola Mix

OpenTED: Submit Your Idea

Due: Fri, October 16, 11am, 2015 [EST]
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Info: Info | Submit

What’s your idea worth spreading? OpenTED is an experimental initiative that invites anyone to submit a video and share an idea. The best submissions will be considered for inclusion as an official TED talk of the day.

For this experiment, there are no hard lines around what is and isn’t a “TED Talk”. You can stick to the standard format – delivering a talk from the stage – or you can explore the infinite ways to share an idea on video.

Will what you are about to say light up another person? Will it provoke another person to learn more, to act, to think? If so, join us & share your idea worth spreading.

Other Video Submission Invitations
Link DigiCon6 Short Movie Contest CN IN KR MY SG TW TH

Big Data Processing: MapReduce & Hadoop

When: Mon, August 17, 9am – Tue, August 18, 5pm, 2015
Where: Makmal Lanjutan, Level 2, Block A, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University Of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 350
Info: Brochure | Register | Venue | Streetview

The purpose of this workshop is to provide basic training in understanding the core techniques and concepts of the Big Data and Hadoop ecosystems, set up and configure a single-node and pseudo-distributed Hadoop installation, work with Distributed File System (HDFS) and write MapReduce programs.

Hadoop is a game changer for all those companies working with Big Data. It brings together large pools of data, stores and analyses it. Big enterprises like Amazon and IBM have embraced this technology, hence making accurate analyses and better decisions. Hadoop is an open-source Apache Software Foundation project written in Java that enables the distributed processing of large datasets across clusters of commodity. Hadoop has two primary components, namely, HDFS and MapReduce programming framework.

Related Events
Link Aug 03  Android Development for Beginners 5 Days @ KL (MYR 500)
Link Aug 08  Introduction to Javascript 2 Days @ Cyberjaya (MYR 50)

[Technical courses similar to those listed above are normally offered at MYR 2000+.]

Story of Open Source Startups

When: Sun, August 2, 2pm – 5pm, 2015
Where: City University, Hong Kong
Admission: Free
Info: EventRegister | Venue | Streetview

Speakers from famous open source startups and companies are invited to share their story to run their open source startups and business:
Co-organized by Open Source Hong Kong and Internet Society Hong Kong.

Related Events
Link Fri     09:00  RISE @ HongKong
Link Thu  19:00  Webcamp @ Penang
Link Sat   08:00  Barcamp   @ Penang
Link Sat   12:00  Fedora Meetup @ Ampang

Other Events
Link Wed 18:30  PR Newswire Asia @ Intermark
Link Thu  19:30  Become a Changemaker @ Bangsar
Link Thu  20:00  DrinkEntrepreneurs @ KualaLumpur

[Junior] World Entrepreneurship Forum 2015

When: Sat, Sept 19, 9:00am – Sun, 5:30pm
Where: INTI, Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 30
Info: Event | Register | Venue | Streetview

Every year, outstanding young entrepreneurs apply or get invited to join the 2 day Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum (JWEF) 2015 Forum. Grab the opportunity to listen to prominent speakers, network with investors and members of the media, and members globally. [This event is open to tertiary level students and the public.] Speakers:

Related Events Updated
Link Aug 01  Global Policy Symposium GPS 2015 @ SunwayUniversity
Link Aug 01  Malaysian Medical Student Summit MMS 2015 @ UniversitiMalaya
Link Aug 08  Malaysian Student Leaders Summit MSLS 2015 @ Renaissance
Link Aug 15  Student Leadership Symposium SLS 2015 @ Sentral
Link Aug 15  Economic & Leadership Forum ELF 2015  @ SunwayUniversity New
Link Aug 20  Student Leadership Convention SLC 2015 @ UniverstiMalaya
Link Aug 29  Young Entrepreneurs' Conference YEC 2015 @ KLCC New
Link Aug 29  The Malaysia Inspire Conference 2015 @ Taylor's New

Adobe Create Now 2015

When: Tue, July 28, 10am – 4pm, 2015
Where: Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview

Join us for this event to explore the evolution. Discover what's new in Creative Cloud 2015 and learn from Adobe's world class evangelist team as they showcase the Adobe magic and how you can create and ideate wherever you are and whenever you are ready. Topics include:
  • Make it with Mobile: Use Photoshop and Illustrator with your phone and tablet
  • Make it with Video: Latest updates on Adobe Video [Premiere, AfterEffects etc]
  • Make it with Design & Web: Creative profiles, shared libaries & faster workflow
  • Make it with Photography: Tips and tricks using Photoshop & Lightroom

Related Events
Link Aug 18  Adobe Create Now 2015 KUL
Link Aug 20  Adobe Create Now 2015 BKK


When: Sat, August 1, 8:30am – 3:30pm, 2015
Where: TAR University College, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 30
Info: Event | Register | Venue | Streetview

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC) provides quality education and training in a comprehensive range of disciplines and levels. Presenters:
  • Dennis Lau, Violinist
  • Salawati Mat Basir, Legal Eagle
  • Teh Peng Hong, Entrepreneurship Lecturer
  • Zlwin Chew, Magician
  • Joseph Germani, YouTube Celebrity
  • Yip Mum Wai, TRIZ Fan
  • Frank Ng, Entrepreneur
  • Carey Ng, Miss Malaysia 2013
  • Shawn Tan, Chip Doctor 
  • Heislyc Loh, Social Entrepreneur
[TRIZ = Russian problem solving methodology. Chip = RISC microprocessor.]

An Invitation to a MaGICal Open House

When: Tue, July 28, 4pm – 8pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: EventRSVP | Venue | Streetview

You are invited to MaGIC's Aidilfitri Raya Open House. It will be a great opportunity to mingle with MaGIC Accelerator Program (MAP)'s first cohort of 52 startups and 25 social enterprises. Traditional costumes are recommended. See you next Tuesday!

AppsAuthority-Multichannel ecommerce
AZ Stack - Rich messaging
BloomThis - Flowers by subscription
BorderPass - Clear immigration quickly
Cloudjet - Human resource solutions
Cropital - Crowdfunding for farmers
DF Automation - Robot mobility
DNS Vault - DNS management appliance
Door2DoorDoctor - The doctor visits you
Flipped - Maths elearning
Foodbits - Low carb halal recipes
Foodit - Food and recipe portal
FourEyes - Affordable premium eyewear
Gamurai - 3D hair visualisation software
Golfserve - Golf course booking
GameTaiko - Game developer
GoodMealHunting - Link foodies to food
HappyChef - Restaurant management app
iKargo - Uber for cargo
iKnewIt - Gamification of prediction
IslamicTunes - Halal entertainment
Jobi - Part time jobs
Katsana - GPS vehicle tracking
GuruKool - School management system
MilkADeal - Consumer cashback
Mobile9 - Smartphone soft accessories

MoneyLover - Personal finance app
PickId - Tell your life story (in 8 pics a day)
Playme - Integrate print and digital
Plink - Energy management system
Printcious - DIY gifts
Qsearch - Demographic search
Qtix - Queue management system [image]
Qur'an Academy - Memorise the Qur'an
Recomn - Quotes from service pros
RideClicked - Book drivers (not vehicles)
Savasti - Point of Sale
SecondCRM - Cloud-based CRM
SimiCart - Mobile magento
SkolaFund - Crowdsourced scholarships
SmallCourses - Mobile education
Sometime - Exclusive designer bags
Spotnews - News app
TableApp - Restaurant reservation
Tanimac - Tray seeding (geeks who farm)
TripOnHalal - Mosques & halal restaurants
Trouver - Wifi and Bluetooth tracking
UniStay - University accommodation
Vlance - Hire freelancers
Weaver - Expressive auto-cue messaging
Wonderlist - Mobile co-broking
Zoposh - Long term rental deals
Social Enterprises
ANB Agro Trainers - Agri-business
Ashoka Group - Yellow bin recycling
Bas Abang Brian - Nutrition education
CherryBomb - Sustainable fashion
FoodABox - Eco friendly lunch box
FYF Engineereing - Solar power
Heart Treasures - Handicrafts
Little Marios - Mushroom farming
Saora - Solar powered water purification
SewistNest - Sewing classes
SimplyCookies - Baking classes
The Backyard Tour Guide - Eco-tourism
The Nasi Lemak Project - Nasi lemak sales
Uniworco - Organic urban gardening
Social Enterprises (No Website)
100% Project - Crowdfunded education
Blu Bear - Cost effective feminine products
FoodNinja - Link surplus food to charities
GoodKids - Rehabilitate teens thru arts
Gratis - Marketpace for used items
Heart Treasures - Reuse and recycle
Hijab for Good - Muslimah platform
MedRent - Short term wheel chair rental
WasteToWealth-Foodwaste to animalfeed

MaGIC: Digital Currency 101

When: Fri, July 31, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 2015
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya. Malaysia
Admission: MYR 5
Info: Register | Venue | Streetview

What is Bitcoin? What can we use it for? Where is it going? This talk will will cover the beginnings of Bitcoin, how it works, its use cases, and how it disrupts the financial industry.

Speaker Marcus Swanepoel is Co-Founder and CEO of BitX, a global cryptocurrency platform that provides Bitcoin products and services including wallets, exchanges, merchant integration and APIs. Before co-founding BitX, Marcus worked for Standard Chartered in Singapore, 3i and Morgan Stanley in London. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a Chartered Accountant.

On The Same Day
Link 15:00  MaGIC: Black Swans & Risk Management @ Bangsar
Link 17:00  MaGIC: Chill or Grill - Pitch at/to MaGIC @ Cyberjaya

TEDxKL 2015: To Infinity & Beyond

When: Sat, August 8, 11am – 8pm, 2015
Where: Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 150
Info: Event | Tickets | Venue | StreetEarth

This year, TEDxKL explores the ideas that push boundaries for the future. To Infinity & Beyond! Presenters:
  • Irshad Mobarak, Conservationist
  • Sam Triggy, Guitarist
  • Kenneth Fong, Eye Surgeon
  • Ramli Ibrahim, Cultural Dancer
  • Adrian Cheok, New Media Technologist
  • Amani Salim, Space Biologist
  • AkashA, Fusion Band
  • Afdlin Shauki, Comedian
  • Idris Jala, Business Advisor
  • Afroz Ahmad Shah, Geologist
  • James Lee, Film Director
[Promocodes: try goaseantedxkl2015 or startupmamaktedxkl  Image: Bernie Quah]

Piring-Piring: Tunes & Tuck In

When: Sun, July 26, 4pm – 6pm, 2015
Where: Barlai, 3 Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview [approx]

Barlai’s third installment of Piring-Piring [vinyl records] returns. Our bi-monthly series in celebration of food & music sees independent food and vinyl vendors along specially-curated vinyl-only DJ sets and acoustic performances in the intimate venue of Barlai. Turning the tables on Klang Valley’s raddest [most radical] record store owners:
With intimate live performances by Mystery Tapes and indie introvert OJ Law, don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes. As usual, things can get quite hot in our love shack, so chillout with some goodies from B’wiched: Nachos, Icy Pops, and bring extra cash for those quirky nick-knacks and of course, the best selection of vinyl records.

Architecture: The Wrong Approach

When: Wed, July 29, 7pm – 9pm, 2015
Where: Black Box, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview

Bernard Khoury studied architecture at the Rhode Island school of Design and received a Masters in Architectural studies from Harvard University. In 2001, he was awarded by the municipality of Rome the honorable mention of the Borromini prize given to architects under 40 years of age. In 2004, he was awarded the Architecture + Award.

He is the co-founder of the Arab Center for Architecture. He was a visiting professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, L’Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris and the American University of Beirut. He was the co-curator and architect of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national pavilion at the Venice Biennale’s 14th International Architecture Exhibition 2014. Over the past 15 years, his office has developed an international reputation and a significant diverse portfolio of projects both locally and abroad.

The Wrong Approach, a book written by Bernard Khoury, investigates the various events and personalities that shaped the context within which architect Bernard Khoury had to operate; particularly that of Beirut as it emerged from the early post-war 1990s up to its present state of uncontrolled dissonance. In keeping with the architects approach, the book is brimming with contradictions and does not seek to portray his work in light of consensual definitions of context and territory; rather than an attempt to theorise the architects motivations and objectives, it reads like a sort of counter-manifesto. Even though the narrative begins to unfold at the very start of Khoury's career, it deviates from a generic timeline resume taking on the rhythm of a story punctuated by bullet-points: projects and events that were critical in forming the architects approach and his resistance against the prevailing trends of the profession.  [tl;dr: The author discusses a counter view of contemporary architecture.]

On The Same Day
Link 19:00  YCM: Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia @ Intercontinental
Link 19:00  Growth Hacking: Lion & Lion Digital Agency @ Bangsar
Link 21:30  Chicks & Geeks KL @ Bangsar Highlight

Google Educator: Lesson Plan Jam

When: Fri, July 24, 1pm – 6pm, 2015
Where: La Salle School, Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue | Streetview

Google Educator Groups (GEG) are communities of educators who learn, share, and inspire each other to meet the needs of their students through technology solutions, both in the classroom and beyond. For this jam, bring a soft copy (1 lesson) of your Daily Lesson Plan (Rancangan Pelajaran Harian).

Build Tomorrow's Great Companies

When: Wed, July 22, 6pm – 9pm, 2015
Where: Brewery @ Bash, 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore
Admission: Free Sold Out
Info: Register | Venue | Streetview

Have a brilliant idea but not sure how to start? Join us for an exclusive event by Entrepreneur First and Infocomm Investments to learn how great partners can help students and young professionals like you!

Entrepreneur First (EF) is a leading pre-seed investment programme in Europe. Selecting purely on the basis of technical talent, not teams, not ideas, the EF team has been working with young graduates at the pre-company and pre-idea stage to help turn them into outstanding start-up founders. Their first two cohorts of 21 start-ups from Europe are currently valued at more than USD 100m and they have raised more than USD 22m from VCs globally.

Infocomm Investments (IIPL) builds and invests in Singapore and global infocomm technology start-ups. Managing more than USD 200 million, IIPL accelerates the development of start-ups in their formative phase, and invest further as they move towards growth and expansion. IIPL plays a central role in building a vibrant and sustainable ecosystem in Singapore for start-ups to flourish through our investments, partnerships across sectors and global reach.

Embrace Your Rhythm | Follow Your Flow

When: Sun, August 2, 9am – 6pm, 2015
Where: HELP College of Arts & Technology, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 50 [includes lunch]
Info: Event | Tickets | Venue | Streetview

Are you at the crossroads of life where you have to decide what to do next? Speakers and panelists from different backgrounds will share on how to discover your flow:
  • Azah Yasmin, Marriage Counsellor
  • Foo Chee Fong, Engineer
  • Peh Gin Hai, Swimming Coach
  • Yvonne Foong, Social Entrepreneur
  • Matthias Gelber, Environmentalist
  • Sharon Bakar, Author
  • Jackal Cheng, Photographer
  • Maverick Foo, Community Builder
  • Arthur Loh, Clothing Retailer
  • Cheong Yuk Wai, Orphan Carer
[Note: Eventbrite shows the event as free. This suggests the MYR 50 ticket price is paid at the door or via bank transfer. The venue is right next to the Chan Sow Lin LRT station.]

Software Development: What You Don't Learn in College

When: Mon, July 27, 9am – 10am, 2015
Where: KB522, UTAR, Sungei Long Campus, Selangor
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue | Streetview

Compared to your contemporaries in other fields such as medical, engineering (other than software engineering of course),  legal, accounting, do you think you received all the necessary training to be a professional?

In this talk, Ilyas Sapiyan covers what it means to be a professional developer: how to behave, how to deal with different people in the team, how to code, how to manage your time, how to practice and hone your programming skills, how to test your software, how to estimate your completion dates, how to deal with pressure and what tools professionals use.

Ilyas Sapiyan is Managing Director of InternetNow and Chief Architect for MailNow! He has over 15 years of experience developing software products which have been sold for millions of ringgit worldwide. A former child prodigy, he completed is Bachelors degree at the age of 19 as the best student in his faculty.

Startup Selangor 2015

When: Fri, July 24, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, 2015
Where: TheClub @ Bukit Utama, Persiaran Surian, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Register | Venue | Streetview

[Selangor is a bit late to the party but here she is...] Selangor Information Technology and e-Commerce Council (SITEC) is an initiative by Invest Selangor to establish the state as an international trading hub and E-Commerce center. Enterprenuer, startups and students are invited to a briefing on Startup Selangor, together with talks by Tapway and Flexiroam.

SITEC Quick Glance [Launch: May 2015]

Council Members
  • Dato’ Teng Chang Khim, Selangor State Councillor (Chair)
  • Dr.Raja Mohamad Tariqi Raja Lope Ahmad, Dean, Faculty of CS & IT, UNISEL
  • Dr.Mohd Fuad Mohd Salleh, Dean, Faculty of Business, UNISEL
  • Datuk Pua Khein Seng, Inventor, USB Drive with System-on-Chip 
  • Hung-Tze Jan, Chairman, Taiwan Internet & E-Commerce Association
  • Link Universiti Selangor (Malaysia)
  • Link Garage+ Asia (Taiwan)
  • Link Fab Lab Foundation (MIT) planned
  • Selangor Digital Creative Centre (SDCC) @ I-City, Shah Alam, Malaysia

Related Event [Same Day and Venue]
Link 16:00  eCommerce with Webshaper, Uitox, Logon & Lelong

Maybank Wearable Hackathon

When: Mon, September 7, 8:00am – Wed, September 9, 5:30pm, 2015
Where: Maybank Innovation Center, Etiqa Twins, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Apply | Venue | Streetview

Wearable technology might be the next big thing in how you do your banking. Maybank wants to work with game changers out there to figure out opportunities with smart watches. Together we can make this change. We are looking for:

  • Hackers: Smartwatch apps developer (iOS or Android)
  • Hipsters: Smartwatch apps designers
Hackers & hipsters team up with Maybank banking gurus (Hustlers) to solve banking challenges using wearables. Each team will comprise of 1 hipster, 2 hackers & 3 hustlers. There will be 6 teams altogether. We cover flights & accommodation for participants from outside Klang Valley & within South East Asia. Trainers and mentors:
[Image: Germany's DAB Bank Apple Watch app featuring:
  • Übersicht - Account Summary
  • Depot - Investment Portfolio
  • Watchlist - Financial Ticker
  • Geldautomaten - Nearest ATM]

Connecting Communities through Art

When: Tue, July 28, 7pm – 10pm, 2015 [Next Week]
Where: Impact Hub, G2-G6, D7@Sentul East Design Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Register | Venue | View

Mix n Fix a platform for you to meet innovative, creative and entrepreneurial like-minded souls, motivated to empower the local society and the global community. Hear their stories, life journey, the love and the magical power of bringing communities together through Art. To celebrate our second anniversary,  we bring you a talk on Connecting Communities through Art with speakers:
Also, The Secret Hideout will entertain us with a live paint session with music and fun. Celebrate Raya with us, with a feast and your best baju kurung!

This Week
Link Wed 07:30  RSA Conference @ Singapore
Link Tue  14:30  Decentralized Search Engines @ Penang
Link Thu  16:30  Many Graduates, No Jobs @ Sentral
Link Thu  18:30  Startup Grind: Joel Neoh @ Publika
Link Thu  19:30  Raspberry Pi: Laravel 5.1 @ Penang
Link Fri    17:00  MaGIC: Mobile UX @ Cyberjaya
Link Sat   10:00  MaGIC: WebRTC @ Cyberjaya

Kuala Lumpur City Grand Prix 2015

When: Fri, August 7, 9am – Sun, August 9, 6pm, 2015
Where: City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 50 - MYR 450
Info: Event | Teams | Schedule | Venue | Streetview

The Kuala Lumpur City Centre provides an exciting, unique and dynamic street circuit with the back drop of some of the city’s and Malaysia’s most iconic landmarks. The KL City Grand Prix Circuit has all the classic attributes of a tight and gritty street track, but more than that it has features seldom seen on a true city street track. Races:
  • Kuala Lumpur GT City Cup: 2+2 production cars 3.2 litre or 2 litre supercharged
  • Lamborghini Trofeo: Private teams, gentlemen drivers, Lamborghini Huracán
  • Formula Masters: Affordable Formula series for young drivers
  • V8 Supercars: Modified road cars with 5.0-litre, naturally aspirated V8-engines
[Top videos: Lamborghini Huracán. Note: do not emulate.]