Borak Arts Conference 2014

When: Sat, November 22, 9am – Sun, November 23, 6pm, 2014
Where: Black/White Box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 108 (MYR 88 Early Bird till Nov 4)
Info: Event |  Tickets

Come join creative practitioners, business leaders, curators and artists in the performing arts industry conference and find solutions to current and emerging issues of funding and mobility in the Malaysian performing arts industry at the Borak Arts Series 2014 – Building Knowledge Capacity in Funding and Mobility.
  • Datuk Norliza Rofi, Director General, National Department of Culture & Arts
  • Datin Marion D’Cruz, Co-Founder, Five Arts Centre
  • Meera Sivasothy, Presenter and Producer, The Bigger Picture, BFM89.9
  • Valentina Riccardi, Project Manager, culture360 Asia-Europe Foundation
  • Hamdan Abdul Majeed, Executive Director, Think City
  • Gareth Farry, Arts Manager, British Council New Zealand
  • Terence Conrad, Director, TerryandtheCuz Productions
  • Anupama Sekhar, Deputy Director, Culture Department, Asia-Europe Foundation
  • Yohann Floch, Coordinator, FACE Fresh Arts Coalition Europe
  • Jean-Yves Coffre, Director, Centre D’Art Marnay Art Centre, France
  • Monica Turner, Project Officer, Culture, Asia New Zealand Foundation
  • Taneo Kato, Executive Director, Association for Corporate Support of the Arts 
  • Grey Yeoh, Arts Manager, British Council
  • Umapagan Ampikaipakan, Presenter, BFM
  • Samuel Seow, Managing Director, Samuel Seow Law Corporation
  • Katelijn Verstraete, Regional Director Arts and Creative Industries, British Council
  • Suryani Senja Alias, Managing Director, CULT
  • Bilqis Hijjas, President, MyDance Alliance/ Rimbun Dahan
  • Yasuko Ogiwara, Executive Secretary, Kigyo Mecenat Kyogikai
Topics include:
  • What is the Value of Culture?
  • Enacting Citizenship Through Arts
  • Arts and Cultural Support for a Creative and Vibrant Society
  • Investing Time in Networks
  • Pecha Kucha: New Zealand & Ipoh
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Quick Snapshot on Funding and Partners
  • Investing in Creative Companies


TEDxYouth@KL 2014


When: Sat, November 22, 1pm – 9pm, 2014
Where: Temple of Fine Arts, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 50
Info: Event | Tickets | Venue

Imagine our minds as our worlds - we all have our own. But what happens when our world (mind) comes into contact with others? Sparks fly, of course. Ideas take shape. Magic happens. This year, TEDxYouth@KL invites you to explore the possibility of living beyond yourself. Talk to a stranger. Fight for a cause. Explore a new industry. Speakers include:
Related Events
Link TEDxPetalingStreet, Sat Nov 8, 2014 @ Muzium Negara (MYR 125)
Link TEDxHongKong, Sat Nov 15, 2014 @ Hong Kong Science Park (HKD 250 up)

TerKonference @ Tempatan Fest 9.0

When: Sat, November 1, 11am – 3pm, 2014
Where: Penang Times Square, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free

AgendaLokalism is a campaign to celebrate local ventures, brands and youth entrepreneurs, as well as a series of events to engages with youth entrepreneurship community and aspiring entrepreneurs to expose, create opportunities, and assist them in business development. Support us not because we are local, support us because we rock the world.

Speakers:
TerKoference is part of Tempatan Fest 9.0 happening Nov 1-2, 2014:
  • VGA Mobile Art Exhibition
  • PitchIN Your Agenda
  • Malaysia Independent Clothing Festival
  • MusicKita Concert

TeAM: GST for Techies

When: Mon, November 10, 3pm – 5pm, 2014
Where: TBA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 30
RSVP: secretariat@team.net.my (name, email and mobile)

Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a multi-stage tax on domestic consumption. GST is charged on all taxable supplies of goods and services in Malaysia except those specifically exempted. GST is also charged on importation of goods and services into Malaysia. Still confused with GST? Too many jargons? Attended talks but still don't get it? Need to know specific areas related to tech? GST questions still not answered? Topics:
  • Specific implications of GST for tech firms
  • How consumer tax impacts every aspects of your business
  • Threats of poor GST implementation can have on your business
  • Direct implications on founders and directors
  • How to reduce your tax bills
Speaker Fennie Lim heads the Crowe Horwath Kuala Lumpur Tax Division and has 22 years experience in income tax compliance, tax advisory and indirect tax. She bas extensive knowledge and experience in tax investigations and field audits.

British Animation Now 2014

When: Fri, Oct 31, 8:30pm – Sat, Nov 1, 11:00pm
Where: Black Box. Publika, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event

British Animation Now is the screening of more than 20 of the best new British short animation, nominated for the prestigious McLaren Award which recognises the spirit of creativity in the animation sector of the UK.Catch this two hours’ worth of selected animated shorts of various styles – from illustrative to computer 3D, from stop motion to claymation – each of them nominated for the award from 2008 to 2012. Shows include:
  • Catzilla - Diabolical Demon of Destruction... Kitteh Kitteh [video below]
  • Rabbit Punch - Nothing happens where we live so we do special ops.
  • Spin - When conflict becomes a spectacle, the lines between destruction and entertainment get blurred
  • Stanley Pickle - Stanley's life runs like clockwork, until a chance encounter with a mysterious girl turns his world upside down.
  • The Tail Gunner - The nocturnal adventures of a mini feline.
  • Fixing Luka - A tale of hope, determination and acceptance.
  • I Am Tom Moody - A surreal trip of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing.
  • The Making of Longbird - 'A behind-the-scenes look at an animator.
Dates
  • 31 October 2014 (Friday), 8.30pm - 11.00pm
  • 01 November 2014 (Saturday), 3.00pm - 5.30pm
  • 01 November 2014 (Saturday), 8.30pm - 11.00pm 
RSVP to arts@britishcouncil.org.my

IP Teh Tarik: Capitalising on Scientific Research

When: Thu, Oct 30, 10:30am – 11:30am, 2014
Where:  MyIPO , Level 12A, ,Tower B, UOA Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free

[MyIPO IP Teh Tarik Session] MyIPO actively engages with IP creators and developers via its signature Teh Tarik sessions as part of MyIPO's strategy to develop a sustainable and healthy IP ecosystem based on three IP pillars: valuation, markeplace and financing. This session is designed for representatives from scientific based organizations who wish to know more on how to capitalise on their IP:
  • Bringing Your Research to the World - Christine Ng, Director, IPIC
  • Alternative Revenue Streams - David Oh, CEO, Mindvault
  • Case Study on Research Commecialisation - MIGHT
To register, contact Nurul Asyiqin Nasir at +6012.235.2312 or asyiqin@gmail.com.

Convolutional Neural Networks for Gender Recognition

When: Thu, Oct 30, 10:30am – 11:30am, 2014
Where:  Mimos Lab, Faculty of Engineering and Science, UTAR, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Most computer vision methods relies heavily on hand-crafted features such as SIFT, LBP and HOG. Recently, deep learning methods, characterized by neural network architectures with many hidden layers, have become popular. In this paradigm, discriminative features are learnt by the network, thus enable it adapt to a different problem domain.

Deep convolutional neural networks has achieved state-of-the-art results in tasks such as traffic sign classification, large scale object recognition, pedestrian detection and action recognition. In this project, we study convolutional neural networks for the problem of gender classification.

Speaker Ng Choon Boon is a lecturer with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. He earned his Master of Computer Science and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degrees from the University of Malaya.

DNA Disrupt: Pay to Play

When: Wed, October 29, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, 2014
Where: WTF Cigar Lounge, 128b Jalan Kasah, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

For the first time, Disrupt will be held in a cigar lounge in Damansara Heights owned by none other than Bob Chua. This promises to be the most ‘hip’ location yet for a Disrupt session. On the down-side, as the venue can only accommodate 50 people, we can only offer that many tickets, so register quickly. The 24th DNA-TeAM Disrupt will focus on the state of affairs of the payment portion of the e-commerce ecosystem with panelists:
DNA-TeAM Disrupt is jointly organised by DNA and the Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia (TeAM), with the Malaysian Business Angels Network as the supporting presenter. [Top image: Amazon / Photographic Archives]

RISE: Big Opportunities in Small Screens


When: Thu, October 30, 7:30pm – 10:00pm, 2014
Where: Dewan Makhota, SME Corp, Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

Most of us can’t get enough of our smartphones. We check them compulsively, many times a day, and sleep next to it at night. We’re hooked on them because they make our lives easier. As smartphone ownership are on the rise, consumers and businesses now interact 24/7 from almost anywhere, anytime.  [Image: viewthetech.com]

Companies are taking notice of this and are taking the big step to think smaller screens first, but why? How are entrepreneurs winning big opportunities on small screens? Join us this month, together with forward thinking entrepreneurs who are seizing big opportunities on small screens. Speakers: New

Related Event
Link RISE Pitch Perfect: How not to get pitch-slapped, Tue, Oct 21 2014 7:30pm @ SME Corp

Startup Grind: CarList.my


When: Thu, October 30, 7pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: VLT, A-4-2 Menara Mustapha Kamal, PJ Trade Centre, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 11+
Info: Registration | Venue

Yew Jin Teoh co-founded Carlist.my with Michael Leow in 2008 and was CEO of Carlist.my from inception until listing on ASX as part of IcarAsia Group in 2012. Yew Jin currently spends his time working with the core group from Carlist.my on a couple of projects although not on a day to day basis. Having funded Carlist.my from angel investors to raising money from Catcha Media Bhd (now Rev Asia Bhd) to listing as part of the IcarAsia Group on ASX, Yew Jin has first hand experience in raising money locally.

The Malaysia made Bufori. Available for sale for MYR 195K at Carlist.

DrinkEntrepreneurs KL #12: First Year Celebration


When: Thu, October 30, 8pm – 11pm, 2014
Where: Hubba, Lorong Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 10 [Free for registered guests]
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

Welcome to the 12th DrinkEntrepreneurs in KL! We are 12 months old this month.  It has definitely been a fun ride so far, and we have no intentions of taking our foot off the pedal. Therefore we would like to cordialy invite you to the celebration to sincerely say a big thank you for your support and more importantly your friendship! Partnering us for this occasion will be fellow entrepreneurs from:
  • Link Infinite Ventures
  • Link Startup Street
  • Link Open Coffee Club
  • Link GushVentures by GushCloud
  • Link Kickstart
Mark your calendar and come celebrate with us! You are most welcomed to bring friends, family, and strangers. Yes strangers. As we say: It all starts here, over a drink.

Related Events
Link Drink Entrepreneurs Penang, Wed, 29 Oct 2014 8pm @ The Press (MYR 20)
Link Drink Entrepreneurs Johor Bahru, 1 Nov 2014 6pm @ Gran Fiesta (MYR 20)

KL Venue: Hubba Hubba

Penang Venue: The Press

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Introduction to jQuery

When: Thu, October 30, 12am – 8am, 2014
Where: Microsoft Virtual Academy, Online
Admission: Free
Info: Registration

Want to know what exactly jQuery is and why it's so wildly popular? Get answers in an exciting day of jQuery goodness hosted by Jeremy Foster and Rachel Appel, who teach you what it is, why you need it, and how you use it. (Spoiler alert: jQuery makes your dev work significantly easier, and it's inherently reactive!)

In this sixth Web Wednesdays event, learn about the history and contributors to jQuery, and explore lots of features. Find out how this JavaScript library makes DOM manipulation and event handling easier. Examine AJAX, asynchrony, and effects. Plus, get practical guidance on when to use jQuery and when to combine it with other libraries. You don't want to miss this course!

Upcoming Courses
Link Game Production Basics, November 7, 2014, 12am

Completed Courses Available To View Online
Link Building Responsive UI With Bootstrap
Link Fundamentals of Lean Software Delivery Jump Start

Singapore DevFest Asia 2014

When: Mon, Nov 17, 9am – Fri, Nov 21, 5pm, 2014
Where: Multiple Locations, Singapore
Admission: Free & Paid
Info: Event

Singapore DevFest Asia 2014 is a community organized web developer festival consisting of free tech meetups and three conferences:
  • Link Agile Singapore 2014 Conference (SGD 700)
  • Link CSSConf.Asia 2014: CSS Conference (SGD 280)
  • Link SConf.Asia 2014 Javascript Conference (SGD 480)

MSC Malaysia Technopreneur Open Day 2014


When: Thu, October 30, 9am – 6pm, 2014
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

Technopreneur Open Day is conceptualized as an engagement channel to seek out and discover new startups and to promote technology entrepreneurship, render assistance to startups and to create greater awareness about business incubators and accelerators across the country. Highlights (the full proposed agenda is shown below):
  • Making Your Business Superb - Ashran Dato' Ghazi, Chairman, MyNEF
  • Samsung Knox - Lon Kar Woh, Solutions Architect, Samsung
  • Crafting a Business from Arduino and Raspberry Pi - Stanley Seow, IoT Architect, & Muhammad Adrian Wong, Creative Technologist, Splices Creative
  • Digital Recipe for Success - Effendy Ismail, Solutions Consultant, Jaring [top image]
  • Understanding Facebook Pages, Ads and Likes - Josh Lim, MD, Advertlets
  • How to Improve Customer Conversion - MN Hasan, CTO, Cincaibuy
  • Understanding GST in Malaysia - Albert Bor, Consultant, 1 GST Advisory
The Technology Open Day with also be held in Ipoh on November 4th, 2014 at Casuarina Meru Hotel. Register here.

Nasi Lemak 2014

When: Sun, November 2, 10am – 5pm, 2014
Where: TM Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free [Pay for food using coupons]
Info: Event | Venue

[I Eat Nasi Lemak 2014] FriedChillies will be bringing 20 of the best nasi lemak sellers in Klang Valley & Malaysia to TM Convention Centre. To all nasi lemak fans out there, this is for you. Entrance is free and everyone is invited so tell your friends as well. This year, our twenty I Eat Nasi Lemak heroes are divided into 5 categories:
  • Institutions
  • Lauk Power
  • Ayam Goreng Best
  • Outstation
  • Unique
Participating vendors include:
  • RA & Jalan 223
  • Nasi Lemak Sambal Ikan Keli Kenggeng
  • Nasi Lemak Kukus Goreng PJ
  • Burung Puyuh Goreng Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng Best
  • Vegetarian and Organic Nasi Lemak

National Innovation Conference & Exhibition NICE 2014

When: Fri, October 31, 8:30am – Sun, November 2, 6:30pm, 2014
Where: Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Programme

NICE 2014 consists of an innovation and commercialization conference, exhibition, products sales and business matching sessions. The event is part of MOSTI Commercialization Year 2014 which aims to stimulate the commercialization of R&D.

Plenary:
  • Innovation in R & D - Thillai Raj Ramanathan, CTO, MIMOS
  • Social Innovation Rocks - Prof Josef Hochgerner, Senior Strategic Adviser, ZSI
  • Digital Innovation - Raja Teh Maimunah, CEO, Hong Leong Islamic Bank
  • CEO Unplugged - Sajith Sivanandan, MD, Google Malaysia + Other Panelists
Breakout Sessions
  • Prototyping - Makespace, MaGIC & RapidModel
  • Ideation - iTrain, Genovasi & Zintro
  • Commercialisation - KarangKraf , MDV & MDTC

Startup Weekend Johor Bahru 2014


When: Fri, November 14, 6:30pm – Sun, November 16, 6:30pm, 2014
Where: Menara MSC Cyberport, Level 29,  Jalan Bukit Meldrum, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Admission: USD 50 (MYR 165) [USD 32 or MYR 105 with promocode Startupjohor]
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

Startup Weekends are 54-hour (2.5 days) events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN startup methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

The 3 winners will be incubated for at least 6 months and the top 2 will qualify for Global Startup Battle to compete with the Startup Weekend winners of other cities across the globe. Join us and come with your big idea that can complete at the global level! Only 100 tickets available!

Judges, speakers and mentors include:
  • Jeffrey Paine , Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures 
  • Ganesh Kumar Bangah, CEO, MSC Cyberport 
  • Vidit Agrawal, Operation Manager, UBER Singapore & Malaysia 
  • Heislyc Loh, Program Director, MaGIC 
  • Cher Han Lau, Director, MaGIC Startup Academy
  • Jam Long, Multimedia Designer, The One Academy
  • Rob Lee, Managing Director, Common Extract 

Note: This event is open to all Malaysians residing in Johor. Please contact the organiser if you come from another state.

Games in Asia Meetup: Braving The Frontiers

When: Wed, October 29, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Level 1, Menara TM, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration

Running an indie game studio startup is not easy.We’ve decided to bring together some of the brightest minds inMalaysia’s game development scene to share their experiences and suggestions on how studios similar to theirs can evolve.
  • I got acquired. Now what?- Desmond Lee, Co-Founder, Appxplore
  • WIGU’s Journey and Beyond - Richard Sun, Co-founder, WIGU Games
  • Velocibox - Shawn Beck, Developer, Velocibox
Other Tech Events
Link HackerNest Kuala Lumpur October, Mon Oct 27th 2014, 7:30pm (Free)
Link #DMM360: Head of Technology, Star Online, Wed Oct 29th 2014, 6:30pm (Free)

BarCamp Johor Bahru 2014


When: Sat, November 1, 9am – 5pm, 2014
Where: Menara Cyberport. Jalan Bukit Meldrum, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Tickets | Venue | Twitter

[BarCampJB 2014] BarCamp is an open, participant-driven conference where people share knowledge and ideas and expand their social and business network. It originated in USA, now it is held worldwide, from Kuala Lumpur to Penang, from Singapore to Manchester City.

It ia an non-commercial conference organised by volunteers, and is opened to public for free. There is no restriction on topics, speakers can talk about anything from science, technology to art and music. Similar to TED talks, but in a more casual manner.

There is no call-for-paper from speakers. Participants arrive in the morning, find an available time slot, then reserve a room for giving talk. As multiple talks are scheduled simultaneously throughout the day, attendees are free to walk from room to room, to attend talks of her interest. This is a great event for people to share knowledge and ideas.

Topics & speakers registered thus far:
  • One country, two systems. Can Singapore exist as part of Malaysia again? -
    Hazrul Azhar Jamari, CEO, ALM Group
  • Devevlop a 3D mobile game in under an hour! - Robin Tan, MD, Envisage Reality
  • Entrepreneur Thinking - Andrew Wong, CEO, MAD Incubator
  • Fitness & A Fighter’s Life - Mario Tan, Fitness Instructor & MMA Fighter
  • Going Nomad - John Hunter, CEO, Curious Cat
  • Leveraging on Google Technologies to grow your business - Johnson Lai, Optisage
  • Security Awareness: Stop. Think. Connect - Dhnish Menon, IT Manger, MSC Cyberport
  • The Retail Revolution By Shopify - Mei Yi, BizDev Manager, eBazaar, SingTel
  • What I Learn From My Startup - Rob Lee, Founder, Common Extract
  • What’s So Funny - Charlotte Goh, Freelance Clown, Salad d Clown
To book a speaking slot ahead of the conference, write to hong@barcampjb.org

[Travel: Train: Overnight Sentral-JB, depart 11pm reach 7am, approx MYR 70 return, Flight: Morning flight Fireflyz Subang-JB, depart 8:40am reach 9:40am, approx MYR 200+ return. Bus: With buses, travel the day before, return tickets are from MYR 80, There are Transnational buses which leave at midnight and arrive at 5am. Drive: About 4 hours one way, start 5am to reach 9am, Cross over to Singapore after the meet, there's Singapore Writer's Festival on the same weekend.]

Related Event
Link Startup Weekend Johor Bahru, 6:30pm November 14-16 2014 @ MSC Cyberport

Singapore Writers Festival 2014


When: Fri, Oct 31, 7:30pm – Sun, Nov 9, 6pm
Where: Multiple Venues, Singapore
Admission: Free - SGD 30
Info: Event | Brochure New

Singapore Writers Festival SWF 2014 celebrates beauty! Think of the pleasure of encountering a well-formed poem, the sense of satisfaction at the end of an immersive novel, all made possible by the subtle, even ingenious, wielding of words by the tenacious writer.

This SWF, expect to take a closer look at genres like romance, song writing and the lyrical in literary fiction and poetry; while in non-fiction, we navigate the philosophy of aesthetics, today’s multi-billion dollar beauty culture and the anxieties about the body and attracting a partner.

Programme includes:
  • Link Persidangan Sastera Melayu
  • Link Sembang Nusantara
  • Link Lapan Kesilapan Ketika Mengarang Cerpen: Helvy Tiana Rosa [bottom right]
  • Link அழகு குறித்த கட்டுக்கதை (The Beauty Myth)
  • Link திறனாய்வு சிந்தனை (Critical Thinking)
  • Link கடப்பது: மொழி பெயர்ப்பில் தமிழ் இலக்கியம்  (Tamil Literature)
  • Link 乱世里的生命之美 – 女性的隐忍和力量 (Beauty of Life in Troubled Times)
  • Link 童谣的秘密 (Secrets of Nursery Rhymes)
  • Link 从小说到大荧幕 (From Idea to Screen)
  • Link SWF Publishing Symposium
  • Link Nightmare on Eat Street
  • Link Writing for Children: Sally Rippin [bottom centre]
  • Link Off the Page: Amanda Tee [bottom left]
  • Link The Jane Austen Book Club

The Sounds of Data Science

When: Wed, Nov 5, 6:30pm – 10:30pm, 2014
Where: TM Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: Registration

For this event Big Data Malaysia will be focusing on analytics and data science, supported by Telekom Malaysia. Presenters:
  • Tan Yaw, Senior Data Scientist, Pivotal
    Where he utilises machine learning algorithms to extract patterns from data
  • Chew Kai Feng, CEO, Croakun
    Croakun is a twitter analytics tool which automates categorisation of tweets
  • Phoebe Kim [image] & Edwin Law, Analytics Team, GrabTaxi
    GrabTaxi is the #1 taxi-booking app in SEA

Cradle & Expara: Think Like An Angel

When: Thu, October 30, 8:30am – 2:30pm, 2014
Where: 13th Floor, Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 250 Update
Registration: enquiries@mban.com.my

Angel investment is becoming a common trend in investing where the rich commit part of their portfolio in investments into innovative, high-growth seed to early-stage start-ups. Returns in angel investments are competitive with venture capital returns, the highest asset class by far. Angel investors can fetch a return of 2.5 times or more of their total investments if they play the start-up investment game right.

Angel investing is a learned profession. It takes 18 to 24 months for an investor to experience the full cycle of angel investing. At that point, unsuspecting investors start to see their losses. In their enthusiasm, they may have over invested or made wrong investment decisions that could have been avoided. '

Think like a Smart Angel is designed to help angel investors avoid such setbacks, identify common mistakes and motivations, develop an understanding of the venture investment mind-set, apply best practices in deal screening, due diligence, term sheets and valuation. The activity segment of the workshop features Expara's award-winning Investor Start-up Investment Game. This is a game of strategy, persuasion and skill.

For more information contact Cradle: xeliatong@cradle.com.my, samuel@cradle.com,.my or akhir@cradle.com.my. [Image: pinterest.com/mombhm]

The Chaos Asia 2014

When: Sat, October 25, 9am – 5pm, 2014
Where: Shanghai Dolly, Clarke Quay, Singapore
Admission: SGD 80
Info: Event | Tickets

The Chaos Asia is a unique event to create innovators. It will showcase 60 pitches x 3 minutes each in a 1-on-1 format, resulting in 6 finalists and eventually 1 winner. Judged by the audience, presenters can be from any field and background. Plus 2 keynotes and 5 live performances. Application for pitching slots is still open. Some of the presenters:

HackerScape Malaysia 2014: Work on IoT

When: Sat, October 25, 9:30am – 4:30pm, 2014
Where: Hackerspace, L1-48, SStwo Mall, Jalan SS2/72, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 400
Info: Tickets | Venue

HackerScape aims to put Malaysia's best hackers and engineers on the world map. We want to nurture and foster a community of the greatest talents in Malaysia to come together and build awesome stuff.

Did you know that a Raspberry Pi can play Full HD video from a USB drive when connected to a TV/Monitor? A Raspberry Pi can do so much more and can be used to interact with the physical world. In this workshop, you will learn how to:
  • Set up a Raspberry Pi
  • Work with the Pi to read light and temperature of your surroundings
  • Control LEDs
  • Move motors
  • Explore how the Raspberry Pi can be used for home automation
This workshop is ideal for beginners, tinkerers, makers, educators or anyone interested in experimenting with the Raspberry Pi. The ticket price includes 1 month's access to HackerScape.

Fame Friday: Balance Sheet vs Balance Life


When: Fri, October 31, 7pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Chemistry Cafe, Shah Alam, Malaysia [top image]
Admission: Free [Undergrads Only]
Info: Registration | Venue

Sector Focused Career Fair aims to educate public particularly students on the choices of the career path available in the 11 sectors namely - Oil & Gas, Electronics & Electrical, IT, Telecommunication, Biotechnology, Finance, Accounting, Healthcare, Tourism, FMCG & Education. Speakers:
  • Hilke Janssen, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia
  • Sherlyn Chan, Tax Lead, Schlumberger
  • Nainah Abdul, Drilling & Measurement Lead, Schlumberger
Take charge of your career and internship! Brought to you by TalentCorp and SFCF.

GAP Get A Partner

When: Thu, October 23, 6pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: TechGrind Incubator, Liberty Building, Sukhumvit 55 Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Admission: Free
Info: Event

A co-founder match making event for entrepreneurs, engineers and designers. Building a successful startup is about building a team. Make sure you have the critical ingredients in yours. GAP is where Asia's best startups are founded and strongest teams are made. Make sure you have the right skillsets and founder fit. We'll not only show you how; but help you find them. Learn the tricks of the trade - how to split equity fairly, how to work together with new teammates, how to systematically discover whether your partner has that "founder material" that you need. This is what GAP is all about. Come fill the GAP!

Connected Communities And Internet Of Things: Building Value Through Visibility

When: Thu, October 30, 9am – 5pm, 2014
Where: Penang Skills Development Centre, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

The objective of MCMC’s Connected Communities and Internet of Things: Building Value through Visibility seminar and exhibition. is to promote awareness and showcase the Connected Communities and Internet of Things (IoT) initiative. Prominent industrialists and experts will share and facilitate open discussions on the latest updates and developments in IoT as well as the benefits, advantages, challenges, and costs in espousing Connected Communities and IoT.  Topics (titles have been shortened):
  • Connected Communities and IoT - Teoh Swee Hoe, Chief Regulation Officer, MCMC
  • Rethinking Payments in the IoT World - Alan Wong, Advocate, Paypal-Braintree
  • IoT Recipe: 1 Part IoT, 2 Parts Bluemix - Lee Foong Yen, Technology Manager, IBM
  • IoT: Embracing the Technology - Mohd Parid, Director, Intel
  • Weight Management Thru Digital Health - Azean Majid, Executive Director, Noriture
  • IDC's View of Internet of Things - Alfie Amir, Research Manger, IDC
  • CREST'S Connect Healthcare - Dr Khoh Soo Beng, Director, CREST
  • Uses cases of Internet of Everything - Raivinder Singh, Systems Engineering, Cisco
  • Enabling and Accelerating IoT - Sim Hon Wai, General Manager, MDT Innovations
  • ICCRIX: Crowd Intelligence - Kevin Tan, Managing Director, Iconix Consulting
The event is organised by MCMC in collaboration with NCIA, PSDC, and Iconix Consulting,  with sponsors Paypal-Braintree and IBM, and supported by industry partners Intel, IBM, GS1 Malaysia, Bosch, CREST, OSRAM, Huawei, Beckhoff, TrafficSens, Xchanging, and many others.

Asia Food Festival AFF 2014

When: Wed, Oct 22, 10am – Sun, Oct 26, 6pm
Where: SPICE Arena, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event  | Brochure | Exhibitors | Venue

In conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014, the Chefs Association, Penang Chapter will be organizing to you the inaugural biennial Asia Food Festival-AFF 2014. The theme for AFF 2014, Celebrating Our Culinary Cultural Diversity reflects Penang's diverse cultural heritage of Chinese, Nyonya, Malay and Indian mix ethnicity that directly and greatly influences the range of local culinary delights. It also showcases some influence of our neighbours, in particular Thailand and Indonesia. The festival is a cumulative event incorporating the following:

Conferences
  • Hospitality Operation & Design Conference 2014
  • International Business & Hospitality Networking Conference
  • The Hospitality Operation & Design Conference
  • Malaysian Chinese Restaurant Conference 2014
Seminars / Forums / Showcases
  • Field/Army Cooking Showcase & Competition 
  • Penang Hawker Forum 2014
  • Go Green Hospitality Showcase and Seminar 2014
  • HALAL Seminar & Showcase
  • F&B Career, Education & Job Matching Fair
  • Fine Arts of Tea & Coffee Appreciation Seminar 2014
  • Wine & Spirit Seminar 2014
  • International Fabulous Kitchen Showcase 2014
Competitions
  • The Battle of the Chefs 
  • The Golden Chef Hat
  • King of Penang Curry Mee Championship
  • Asian Barista and Latte Art Competition
Walk in registration. The conferences may require an invitation. To find out more, contact the organizers here.

ASEAN Business & Investment Summit ABIS 2014

When: Tue, November 11, 4:30pm – Thu, November 13, 3:30pm, 2014
Where: Myanmar International Convention Centre, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Admission: USD 830
Info: Event | Registration

The ASEAN Business & Investment Summit 2014 (ABIS) is ASEAN’s premier annual business and investment event. The summit provides a key platform for the business community to engage with ASEAN leaders, business leaders, entrepreneurs and key decision makers - discussing the pressing issues which will affect the region’s investment attractiveness and business potential. Panel sessions include:
  • The Potential of the ASEAN Consumer
  • Building a Thriving ASEAN Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  • Special Economic Zones
  • In Conversation with OECD
  • ASEAN 2015 and Beyond

ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator

When: Mon, Nov 10, 8am – Sat, Nov 22, 9pm
Where: Yangon, Myanmar
Admission: Closed [FYI only]
Info: Event | Trainees | InstructorsTimetable

The FLY Project seeks to redress a problem: the best facilities for film education and the best teachers for film makers have not been where they needed to be. Many brilliant young film-makers’ potential was not realized as they did not have access to facilities and mentors.

The FLY Project aims to rectify this. It will ensure that brilliant young filmmakers have access to mentors, regardless of where they live, and we will bring them to facilities where their visions can be realized. We help to build the future of the Asian film industry: these young filmmakers will become the keystones for the advancement of the film industry in their homes, serving as examples for what can be accomplished, and mentors in their own right for other young film professionals that will follow in their footsteps. [ROK=Republic of Korea ie South Korea]

GDG Singapore DevFest 2014

When: Sat, October 25, 8am – 6pm, 2014
Where: iluminITE Theatre, ITE College Central, Ang Mo Kio, Singapore
Admission: SGD 20
Info: Registration

GDG DevFests are large, community-run events that can offer speaker sessions across multiple product areas, all-day hack-a-thons, code labs, and more. Each GDG DevFest will be inspired by and uniquely tailored to the needs of the developer community that hosts it. While no two events will be exactly alike, each GDG DevFest will, at its core, be powered by a shared belief that when developers come together to exchange ideas, amazing things can happen. Topics:
  • UX in a Wearable World - Ted Kilian, Brilliant Basics
  • Ingredients of an Awesome Android App - Taylor Ling, GDE Android, MY
  • Rapid IoT with SIGFOX and Google Tools - Lee Lup Yuen, IOT Consultant
  • Material Design Basics - Amrit Sanjeev, GDG IN, over hangout
  • Introduction to Android Wear - Bharathi Subramian, GDG SG
  • Introduction to Polymer - Loretta Tioiela,  Nhüke.Labs
  • Design Sprints: What, How, and Why - Ted Kilian, Brilliant Basics
  • Containers & Kubernetes - Karthikeyan Rajasekharan, Google SG
  • New developments in Big Data - John Berns, BigData.sg
  • Overview of Google Cloud  - Dr S.P.T.Krishnan, GDG SG
Related Events
Link GDG Brunei DevFest 2014, Oct 18-19 2014 @ Brunei Institute of Technology
Link GDG Penang DevFest 2014, Nov 15-16 2014 @ Penang (Venue TBA)
Link GBG UI/UX Workshop, Oct 21 2014 5pm @ Menara TM New

CAPAM 2014 Biennial Conference


When: Sun, October 19, 9:00am – Tue, October 21, 12:30pm, 2014
Where: Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Putrajaya, Malaysia
Admission: USD 1200
Info: Event | Programme | Registration

CAPAM’s Biennial Conference is a prestigious gathering of nearly 1000 senior civil servants, ministers, academics, public service practitioners and partner organizations from the Commonwealth nations. MAMPU is organizing a fascinating programme of learning journeys for delegates, with the entire event culminating in CAPAM’s 20th anniversary celebration and the presentation of both the International Innovations Awards and the Gordon Draper Award for excellence in the public service. Topics include:
  • TabletPC for Enumeration - India
  • GIS Web Based Application in Crime Monitoring - Malaysia
  • Information, Resolution and Communication Portal - Trinidad And Tobago
  • Sakala: Government Employees Compensate Citizens for Delays - Karnataka, India
  • The Contractors Registration System - Singapore
  • Mobile Seva: Whole of Government on Mobile - India
  • Electronic Voting Machine - India

PhotoArt Convention 2014


When: Sat, October 25, 10am – Sun, October 26, 8pm, 2014
Where: The School, Jaya One, Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Exhibitions | Seminars | Venue

The PhotoArt Convention is an initiative to help propagate the value of photographic art in the eyes of the public through the showcase of photographic work and display solutions as well as supporting the cultivation of the photographic community through education.

We have talks on developing art process, display of art, shooting for physical medium, etc., plus exhibits and showcase of photo art, seminars & workshops, photography grading, and portfolio reviews.

The PhotoArt Convention is a non-profit initiative and no vendors, exhibitors or partners are charged a participation fee. The PhotoArt Convention 2014 is a part of the STEAM Festival of Learning, a project organized by The School @ Jaya One.

Seminars include
  • Photography as Contemporary Art - Eiffel Chong, Professional Photographer
  • Working with Different Output Mediums - Michael Yeoh, Commercial Photographer 
  • The Art of Giclee Printmaking - Wesley Wong, Founder, Lightroom Studio
  • Looking at Looking - Pang Khee Teik, Editor of Arts, Kakiseni
  • Exposing your Personal Photo Project - Che' Ahmad Azhar, Lecturer, MMU
  • Finding Photography in Art - Snow Ng, Director, OUR ArtProjects

Obtain your tickets from The Centre for Asian Photographers at Level 1, The School, Jaya One which is opened daily from 10am - 7:30pm daily. First come, first served.

The Centre for Asian Photographers
100-L1-019, The School @ Jaya One, No.72A Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Malaysian Media Conference MMC 2014

When: Tue, Nov 11, 8:30am – 6:00pm, 2014
Where: Sime Darby Convention Centre, Jalan Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: MYR 1650 + 6% Tax [not GST]
Info: Event | BrochureRegistration

We are now at the turning point of content, technology and automation, and how they affect the way we work, the way we talk to our clients and the way we embrace consumers. We have travelled through phases of the digital explosion, through social media infatuation and viral content frenzy to a stage where it's obvious that the only constant will be Change.

And the fundamental driver of change is not demographic or socio-political – it is technological. Hence we are bringing marketers and their agencies full circle with the theme Mediatech in Marketing - a melting pot of ideas, solutions, concepts and campaigns that will push our thinking to the level where technology is taking us, and hopefully beyond. Topics include:
  • Malaysian Media – Thriving In A Sea Of Chaos!
    Margaret Lim, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Media Malaysia
  • The Real-time Marketing Command Centre: Social Response, Creative & Media Optimisation - Benjamin Tan, CEO & Chief Digital Officer , Grey Digital SEA
  • Hahahaha! So You Think You Know All About Today’s Youth?
    Jason Ko, CEO, Malaysian Youth Community 
  • Programmatic – The True ROI Of Media For Marketers! - Panel
  • How To Translate Mobile Traffic Into Actual Sales
    Simon Kahn, Chief Marketing Officer, Google AP & Chief Judge, Effie 2014 
  • Marketing Insights From Intel’s Social Content Strategy
    Jamshed Wadia, Head Of Digital & Social Media, Intel Asia Pacific & Japan 
  • After Silicon: The Next Wave Of Creative Technologies
    Richard Hollingum, Director Of Creative Operations, Sapientnitro 
  • Looking Out From The Eye Of The Storm
    Gowthaman Ragothaman, COO, Mindshare Asia Pacific

Kuala Lumpur Zine Fest 2014

When: Sat, October 18, 10am – 10pm, 2014
Where: Dataran Underground, Merdeka Square, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

The Kuala Lumpur Zine Fest (KLZF) is an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers together with zinesters, zine distros, crafters and artists to showcase their work.