HPAIR Harvard Conference 2015


When: Fri, February 13, 2015, 9:00am – Mon, February 16, 2015, 11:30pm
Where: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Admission: USD 300
Info: Event | BrochureTopics | Schedule | Application | FAQ | Venue

The Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) is student-run organization of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences. HPAIR organizes Harvard University’s largest annual student conferences in/for the Asia-Pacific region. The HPAIR Harvard Conference brings together over 200 attendees from the world’s top universities and 100 speakers to discuss the most pressing issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

According to the OECD, economic growth is not an end in itself; addressing the multidimensional nature of inequalities and their impacts matters for inclusive growth. Therefore, we have chosen this year’s overall conference theme as Asia’s Blueprint for Growth: Building an Inclusive Future.

Delegates will be able to choose one among seven of the panel topics available:
  • Corporate Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and the World Economy
  • Health and Public Policy
  • Media
  • Security and Diplomacy
  • Technology 

Event Notes:
  • Eligibility: College [University] students or graduated within the past 5 years.
  • Application: 4 essays and for a scholarship, additional 2 essays + 1 video essay
  • Costs: Borne by the delegate [Estimate: flight: MYR 10K, expenses MYR  3K+]
  • Deadlines: Apply by 30 November 2014 (Early), 15 Dec 2014 (Regular)

[ Snapshot ] F&B: Can You Handle The Heat?

RISE: Can You Handle The Heat? (F&B talk), 25 Nov 2014 @ SME Corp. Photos: smecorp.gov.my

Talent Corp Talent Talk

When: Thu, December 4, 7:30pm – 10:00pm, 2014
Where: Talent Lounge, Level G-01-01, Block A, PJ Trade Centre, Jalan PJU 8/8, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free [Tickets will sell out fast]
Info: Registration | Venue

Introducing #TalentTalk, an informal sharing session hosted by TalentCorp Malaysia. We would like to bring together bright minds to give talks that are related to one topic that is very close to our heart - talent. We hope that this session will foster learning, inspiration and curiosity, and provoke conversations that matter about the work we do here at TalentCorp Malaysia. We promise this will be a fun evening.  So come join us for an amazing discussion, food and meet & greets! Who will be speaking?
  • Johan Mahmood Merican, CEO, Talent Corp
  • Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, CEO, PEMANDU
  • Ahmad Izham Omar, CEO, Television Networks & Primeworks Studios
  • Cheryl Yeoh, CEO, MaGIC
  • Kartini Kamarul Ariffin, Director, iM4U fm 

Talent Lounge @ PJ Trade Centre. Photo: mydeliciousfoods.com

Exponential Technologies


When: Tue, December 2, 7:30pm – 10:00pm, 2014
Where: Genovasi, Lot 2A, Jalan 13/2, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

Exponential Technologies impacts a billion people positively: 3D printing, synthesis biology, artificial intelligence, and internet of things. In conjunction with the launch of the Global Impact Competition 2015 [2014], Genovasi invites you to a talk by Dr Clarence Tan on Exponential Technologies and how they are used to impact society and industries. Discover insights on how disruptive technologies will impact the future of jobs, and the opportunities available for entrepreneurs and innovators.

Related Event
Link Thrive with Disruptive Technologies, Mon 7pm, Dec 1st 2014 @ Mindvalley (MYR 15)

Understanding Applied Personality Types

When: Sat, December 6, 10am – 12pm, 2014
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

One of the most critical failure points for any startup are the people. This comprises the founders team which is made out of individuals with different personalities, motivations and behavioral traits. Managing and matching these diverse personalities can determine if a startup will succeed or fail. This session will allow you to understand your personality and those of your team, allowing everyone to understand the working and relational styles thus increasing productivity and startup success. Topics:
Speaker Nicholas Chan is the founder of Yellowshorts Consulting, a specialized consulting firm that offers a holistic yet zany approach to learning & development for the organisation of today.

YCM: Powering Malaysia's Future

When: Sat, December 6, 9am – 5pm, 2014
Where: Intercontiental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration

The 6th installment of the YCM Summit will be focusing on the theme Powering Malaysia’s Future, featuring panels of speakers from Malaysia’s energy sector, particularly the Oil and Gas industry. Speakers include:
  • Dato Idris Jala, CEO, PEMANDU
  • Jamal Ainul, Chairman, Schlumberger Asia Pacific
  • Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi, CEO, Malaysian Petroleum Resources
  • Ahmad Hadri, CEO, Greentech Malaysia

DARE BIzStart 2014


When: Wed, Novemer 26, 9am – Thu, November 27, 6pm, 2014
Where: MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: EventRegistration | Venue

With the objective to assist entrepreneurs overcoming various challenges, D.A.R.E. BizStart Showcase 2014 offers an unprecedented opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn, acquire knowledge and insights, build business and market network and create more business opportunities. Agenda for Days 1 and 2 (Hardware Track is held in room DARE 4):

EVE Summit 2014

When: Sat, November 29, 8am – 7pm, 2014
Where: Dewan Perdana Nur, Kementerian Wanita, Putrajaya
Admission: Free [Formal dress code, baju kurung welcomed]
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

EVE Summit is back for the second edition of the annual summit to feature outstanding professional Malaysian women in inspiring and motivating the future female talents of the nation. With the theme Shifting Paradigm, EVE Summit aims to showcase the shift from the conventional organizational management practices that was gender bias, to the increasing organizational education and culture in respective industries that recognizes gender diversity. Be part of the action on changing the perspective of women in leadership. Speakers:
  • Datin Azalina Adham, Director, Strategy & Transformation, Bursa Malaysia
  • Kauselya Muniandy, Environmental Officer, LRT, George Kent Malaysia
  • Dr Kien Ling Khoo, Founder, ADAMAS Weddings
  • Nora Abd Manaf, Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Maybank Group
  • Kartini Ariffin, Director of Radio, iM4Ufm
  • Ng Joo Yin, Business Development Leader, MyTeksi
  • Azura Liyana Azm, Director & Founder, AzuraAzwa
This summit is exclusive;y for Malaysian female undergraduates and fresh graduates only.

Women Who Code KL Hack Night

When: Tue, November 25, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 2014
Where: MyTeksi, Block J, 100-3.105, The School, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

We are very excited to  launch the very first Women Who Code (WWCode) in Kuala Lumpur! We'll use this first event to network and get to know one another. Our event is completely free, all you need is your laptop (if you have one!).

Our HackNight is freestyle coding in which developers are invited to work on any coding project they like, learn to code, or learn a new language, while enjoying the hacking atmosphere, and network with other women developers.

You will have the opportunity to announce your project or ask for help and mingle with other smart women in tech. If you're just starting off with coding, come, and we'll help you choose tutorials and learn further. Feel free to share with your develop(h)er friends and plan on having fun.

Women Who Code is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in San Francisco, CA dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. 16,000 members strong in 44 cities spanning 14 countries & counting.

Women Who Code Hack Night @ Yelp. Photo: womenwhocode.com

PanPages eCommerce Road Show 2014

When: Tue, November 25, 12pm – 4pm, 2014
Where: Shah Alam Convention Centre. Jalan 14/2, Seksyen 14, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

PanPages eCommerce Road Show provides an excellent opportunity for business owners to learn about how online marketing can be used as a tool to tap into global markets. At the same time, learn about some of the attractive on-going incentives made available to business owners who are new to the e-commerce market place. Topics:
  • MATRADE eTRADE: Enhancing Business Competitiveness Online
  • MDeC eTRADE and SME Cloud Computing Adoption Programme
  • Goods and Services Tax
  • Panpages: Internet Marketing

Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) announced in October 2014 the launch of its eTRADE programme with Alibaba which aims to accelerate export of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through participation in leading international e-marketplace. 

The collaboration with Alibaba will provide opportunity for Malaysian SMEs to reach out to hundreds of millions of online buyers worldwide. Approved SMEs will be given an e-voucher worth RM1,000, which they can use to pay part of the Alibaba e-TRADE Global Gold Supplier Package’ subscription and other incentives.


MyElite Biz SME Programme Briefing

When: Tue, November 25, 8:30am – 12:30pm, 2014
Where: Penang Skills Development Centre, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

MyElite Biz SME Programme is designed for SMEs and offers high speed broadband, e-business apps and training for business owners to grow their business to the next level:
  • Introduction to MyElite Biz SME Programme - MDeC
  • Selling Online as Easy as Snap, Share and Sell - Shoppertise
  • Shopping is Entertainment - Rakuten [top image]

Malaysia Research and Education Network

When: Tue, Nov 25, 8:30am – Thu, Nov 27, 6:00pm, 2014
Where: Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration

[7th MYREN Conference: Cloud] Launched in 2005 under the governance of Ministry of Higher Education and the management of MDeC, the Malaysian Research & Education Network (MYREN) have been aggressively striving on its objective of enabling high speed dedicated network connectivity to enhance and uplift the education sector while exploring the research capacity and capability of the Malaysian education and research sectors. This conference will focus on advanced network technologies and applications. Topics include:
[The conference was earlier marked as fully booked, At the time of publication, the organizers have just released more seats (8 left). If sold out again, you can try on-site registration (at your own risk) as there are many parallel tracks.]

RISE: Can You Handle The Heat?


When: Tue, November 25, 7:30pm – 10:00pm, 2014
Where: Dewan Mahkota, SME Corp, Platinum Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

They say you if you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen. You dream about starting your own F&B business but are you up for the challenge of this intense and fast paced industry? It’s not enough to just have exceptional food, you have to also understand how the food industry works before you can succeed in it.  Speakers:
Reserve your spot and and learn how you can build a successful business around gastronomy from our featured local enterprise heroes. [Image: thestar.com.my]

Related Event
Link Hits & Misses: Learn from Malaysia's Fashion Forward Few. 2 Dec 2014 @ SME (Free)

Agrotechnology: Catalyst for Transformation

When: Mon, November 24, 9am – Sat, November 29, 5pm
Where: Malaysian Agricultural Expo Park Serdang (MAEPS), Selangor, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Seminars | Registration | Brochure

A biennial event, MAHA 2014 promotes Malaysia as the centre of excellence in the agriculture and agro-based industries, incorporating agro-based knowledge, technology and innovation, agri-trade, agro-tourism and agri-lifestyle. Special emphasis will be given in the development of young and future agriculture entrepreneurs. Seminars include:
  • Farming Vegetables and Running a Business on New York City's Roofs (EN)
  • Farming as a Career Choice (BM)
  • International and Local Potential for Marketing Cavendish Bananas (BM)
  • Role of E-commerce in Agriculture and Agro-based Industries (BM)
  • Marketing Chilli Online (BM)
  • Incentives for Entrepreneurs to Succeed in Food Industries (BM)
  • Agriculture Products Business Model (EN)
  • Prospects for Soursop: Increasing the Quantity and Quality of Produce (BM)



Other Events This Week
Link Echelon 2014 Malaysia Mon 24 Nov @ TM Convention Centre (SGD 150)
Link Drinkentrepreneurs KL  Mon 24 Nov @ 1Utama (MYR 30)
Link Sharepoint SEA Conference  Tue 25 Nov @ Singapore (SGD 325)
Link DARE Bizstart 2014  Wed 26 Nov @ MaGIC (Free)
Link Startup Asia Jakarta  Wed 26 Nov @ Jakarta (USD 480)
Link Georgetown Literary Festival Fri 28 Nov @ Penang (Free)
Link UXMY Conference  Sat 29 Nov @ KLCC (MYR 500)
Link Startup Immersion Bootcamp  Sat 29 Nov @ HELP (Free) Limited Tickets

[ Snapshot ] Wordpress, StartupWeekend, WomenTech

Wordpress for Non Techies, 22 Nov 2014 @ MaGIC. Photo: mymagic.com.my

Hong Kong Startup Weekend, 15 Nov 2014 @ HK Cocoon. Photo: hkcocoon.org

Women Techmakers, 15 Nov 2014 @ MaGIC. Photo: Julia Koh

The Refinery: Book Reading


When: Sun, November 23, 3pm – 5pm, 2014
Where: Courtyard @ D7, Jalan Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Venue

Come and join us for a reading session  Readers:
  • Frances Yip, A Daughter Less Ordinary
  • Alvin Teoh, How to Hypnotise Your Husband
  • Ista Kyra, Poems
  • Chuah Guat Eng, Dream Stuff
  • Suscelah Fonseka, Shades of Dawn
  • Catalina Rembuyan, KL Noir Yellow
The moderator is Alexandra Alex. All are welcome.



This Weekend
Link Fri 7pm Maker Documentary @ MaGIC (Free)
Link Sat 7am Formula E Championship @ Putrajaya (MYR50)
Link Sat 9am Borak Arts Conference 2014 @ Publika (MYR 100)
Link Sat 9am Wordpress for Non-Techies @ MaGIC (MYR 15) Sold Out
Link Sat 2pm, Digital Nomads Meetup @ Damansara (Free)  Info1 | Info2

Next Weekend
Link Fri, 2pm Georgetown Literary Festival 2014 @ Whiteaways (Free)


DrinkEntrepreneurs in KL: Echelon After Party

When: Mon, November 24, 8pm – 11pm, 2014
Where: Signature @ The Roof, 1 Utama, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 30 [
Info: Event | Registration

Once a month, DrinkEntrepreneurs offers a relaxed environment for driven and motivated entrepreneurs, their friends and entrepreneurship aficionados to get together, share good conversations and inspire one another. Want to meet and connect with leaders of Asia's tech busineses? Come on over to this exclusive night with Echelon as we are hosting their conference after-party!  [First 50 ladies to arrive will get a Sothys goodie bag]

Event App
Dowload #Links, the Tinder for Business and coolest event networking app. iOS | Android. Know who is coming before the event, connect with them and meet them at the event. For this event, register under drinkentrepreneurs with password dekl

Related Events
Link Drinkentrepreneurs in Penang, Wed 8pm Nov 26 @ Patio (MYR 20)
Link Drinkentrepreneurs in Johor Bahru, Thu 8pm Nov 27 @ Porter House (Free)
Link Drinkentrepreneurs in Bangkok, Tue 8pm Nov 25 @ Hilton (EUR 5)
Link Drinkentrepreneurs in Jakarta, Thu 7pm Nov 27 @ Yeyo (Free)
Link Incitement Third Anniversary Party, Mon 7:30pm, Nov 24 @ Publika (Free)

Signature @ The Roof. Photo: jacsafterparty.com

HackerScape Malaysia 2014

When: Sat, November 29, 9:30am – 4:30pm, 2014
Where: HackerScape, SSTwo Mall, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Malaysia
Admission: MYR 240 [1]
Registration: EventBrite or Peatix | Venue

The first event to launch of Malysia's first Tech Laboratory - HackerScape! HackerScape aims to put Malaysia's best hackers and engineers on the world map. We want to nurture, grow and foster a community of the best talents in Malaysia to come together and build awesome things. Non-technical people are welcome to come learn and give back to the community in whatever way possible. We will be equipped with all the latest toys: Raspberry Pi B+, Arduino, 3D Printers, soldering kits, Xbox.

Our First Workshop is on Raspberry Pi. 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
  • 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. [1] Includes a Raspberry Pi B+ worth MYR 120 and 1 month access to HackSpace worth MYR 500. Early bird ticket without Raspberry is MYR 100.

Internet of Things (IoT): Building Value through Visibility

When: Wed, December 10, 9am – 5pm, 2014
Where: Dewan Tunku Canselor, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

[UM-MCMC Connected Communities and Internet of Things (IoT): Building Value through Visibility] Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), University of Malaya (UM) and Iconix Consulting Sdn. Bhd. are co-organizing the Internet of Things (IoT) Conference to foster the adoption and development of digital lifestyle and IoT in Malaysia.

Our target audience is industries, telcos, government agencies, developers, entrepreneurs, students, back-end and front-end technical enablers of Connected Communities and IoT solutions, as well as university and industry internship recruitment opportunities. The focus ecosystems are Healthcare, Transport, Track and Trace, Agriculture, Social and Smart Cities. [Conference agenda not available yet.]

Join us in this event and be part of the catalyst of IoT moving forward into 2015-2016 that can benefit the entire digital lifestyle ecosystem and adoption of Internet of Things in Malaysia.

Prior to the Conference on 10th December 2014, we also host an exciting 30-hour IoT-thon where teams of developers and makers from various universities are challenged to realise tangible social good with embedded systems or wearables and compete for special awards.

Hackatron Asia 2014

When: Sat, Dec 6, 9am – Sun, Dec 7, 5pm, 2014
Where: 222 Queen Street, Singapore
Admission: MYR -50 [see note below]
Info: Event | AgendaFAQ | RegistrationVenue

Hackatron Asia Singapore is a 32-hour weekend of problem solving and hacking solutions to real problems.

Brought to you by Asia’s largest online publication on technology and startups, Tech in Asia, Hackatron Asia bridges brands with real challenges and technology offerings to developers with a knack for solving technical problems.

Throughout the Hackatron, while the developers will be coding, there will also be a separate parallel, breakout track of talks, including sponsored sessions and Show & Tell sessions by various developer groups:
  • iOS Show & Tell -  iOS Dev Scout
  • Paypal/Braintree APIs and Live Demo - PayPal and Braintree
  • PHP Show & Tell - Singapore PHP User Group
  • Bitcoin: Why And How You Can Use It - Tomas Forgac, Coin of Sale
  • Go is an open source programming language - Lakshan Perera, Singapore Gophers
  • 30 Random Ruby Tips - Winston Teo, Ruby Group and Rails Girls
  • Tips & Tricks in securing WordPress -  Lester Chan, Plugin Developer

[First 50 MY developers who sign-up and show their ticket at the registration counter on event day will be reimbursed MYR 50 towards travel costs. Non-developers who attend the breakout tracks and final pitching need to purchase a SGD 10 ticket.]


Related Events Updated [LSM, SIB and SWKL are weekend accelerators, not hackathons] 
Link Sat 08:30 Nov 22:  D3: Define | Design | Develop @ TM Convention Centre (Free)
Link Sat 14:30 Nov 29: Startup Immersion Bootcamp @ HELP University (Free) 80 Seats Added
Link Fri 18:00 Dec 05: Lean Startup Machine @ KLCC (MYR 500)
Link Sat 10:00 Dec 06: Mobile Data Hackathon @ Cyberjaya (Free)
Link Tue 09:00 Dec 09: UM-MCMC IoT-thon (Internet of Things Hackathon) @ UM (Free)
Link Fri 18:30 Dec 12: StartupWeekend Kuala Lumpur @ TM Convention Centre (USD 50)
Link Thu 09:00 Jan 01: StartupHouse @ Cyberjaya (Free + free food & lodging)


Growth Hacking: Joon Chan, Easy Taxi

When: Tue, December 2, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, 2014
Where: VLT, Menara Mustapha Kamal, PJ Trade Centre, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Event | Registration | Venue

This event focuses on tactics and processes to achieve fast and sustainable startup growth based on the concept of growth hacking. Growth hacking can be defined as an unconventional, low cost and data-driven approach to marketing, user acquisition and sales funnels and has been the key to success for some of the world’s most successful startups. Speaker and mentors:
  • Joon Chan, Regional Managing Director, Easy Taxi SEA 
  • Andrew Tan, Director, VLT Labs
  • Daniel Cerventus, Founder, NextUpAsia
The event will feature three founders who will present their startups to the above panel. To present, apply here. [via e27.co]

Related Events
Link Growth Hacking Singapore: David Fallarme, ReferralCandy, Nov 27th @ Silicon Straits
Link Growth Hacking Indonesia: Hadi Wenas, aCommerce, Dec 7th @ COMMA

5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit GES 2014

When: Wed, Nov 19, 4pm –Fri, Nov 21, 11pm
Where: Marrakech, Morocco & Live Streaming
Admission: Free
Info Event | Schedule | Speakers

For entrepreneurs who have the vision and the knowhow, technology enables them to transform an idea into a marketable or useful product or service for a wide range of sectors. Entrepreneurs leverage existing technologies to create possibilities and inspire hope around the world for a more inclusive economic growth model, and one that meets the aspirations of the youth of today.
  • Morocco: The Startup Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Milton Duncan Rinehart, Director, Al Akhawayne University, Morocco et al
  • The U.S. Approach to Entrepreneurship - Jeff Martin, CEO, Tribal Brands
  • From Talent to Entrepreneurship - Daphne Koller, Co-founder, Courseraet al
  • Innovation and technology for sustainable growth - Mustapha Bakkoury, CEO, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy
  • Transforming the speed and scale of entrepreneurship - Rhett Morris, Director, Endeavor Insight
  • Innovative solutions to integrate the informal sector into the formal economy - Chafik Sabiry, CEO, HP CDG et al
  • The Era of Disruption - Roy Haddad, Chairman, JWT MEA et al
  • Mapping the Future - Alexa von Tobel, CEO, LearnVest.com et al

TEDxJakarta 2014: New Endings


When: Sat, December 6, 1:30pm – 6:00pm, 2014 (times estimated)
Where: Auditorium, Tzu Chi Center, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta, Indonesia
Admission: Free (estimated based on past editions)
Info: Registration | Venue

Are endings frightening? Well, our answer is no. The end of a night means the beginning of a new morning. The end of school years means there are real-life opportunities to explore. The end of a story means we get to write a new one. This is why we embrace endings with much anticipation of another starting point.

We are using the same ticketing system we used last time, randomization. Randomization and an extended registration period is the way we can be impartial about our attendee’s chances to get a ticket regardless of age, generation, background, as well as access to internet connection and social media.  Everyone who registered will have the same chance of becoming an audience member.

Incitement Growth: Photography Workshop

When: Sat, November 22, 10am – 2pm, 2014
Where: The Dawn Youth Center, 1B, Jalan Kancil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 45
Info Event | FBRegistration | Venue

The Photography Workshop is an intense hands-on program that provides all the necessary tools for you to start taking the photos that reflect you and what you want to share with the others. The course is designed for aspiring as well as intermediate photographers who want to gain and improve their technical and artistic skills. Topics:
  • How a digital camera works.
  • How to get the best exposure
  • Different types of lenses and effect of focal length
  • Composition, framing, rule of thirds
All proceeds from the course will cover the materials used for Empowerment Projects organised by Incitement Growth. Speaker Ashish Lunawat is IT expert by profession and photographer by passion.

Documentary: The Maker Movement

When: Fri, Nov 21, 7:00pm – 10:30pm, 2014
Where: Auditorium, MaGIC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

Makers, you are not alone! Witness the current maker movement in America! Dig deeper into the ecosystem of design and manufacturing in the era reigned by technologies. Get inspired and be amazed by how the movement moved the society, culture and economy of U.S. significantly.
This is one documentary that should not be missed! - Harness the Crowd
Amazingly inspiring! - Harvard Business Review
Maker is a beautiful film - A Design Film Festival 2014
Fantastic! - Autodesk 
If you loved the Design & Thinking Movie, you definitely don’t wanna miss this!  Popcorn & snacks are on the house! On nom nom nom. [Full title of event: Maker - A Documentary on the Maker Movement, organized by Makeweekend. The trailer is displayed after the jump below.]


Events on Wed, 19 Nov, 2014
Link Dare to Dream: Danny Ooi - 10am @ TTDI (Free)
Link Energy for Tomorrow - 8:30am @ Grand Hyatt (USD 995)
Link Co-Founders Matchup - 7pm @ SMU, Singapore (SGD 10)
Link #DMM360: How Not to Lose MYR 250K in Marketing - 7pm @ Paper&Toast (Free)


The Design Society Lecture Series: Bruno Maag

When: Tue, November 25, 7pm – 9pm, 2014
Where: Manor Bar, 8 Ann Siang Hill Singapore
Admission: SGD 30
Info: Event | RSVP

Calling all typography geeks, London-based Swiss typographer/designer, Bruno Maag, is the guest speaker for this The Design Society Lecture Series. Bruno Maag is a Swiss type designer and founder of type design company Dalton Maag. Maag began his career with an apprenticeship as a typesetter for the Tages Anzeiger, Switzerland's largest daily paper. This led him to study Visual Communication at Basel School of Design. He worked for Monotype both in the UK and in the USA, where he designed fonts for the The New Yorker.

Javascript Summit 2014

When: Tue, Nov 18, 11pm – Wed, Nov 19, 7am, 2014 [MY/SG]
Where: Online
Admission: USD 399 [USD 1279 if beamed into an auditorium]
Info: Event | Tickets [using discount code E4HNEWS]

The 6th Annual Live, Online JavaScript & jQuery Conference. We bring together some of the Web's most notable experts in JavaScript and jQuery for an all-new, three-day online conference, the JavaScript Summit 2014. Topics include:
  • Choosing a JavaScript Framework - Pam Selle, Professional Developer
  • jQuery-free JavaScript - Elijah Manor, Front-end Web Dev Consultant
  • The State of jQuery UI & Mobile - Alexander Schmitz, jQuery Foundation
  • Ain't No Party Like a Third Party JavaScript Party - Rebecca Murphey, Bazaarvoice
  • Broaden Your JavaScript Horizons with Meteor - Ciara Burkett, MeteorAcademy
  • UI Animation Tricks with Velocity.js - Julian Shapiro, Velocity.js

[ Snapshot ] AseanYouth, GoogleDays, AlphaStartups

Asean Youth Dialogues, 15 Nov 2014 @ University Malaya. Photo: fb/aseanyouthdialogues

GDays Kuala Lumpur Education Trek, 15 Nov 2014 @ Taylors. Photo: fb/gsamalaysia 

MSC Malaysia Alpha Startups, 7 Nov 2014 @ Telekom Cyberjaya. Photo: fb/1337ventures 

Change for Good: A New Generation of Changemakers


When: Thu, November 20, 7pm – 10pm, 2014
Where: Theatrette, Wisma Hong Leong, 18 Jalan Perak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Registration | Venue

Change for Good is a TED-like event of innovative ideas for social good. Malaysia's challenges - in education, the environment, for children - are too big for the same old approaches. Learn about next generation social initiatives, including new ways of creating social impact, social enterprise, and how people creating sustainable change. Speakers:
Change for Good by Hong Leong Foundation is organised by Do Something Good: Connect in partnership with RISE, Social Enterprise Alliance Malaysia, and Scope Group.

Wivina Belmonte, Johnson Oei, Datin Elya Adnan, Yasmin Rasyid
Photo credits: Unicef, EpicHomes, TheStar, DeviantArt


Other Events This Week
Link MyIPO Teh Tarik - 9am, Mon, 17 Nov @ UOA Bangsar (Free)
Link Are Investors Asking the Wrong Questions? - 5:30pm, Wed, 19 Nov @ TM (Free) Sold Out
Link RISE: Assemble The Avengers - 7:30pm Wed, 19 Nov @ KL Sentral (Free)
Link Startup Grind: Bob Chua - 7pm Thu, 20 Nov @ Bangsar (MYR 15)
Link MDeC Community Online Gathering - 7:30pm Fri, 21 Nov @ Penang (Free)
Link D3: Define | Design | Develop - 8:30am Sat. 22 Nov @ TM (Free)
Link Wordpress for Non-Techies - 9:30am Sat 22 Nov @ MaGIC (MYR 15)
Link Borak Arts Series 2014 - 9am Sat 22 Nov @ Publika (MYR 108)
Link TEDxYouth@KL 2014 - 1pm Sat 22 Nov @ Brickfields (MYR 50) Sold Out

Entrepreneurship Education Reinvented


When: Mon, November 17, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, 2014
Where: Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8, Singapore (top image)
Admission: Free
Info: Registration

The future of generations of entrepreneurs will not be the same. Join us for a series of talks by the movers and shakers in the industry and find out how you can advance yourself and your startup above and beyond what you imagined. Stay on afterwards to mingle and network with like-minded entrepreneurs. [via: e27.co, top image: lli.sg]
  • Entrepreneurship Education through POOC‡  - Leslie Loh, MD, TIEN Academy
  • Machine Learning in Education - Kevin Chan, CEO, Coursepad
  • Insights to Collaborative Learning Platforms - Shivanu Shukla, CEO, Teamie
  • Insights to Education Aggregator Market - Ethan Yeo, Founder, LessonsGoWhere
‡ Participatory Open Online Course

YSEALI Forum & Networking Day


When: Mon, November 17, 2pm – 4pm, 2014
Where: Lincoln Room, MACEE, Menara Yayasan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free [Age 18-35]
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Shout out to all youths in KL - you're invited to YSEALI Forum & Networking Day where you will learn on how YSEALI (Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative, top photo) can help in your career and projects from the alumni! Speakers:
  • Joseph Yun, US Ambassador, Malaysia
  • Fareeza Liyana, Manager, IDEAS 
  • Choon Sian, Director, LifeChamp 
  • Zakwan Buang, Executive Committee Member, MAAP
  • Ben Bradshaw, Cikgu Inggeris, Cikguben (moderator)