Professional Software Development: What You don't Learn in University

When: Thu, January 31, 2pm – 3pm, 2013
Where: SB015, UTAR KL Campus, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: UTAR

So you will soon be entering the IT industry as a software development professional? Compared to your contemporaries in other fields such as medicine, engineering (other than software engineering of course), law, accountancy; do you think you have received the requisite training to equip you as a professional in your field of endeavour?

A doctor is entrusted to make life and death decisions, engineers must build constructions which must not collapse, accountants are expected to produce accurate accounts and so on. Are you able to produce software which is correct (i.e. performs in accordance to specifications) and does not fail (i.e. bug free)?

In this talk, the speaker 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.

Presenter lyas Sapiyan is the Technical Director of InternetNow International Sdn Bhd ( , a software development company specialising in Internet communication and security. He has over 12 years of experience developing software products which have been sold for millions of ringgit worldwide.