Fireside Chat with Jessica McKellar

When: Mon, August 28, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, 2017
Where: Nintex, Suite 8-3, Level 8, Menara CIMB, Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free
Info: Attend | Venue

Jessica McKellar is an entrepreneur, software engineer, and open source developer from San Francisco. She is a former Director for the Python Software Foundation, PyCon North America’s Diversity Outreach Chair, and a maintainer for several open source projects, including OpenHatch and Twisted. For her outreach efforts in the Python community, she was awarded the O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2013.

Jessica is currently a founder and the CTO for an early-stage enterprise software startup, Pilot [top image]. Previously, she was a founder and the VP of Engineering for Zulip, a real-time collaboration startup that was acquired by Dropbox. Before that, she was a computer nerd at MIT who joined her friends at Ksplice, a company that was acquired by Oracle. These diverse experiences earned her a place in the Forbes 30 under 30 Class of 2017 for enterprise software.

Pick of Startups

Superb 2017 Series 2 info
  • NuEco - Biodegrable packaging from banana trunks 
  • Gabina - Pineapple leaf fibre: vegetarian alternative to silk
  • MBS - Patented, foldable road barricade system 
  • VikeUp - Anti-nodding-off spray for drivers
  • Epicenter - eSports centre, gym and academy

MaGIC Global Accelerator Cohort 4 info
  • Fibod - Weighing machine that measures balance instead of weight
  • Furmingo - Find the best renovation packages & interior designers
  • EyePort - Digital physical store leasing
  • SignatureMarket - Wholesale products, wholesale prices 
  • Bookyboo - Personalised books for children

Muru-D Accelerator Cohort 2 info
  • Hafta - Psychometry: Predict credit risk based on personality
  • SeeChat - Chat-based, unified directory listing for businesses
  • Zelos - Recruitment portal for millennials
  • Amtiss - Asset management system
  • FreightKart - Aggregator for freighters


This Week more  [Week beginning 21 Aug 2017]
Link Tue  19:00  Blockchain & The Future of Finance @ HongKong
Link Wed 08:30  Bavaria Industry 4.0 @ IskandarPuteri pdf
Link Wed 09:00  Fintech: Stanchart Maybank RHB CIMB MDEC @  Damansara
Link Wed 14:00  Alternatives to Paid Advertising @ Damansara
Link Wed 18:30  Scrum vs XP vs Lean vs Kanban @ Bangsar
Link Wed 19:00  LegalTech Pitch Day @ PetalingJaya tix
Link Wed 19:00  Oculus Design: Six Core Prototyping Principles @ HongKong
Link Thu  13:00  MOX Demo Day @ Singapore
Link Thu  18:30  Startups & Angels: StashAway Sleek Playground @ Singapore
Link Thu  19:00  The Forking Bitcoin @ Sentral
Link Thu  19:30  Engagement: Peatix TangoFlare VLT Ematic @ Bangsar
Link Thu  20:00  DrinkEntrepreneurs: oBike @ Gasoline
Link Thu  20:00  Post Rock & Poetry Reading @ GasLight
Link Fri    07:30  Women's 4th Industrial Revolution @ SubangJaya tix
Link Fri    09:00  World Gamelan Festival @ Terengganu
Link Fri    18:00  The Science of Robo-Advisory @ Singapore
Link Fri    17:00  HalalNavigator InfiniteCloset ArabicMall @ Cyberjaya
Link Fri    18:00  GameDev: OverDrive Ren 7thBeat Kaigan @ Kerinchi New
Link Fri    19:00  Jazz: Shock & Awe @ Publika New
Link Sat   08:00  Ideation Weekend: Wecruited HerNetwork @ Sunway New
Link Sat   09:00  Practical Introduction to Computer Vision @ Bangi New
Link Sat   10:00  Freestyle Dance Battle @ SubangJaya
Link Sat   11:00  Maker Market: Tropical Wanderlust @ BatteryAcid
Link Sat   13:00  After Marshmallow & Nougat: Android Oreo @ KualaLumpur
Link Sat   15:00  Pitchin: ReciteApp Mobiversa Subhome SalesCandy @ Damansara
Link Sun  07:00  Sports Innovators: Hike + Discourse @ BukitNanas tix

Next Week  [Week beginning 28 Aug 2017]
Link Tue  10:00  Data Scientists: Unleashing Your DNA @ Mimos New
Link Tue  10:00  Women Empowerment & Travel @ Penang
Link Tue  17:00  Commercialising Your Product @ Sunway
Link Tue  18:15  Gradient: Google's New AI Venture @ HongKong
Link Wed 09:00  Ecommerce: MDEC FashionValet Shopee @ Cyberjaya
Link Thu  13:00  Independence Day Poetry @ SungeiWang
Link Thu  15:00  Ecommerce: Lazada TradeNet Paypal NinjaVan @ Singapore
Link Thu  18:30  CapGemini: Cryptocurrency Blockchain @ Singapore
Link Thu  19:00  Emerging Big Data & Analytics Technology @ Singapore