AT&T, MCMC to host fourth Malaysia Developers’ Day
By Digital News Asia September 1, 2016
- Teams have 24 hours to build an IoT app
- Each winning team will receive six months of mentoring
AT&T and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will host the fourth Malaysia Developers’ Day in Kuala Lumpur, on Sept 22-23, 2016. The event will encourage innovators and entrepreneurs to create Internet of Things (IoT) apps.
Winners will share cash prizes worth US$13,000. They’ll also get Nanodegree scholarships worth US$10,000 from AT&T and Udacity.
Five participants will win Nanodegree scholarships, funded by AT&T and Udacity. This will help them earn an online degree to prepare for careers in the tech industry.
South-East Asian based early stage VC firm Golden Gate Ventures will also give each winning team six months of mentoring.
Last year, 128 participants created 18 new app ideas.
The Asian teams this year will have 24 hours to build an IoT app with an emphasis on machine learning and data analytics.
This year’s categories are smart city, community and lifestyle.
AT&T and MCMC will give the developer teams tools they need to create new apps, which will include the AT&T M2X IoT development platform. It offers a toolset to quickly create and refine prototypes, and cloud-based data storage to help collect, analyze and share IoT data. Tech experts will also be at the event to lend support.
Students and other future developers who want to build new skills can attend a coding 101 workshop the same day.
“This is an excellent platform for inspiring and empowering Asian developers. Contestants will gain skills and find new ways to unlock the power of the Internet of Things in Asia," said AT&T Asia Pacific regional president Bernard Yee.
According to the Strategic Communications Division of MCMC, they hope to see even more innovation that will drive Asia. MCMC believes that developers and those with great ideas waiting to be transformed into tangible, usable and marketable result are keen on participating, even if they do not possess much knowledge in creating an app.
The 2016 event will take place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
- When: 1pm MYT, Sept 22, 2016, to 5pm MYT, Sept 23, 2016.
- Prizes: The winning team in each category will receive a US$1,000 cash prize. The three category winners will also compete for the grand prize of US$10,000.
- Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/att-mcmc-2016-malaysia-developers-day-tickets-26560872284
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