Asia Developer Academy graduates pioneer batch
By Digital News Asia October 9, 2017
- Graduates develop own web-based applications after 6-month programme
- Invites organisations, individuals to submit ideas that could be turned into apps
ASIA Developer Academy (ADA) a joint venture between BAC Education Group and iTrain Sdn Bhd, hosted the graduation of its inaugural batch of Full Stack Web Developer students on the 29th of September, 2017. Held at Petaling Jaya, the students presented their projects and received their certificates from Bikesh Lakhmichand, CEO of the iTrain Group of companies.
The course entailed the graduates learning to code from scratch and culminated in them producing their very own web-based application. The 13 students came from all walks of life and took the initiative to learn what they felt was a skill that they would need, to enhance not only their current occupations and qualifications, but also something that would give them the edge in everyday life.
Most of those graduating and those enrolled in on-going classes have little or no coding experience. Keeping this in mind, ADA recruited trainers from the industry with experience in hands-on development themselves. The trainers for the six month programme were Wan Muzaffar Hashim and Syed Muzani.
Among the graduates was Pong Yu Chin (back row, standing, far right), a university student who decided to build an app to organise her class timetable, with a function to enable communication between students, lecturers and tutors. Another graduate, Ho Ken Vin (second row, fourth from left), who works in HR at a multinational, was motivated to understand the workings of web-based systems so he could apply his knowledge at work and contribute positively in addition to his daily HR functions.
Underscoring the market demand for coders, one student, David Kuek Kwong Yew, whose highest qualification before participating in the programme was his A-levels, successfully obtained a job as a developer based on the content of the Web Application course and training. The role David got is usually given to undergraduate degree holders.
Other than the Web Application programme, ADA runs similar courses for iOS and Android app development. They also offer the Unity 3D certification programme of which ADA is Malaysia’s first Unity Accredited Training Centre.
ADA aims to be at the forefront of offering current and relevant courses in its commitment to contribute to developing a nation of ICT skilled talent. In line with this, ADA would like to invite organisations and individuals who have ideas that they feel could be turned into apps to contact its Academic Director, Deehba Lakshmayya. The ideas and concepts will be presented to a panel of advisors consisting of industry experts and developers before being shortlisted and assigned to the students as their projects for their course. Internships and placements are also available.
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