WebCampKL’s Ngeow Wu Han will add hacker lessons from Klang Valley to the discussion
Have geeks in Malaysia made successful transition from chief techie to leader?
AS the leader of the pack at the increasingly popular WebCampKL community of hackers and geeks, the ebullient Ngeow Wu Han (pic) needs little introduction within the startup scene in Kuala Lumpur.
The chief designer at MindValley, Ngeow describes himself as a user experience and product designer guy who is equally passionate about technology, user interfaces (UI) and crafting great user experiences (UX).
And while he is equal parts design guy and equal parts geek, he actually prefers to speak English and not code, says someone who has worked with him before.
He joins DNA-TeAM’s Disrupt as a panellist, alongside David E. Weekly. Ngeow will be bringing a Klang Valley flavour to the topic of ‘Hacker lessons from the Valley.’
He will talk about his experience of watching WebCampKL grow from a monthly gathering of fewer than 10 geeks to over 150 today, including – these days – UX and UI specialists.
Yes, geeks are now cool, with even designers wanting to hang out with them!
Ngeow has seen this happen gradually since 2010. Plus, he is one of the very few who can also relate what he sees in startup scene today, from the hacker, UX and UI aspect, to what went on back in 1998-2000 during the dotcom boom in Malaysia. He was then with Catcha.com.
His LinkedIn profile has testimonials from the likes of Tandemic’s Hakim Albasrawy, no slouch when it comes to hacking, who describes him as having grown over the past two years "from creative genius to a full-blown Tribal Leader. Everyone that knows him respects him ...”
OlinData chief executive officer Walter Heck describes Ngeow as the “fearless leader” of WebCampKL.
Will Ngeow share his thoughts fearlessly about the startup scene in Kuala Lumpur, about the role geeks play, about the maturity of geeks – to know when they have to step aside and let the business people run the show? To be able to work harmoniously with the ideas/ vision people? About the fears of failing and the attitudes towards failure?
See you at Disrupt at 5.30-7.15pm tomorrow, Sept 19 at The Canvas Malaysia, a venue sponsored by entrepreneur and angel investor Khailee Ng. The address is G6C, Jalan PJU 8/3A, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Check out the link for easy parking.
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