From helping ingrain computational thinking into school curriculum, to its Digital Ninjas programme and more, MDEC's #mydigitalmaker initiative is beginning to move the needle.
Key driver for the software testing ecosystem in Malaysia aims to see testing become a culture in tech.
It will be one big leap for Malaysia into the digital economy with computational thinking and computer science being embedded into national education system, writes Karamjit Singh.
The Indonesian Government will make coding part of the school curriculum next year, according to its Minister of Communications and Information Technology Rudiantara.
On Malaysia's National Big Data Framework, amongst Dr Shawn Tan's concerns is that when all those government scholars return to serve, and the local graduates from shiny new programmes hit the market, there may not actually be any available big data to crunch.
Knowledge of a programming language does not equal the capability to code, just as how knowledge of English does not magically make the person a poet, writes Dr Shawn Tan.
Digital News Asia columnist Dr Shawn Tan on why he believes the Computer Science programs we have in Malaysia are not up to par.
Computer Science used to be a four-year program in all our public universities, but was changed in the late 1990s under the mistaken belief that cutting one year off university education was the answer to the industry’s need for talent. It was a recipe for disaster, and USM is intent on turning the ride.
In tackling the ICT grad issue, whilst tertiary education including institutions of higher learning and their quality has been the center of focus and debate, it should be apparent that this aspect of the academic journey comprises only a fraction of a student’s entire academic lifespan.