Our panelists consist of:
Amran (who was slated to be panelist) couldn't join us this round for a very good reason, he had to be in Penang because his company Wahdah raised funding from the Penang government. Congratulations! 🎉
The session was moderated by JeeShen, CEO of Softinn (a Melaka based travel startup). We had about 50% technical and 50% non-technical crowd, it was challenging to moderate this session, but he nailed it! This time we also had attendees from different states and countries!
Their favourite programming language:
Naven - Python , Yee Siang - PHP , JeeShen - C#
Some tips by the speakers:
↑ Dave from Home Crowd shared his experience on finding technical partner via Linkedin
Someone with engineering background asked about feasbility to learn programming. JeeShen (engineer-turned-programmer/entrepreneur) told that it is like asking 'Can I learn cooking without any prior experience? Of course, Yes!'.
'Engineering background' should also be a plus point for one to pick up programming. There are many great programmer friends (CTO level) are all coming from Engineering background. Our friend from Syria also shared that he recently watched the movie Skyscrapers and thought that motivation is really important in learning anything new (or picking up programming).
After the panel sharing session, we encouraged the shy crowd the mingle with each other. This is my first time meeting Yee Siang, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that my housemate in South Korea (Co-Founder of SmartPeep) was his housemate in Cyberjaya too.
Although there was a last minute request from Dave Chew (Founder of Home Crowd, a mortgage crowdlending platform) to pitch about his startup, we were very happy to facilitate that, as it is always our primary objective to provide learning & sharing opportunities for everyone.
Thank to JeeShen for rushing back to his office (5 minutes away) to get the projector.
↑ Yee Siang checking with Afiq (Grind Shack Workspace) on some ideas to do better. He was later 'kidnapped' by Game Houz co-founder for some serious discussion. Hopefully, we can hear some good news from them soon.
↑ Naven having discussion with our foreign friends.
↑ Grind Shack Boss: 'Tired of working alone? Cowork together. Join us'
↑ Thanks to Grind Shack Workspace for sponsoring the space, foods and allowing us to stay until late night
Some of the new faces got to know this event from past attendees and from their lecturers. Thanks for spreading words! We would also like to thank MaGIC & EDC MMU (Entrepreneur Development Centre, Multimedia University) for sharing this event to their community. EDC MMU also supported the very first Startup Weekend Melaka back in 2016.
The speakers emphasized that everyone should validate their business idea first before going deep into product development. Startup Weekend is a good place to do just that. We are going to have a Mega Startup Weekend in Melaka this November!
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