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eGenting Programming Competition 2006

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

The eGenting Programming Competition is coming again, with better prize and new category. The cash prizes are becoming more attractive this year, with RM6000 for first prize, RM3000 for first runner up and RM2000 for second runner up. All the 3 prizes come with a job offer to work in eGenting R&D department.

The old tradition of this competition disallows anybody who is older than 25 years old to take part. But this year, they are opening a new category for 26 and above. The first prize for this category is very attractive: 5 nights ex-Port Klang cruise onboard SuperStar Gemini for 2 persons worth over RM11,000 + HP Compaq Notebook worth over RM5,000. Then, there's another notebook for first runner up and a training programme for second runner up.


  • Competition Date: 11 November 2006
  • Time: 10:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m
  • Venue: Genting Hotel Ballroom
  • Nature: Open-book, hand-written programming task

Be sure you check out the past year questions and register before 20th of October 2006.

All related materials: Official website of eGenting Programming Competition

eBay Explained 2006

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

eBay Explained is back.

For the first time in Asia, Jim Griffith, Dean of eBay Education & eBay University Instructor will be flying in to host eBay Explained!2006 in Malaysia!

Griff has shared his eBay expertise with audiences across the US and now he will be in Malaysia for only one day to share his knowledge on how you can make your eBay selling, searching and shopping more effective and become successful online buyers and sellers.


  • Tricks of the trade
  • Strategies for safe, secure, hassle-free eBay buying and selling
  • Tips and shortcuts for even the most technologically challenged
  • Success stories about people whose lives have been changed by eBay.

Whether it’s just a desire to make some extra money, buy the latest gadgets and gizmos, or start a new business, eBay is the best online destination. With a community that stretches around the world buying and selling millions of items each and every day, eBay is the world’s online marketplace. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the eBay Guru himself!

For the Kuala Lumpur event:

  • Date: 12 November 2006
  • Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
  • Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Registration is open till 31 October 2006.

This event is also available in Philippines and Singapore.

Details and registration: eBay Explained 2006

Open Source Symposium 2006

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Open Source Symposium 2006

I received an invitation from HardwareZone to attend Open Source Symposium 2006 event organised by redhat. Here's the content of the email:

Experience the Power of Open Source Architecture

Feeling helpless and trapped with your existing proprietary platform and applications?

Held ransom by costly software upgrades?

Open source innovation is not a fad. It is here to stay. Enterprises around the world have migrated to Linux because they used to be as frustrated as you. Things happen for a reason. Especially good things. Isn’t it time you make them happen?

Hear what Linux users have to say

The revolution of choice continues. Come August, Red Hat will kick off a series of open source symposiums across 14 cities in Asia Pacific. Rediscover choice in mission critical enterprise computing face-to-face with Linux communities, including developers and users, customers and industry watchers. This is where your doubts and the myths about open source will be debunked.

Spend a day with us and you’ll see.

The details of the event in Kuala Lumpur is as follows:

  • Date: 6-7 September 2006 (Agenda)
  • Time: 9.00am - 5.30pm
  • Venue: Carlton Conference Centre
    The Ritz -Carlton Kuala Lumpur Banquet Hall, Level 3
    168 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur 55100, Malaysia

Developers: Do note that there's a session for you.

The registration is free for the first 50. So, be first to register!

Besides Kuala Lumpur, the event will also be held at other cities: Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Guangzhou, Bangkok, Manila, Mumbai, Bangalore, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.

Get more details from the official website of Open Source Symposium 2006.

eGENTING Programming Competition 2005: Public Lecture

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

If you have been to the programming competition, learn how to solve the questions for this year's competition at the upcoming public lecture conducted by eGENTING.

eGENTING Programming Competition 2005

Friday, November 25th, 2005

I’ll be away from my computer 2 days for the preparation of eGenting Programming Competition 2005 at Genting Highlands. If you have not heard of this before, eGenting is organizing this event every year to search for competitive programmers. This time, I’m not a contestant for the competition. I’ve participated last year. I’ll be just helping around this time.

Do you think organizing competition is an appropriate way to find good programmers?