<p><b>D-CODE BOOTCAMP 2013</b></p>

<p>What? A 3-day intensive coding bootcamp facilitated by experts from Silicon Valley, USA to teach you step by step to create Google Chrome Applications and Extensions using Javascript. You will have the chance to present it to a panel of judges and compete for a full scholarship to attend a 2-week basecamp at Silicon Valley, USA in November 2013</p>

<p>Who? We are looking for talented tinkerers and coders to collaborate in small groups.</p>

<p>When? 5-7 July 2013</p>

<p>Where? Zebra Square Kuala Lumpur</p>

<h1><p>This is a fully sponsored event,
you only have to bring your laptop!
</p></h1>
To code or not to code is not the question anymore ! It's the literacy of today – whether you are a hustler or a hacker. A skill you cannot overlook or not have an appreciation for if you want to be a founder of a startup !

Come to this amazing 3-day D-Code Bootcamp and learn how to code – even if you don't end up being a full time developer you will learn the skills and be able to speak intelligently to any developer.

If you want to go deeper into the realm where the puritans go : the facilitators are maestros in this field and they will show you the path!

Two awesome code experts from Silicon Valley (USA) will be in Kuala Lumpur to show you some tricks in this amazing science!
DATE:
TIME:
VENUE:
5-7 July 2013
10am to 10pm
Zebra Square KL, Lot 18 & 20, Jalan Kampung Pandan, Off Jalan Tun Razak, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
REMINDER: • Please bring your own laptop and a thumbdrive
• If possible bring your own internet dongle (we have internet connection but we’re afraid having 500 people accessing it one time might just slow down any network)
• We have ample car park space and it is FREE
 

WHY CODING?


Source: Code.org

FACILITATORS


Jonathan has been building software professionally and managing development teams for the past 12 years. He began programming when he was nine years old on his father’s Apple II machine using Applesoft BASIC.

His professional career began in 2001 as an engineer at Napster, a company that fundamentally changed the way digital music is distributed.

In 2006, he and Shawn Fanning founded Rupture, a web based social network for video gamers. Rupture was successfully acquired in 2008 by Electronic Arts.

Jonathan currently runs beatlab.com, a web based community for music composition and collaboration.

Amelia is a software engineer at Twitter. She works on the infrastructure for the machine learning that goes into many of Twitter's content discovery products such as Who to Follow and the Discover tab. Before Twitter, Amelia received her master's in computer science from MIT, where she also completed her undergraduate education. In between semesters, she interned at Dropbox working on analytics. Another summer she interned at Amazon, prototyping algorithms for placing inventory in warehouses across the United States. In her free time, Amelia enjoys rock climbing and playing board and card games. She is also an avid music listener, occasionally dabbling in making some of her own.

Jon is a game developer that has bad ideas and acts on them. He grew up wanting to create video games, realised that he could write, manage, program, create and half a dozen other game development associated verbs so he decided to focus on production.

He has since formed a indie game dev team focusing on honing game development skills on a variety of platforms and languages. This team has went onto create a variety of projects, always with moving targets (there is no such thing as an easy project). He has been to the Game Developer Conference as a IGDA Scholar, regularly hangs out between startup and game development communities and promotes independent game development to all.

Jon is currently building a new startup to teach game development from a slightly different perspective with the aim of creating a better scene for indie game developers.

Marcus describes himself as a Gentleman Technologist, as he espouses the values of a gentleman craftsman with a passion for technology that drives the creation of great software products.

Marcus has been programming computers since the early 80's, and his depth of experience brings a unique viewpoint to any project; slightly bitter and jaded, yet focused on what is possible and achievable. He has created award-winning software products that really create value, and his motivation is creating products that help make people's lives easier and more interesting.

Marcus has recently focused on the business side of things, winning the Graduate Management Association of Australia award for Outstanding MBA student while studying a Master of Business Administration qualification. His motivation for the studies is the realisation that most of the problems that software product companies face, especially startups, are not technological problems and to really create value in software products the product must address the technology, business and human contexts simultaneously.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

The main objective of this 3-day bootcamp is to get you inspired to get into coding and we will do this by providing you step-by-step instructions on how to build Google Chrome Applications & Extensions in Javascript. Javascript is a widely deployed language with a low barrier to entry. To know more about what Google Chome extensions are , visit: http://developer.chrome.com/extensions/index.html

We want each one of you to leave the bootcamp with a real, working application that you built and that will drive you to learn more and fill in your knowledge gaps after the Bootcamp.

HOW IT WORKS?

From 10am for continuous 3 days, you'll learn to code with other participants and work in teams in a cool space at Zebra Square KL in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Check out the venue here: https://www.facebook.com/Zebra.Sq.KL . Of course all meals and refreshments are provided to keep you energized and coding!

Expect to dive right in. During this 3-day intensive bootcamp, you can either work individually or work in a team to develop it. On Day Three, you will get the chance to pitch/ present your prototype to a panel of judges and be in the running to win a scholarship to attend a basecamp in Silicon Valley, USA for 2 weeks.

Agenda

Day 1 (Friday, 5th July 2013)
8:30-10.00 Registration
10:00-10:30 • Welcome by Dash Dhakshinamoorthy, Founder, StartupMalaysia.org
• Bootcamp Briefing by Secretariat
10:30-11:00 Intro Talk by Lead Facilitators
• Jonathan Baudanza & Amelia Arbisser
11:00-12:30 “Hello World.” packet
12:30-14:30 Friday Prayers & Lunch
14:30-15:30 Inspirational Talk
15:30-18:30 Introduction to Coding + Javascript
18:30-20:00 Dinner
20:00-22:00 Open Source Software, Ethics
  END OF DAY ONE

Day 2 (Saturday, 6th July 2013)
10:00-10:30 Object Oriented Programming
10:30-11:30 Recursion
11:30-13:00 Final Project Kick-Off
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-18:30 Final Project Continues
18:30-20:00 Dinner
20:00-22:00 Q&A Session facilitated
  END OF DAY TWO

Day 3 (Sunday, 7th July 2013)
10:00-12:00 Final Project Continues
12:00-12:30 Top 20-25 Projects Announced
12:30-14:30 Demo Hour over Lunch
14:30-15:00 Judging
15:00-17:00 Closing Ceremony/ Launch of D-Code + Announcement of Winners
  END OF DAY THREE/ END OF BOOTCAMP


Driving directions to Zebra Square