Hobbyist development program is to encourage a strong community of ICT
enthusiasts in different fields, eg: coding, gaming and software application.
This initiative proposes to have a different area of interest every year. In
2017, the program targets to develop the knowledge on Coding. The target
audiences are students and teachers from the Secondary School level. The
hobbyist development program consists of development workshops and a competition
which the participants create an application using the skills they learnt from
For 2017 the program conducted;
Design Thinking Workshop – Design thinking is a methodology of
developing a successful product that could be potential be commercialised. This
workshop teaches the participants who are students from secondary school the
methods of creating applications that will solve problems in demand by
Coding Masterclass Workshop – Teach programming language to
a level where participants are able to create applications.
Final Presentation – Participants are divided into groups
and they present to a panel of judges.
Design Thinking Workshop –
7th to 19th August 2017
Coding Masterclass Workshop –
21th August to 8th September 2017
Final Presentation –
11th October 2017
Prize presentation – 16th October
The outcome of the program is that the participants are expected to learn the
fundamentals of programming. The program is a platform that could show that
students are able to learn coding and that coding should be considered to be
incorporated in the secondary educational syllabus.