[ubuntu-my] 36-Hour OSS WebDev Contest and MyGOSSCON 2010

faisal faisal at oscc.org.my
Thu Sep 2 00:58:42 BST 2010

Salam Sejahtera dan Salam 1 Malaysia

In its bid to spur creativity -- the key to national transformation,
MAMPU is organising the inaugural 36-Hour Open Source Software Web
Application Development (OSS WebDev) Contest, which is to be recognised
by the Malaysia Book of Records as the 'Longest Open Source Software
Programming Event'.

Contest teams taking part and completing this gruelling 36-hour OSS
programming event will be enshrined in Malaysia's 2010 Book of Records
as the record makers.

The goals of the contest are to motivate the enhancement of programming
skills, creativity and innovation, and to accelerate the growth of local
OSS developer community to build a talent pool of critical skills and
expertise for national transformation.

The contest is open to all Malaysians, formed in 3 person teams. The
contest teams comprising Government Agency Group, Student Group and Open
Group, are required to develop an open source web application within 36
hours in the confines of the contest hall.
Winning team in each contest group will be awarded RM1,500, with
Runner-up team receiving RM600. Among the 3 winners from each contest
group, the Best-of-the-Best will receive a bonus award of RM8,500,
bringing total winnings for the team to RM10,000 in total.

Hurry! The contest entry is still open for entry form submission until *6
September deadline*. Fifteen contest teams will be short-listed to
compete in the actual event on 6-8 October.

Contest information and Entry Form can be downloaded at

This contest is a major event of Malaysia's premier annual OSS
conference -  MyGOSSCON 2010. With the theme of "OSS:  Innovation for
National Transformation", MyGOSSCON 2010 will be held at Putrajaya
International Convention Centre (PICC) on 2-3 November. Contest winners
will be announced and awards presented during the Opening Ceremony on 2

In addition to the 36-Hour OSS WebDev Contest, other highlights of
MyGOSSCON 2010 are OpenOffice.org School Competition, Public Sector OSS
Case Study, plenaries, tracks and tutorials, OSS Showcase Exhibition
with more than 60 booths, Birds of a Feather (BOF) Cocktail,  Lightning
Talks and OSCC MAMPU new products launch.

Please feel free to contact us for further information.
Thank you.

Mohd Faisal Abdillah
Open Source Competency Centre(OSCC)
Unit Pemodenan Tadbiran dan Perancangan Pengurusan Malaysia(MAMPU)
3rd Floor, Enterprise Building 3,
Persiaran APEC,
63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor.

Tel : 03-83191200
Fax : 03-83193206

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