DevFest is a large community organised annual event with sessions & code labs for developers, students, startups and anyone interested to learn the latest trends and technical knowledge of Google platform, product APIs & open source technologies.

This year, GDG DevFest George Town 2015 theme is "Code Better, Aim Higher". Focus will be on Android, Polymer and GameDev, featuring a solid lineup of local and international speakers.

Alongside of DevFest, there will also be the launching of @CAT. @CAT which stands for Accelerator for Creative, Analytics & Technology, is a an exciting new programme formed by the Penang State Government via InvestPenang aimed at accelerating emerging tech start-ups & entrepreneurs gain access to mentors, training, shared facilities, co-working space, professional assistance, and other value added services that will move them onto the fast track of success.


Amit Chopra
SEA Regional Lead
Prashant Pathmanaban
Industry Head
Chelle Obligacion-Gray
Google Developers Relation
Yohan Totting
Google Developer Expert
Google Developer Relation
Taylor Ling
Google Developer Expert
Google Developer Relation
Yap Wen Jiun
Android Developer
Google Developers Group KL
Vin Lim
Community Manager
Google Developers Group George Town
Gareth Davies
Chief Technology Officer
Jowynne Khor
Community & Event Director
Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre
Shuan Thing
Director of Operations
Julia Koh
Executive Director
Brand 360
Wai Yin
Coinflip Studio
Jecelyn Yeen

Women Who Code KL
Shawn Beck
Indie Game Developer


GDG DevFest George Town 2015

  Main Hall Code Lab A Code Lab B
8.00am Registration    
9.00am Welcome Address    
9.05am Opening Keynote by YAB Lim Guan Eng
Penang Chief Minister

Launch of CAT@WYCE
Launch of CAT@WYCE Website
Introduction of CAT Council
Launch of DevFest George Town 2015
9.25am Announcement on IoT Pre-accelerator Program & Introduction of
Dato Ng Wan Peng - Chief Operation Officer, Multmedia Development Corporation
9.40am How Penang can fit into the Malaysian tech startup scene and programs by MaGIC
Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre
10.30am DevFest Opening Remarks
Amit Chopra - Google Regional Lead, Google
Media Tour @CAT Space & Startup Booth Exhibition
11.00am Opening Keynote
Prashant Pathmanaban - Industry Head, Google Malaysia
Press Conference  
12.00pm Lunch Break
1.00pm An Indie on The Steam Train to PlayStation
Shawn Beck - Indie Game Developer, Velocibox
Development Workflow & Continuous Integration
Gareth Davies - Chief Technology Office, Mindvalley
Responsive Web Design with HTML5
Jecelyn Yeen - Women Who Code KL
2.00pm Polymer & Modern Web APIs
Yohan Totting, Google Developer Expert
Google Cardboard with Unity
Wai Yin - Co-founder, Coinflip Studio
Create a Watchface for Android Wear
Yap Wen Jiun - Android Trainer, GDG Kuala Lumpur
3.00pm Break & Networking
4.00pm Material Design
Taylor Ling, Google Developer Expert
Building Your First Polymer Web App
Vin Lim - Community Manager, GDG George Town
Design Sprint
Chelle Obligacion-Gray - Google Developers Relation
5.00pm Panel Discussion - Challenges Women Face in Tech Industry
Moderated by Shuan Thing - Director of Operation,
- Gareth Davies - Chief Technology Officer, Mindvalley
- Jecelyn Yeen - Women Who Code KL
- Julia Koh - Executive Director, Brand360
- Jowynne khor - Founder, Gorgeous Geek
6.00pm Closing

Getting Here

Wisma Yeap Chor Ee

Lebuh Cina, 10200 George Town, Penang




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