Launch 2006

The eGENTING Programming Competition 2006 was officially launched on 11 August 2006 at Wisma Genting, Kuala Lumpur. A Press conference on the strategic direction of the ICT industry co-hosted by Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and eGENTING was held in conjunction with the official launch of the event. The 2006 competition is the fifth annual competition organised by eGENTING. It is supported by MDeC as a significant initiative in the development of local programming talent.

According to Mr Jonathan Searcy, Senior Vice President of eGENTING Research & Development (Systems), the idea of coming up with a programming competition came about five years ago when the company became aware of the inability of graduates that came for interviews to solve easy real-world ICT problems even though they were straight-A achievers.

eGENTING has, through its annual programming competition over the past four years, demonstrated to undergraduates and graduates the standards they must meet in order to succeed in the software development industry. In pursuit of the highest standards in the ICT industry, MDeC encourages more industrial organisations to be involved in this kind of initiative.

At the official launch, University of Malaya has been selected to host a series of workshops that will be held in September and October 2006 to prepare undergraduates and graduates for the programming competition. En. Badlisham Ghazali, Chief Executive Officer of MDeC, was invited to randomly select an institution of higher learning (IHL) from several IHLs that had earlier expressed their interest to host the workshops.

This year, the competition will be held on Saturday, 11 November 2006 in Genting Highlands Resort. Interested contestants can start registering online now at egpc.genting.com.my. More details of the competition, including sample questions and solutions, and lecture notes are also available on the website.

Newsletter 2006

You are never too old to take part in the programming challenge! Because the good news is that you no longer need to be under 26 years old to qualify as a contestant of the eGENTING Programming Competition 2006.

eGENTING is pleased to invite all programming enthusiasts to participate in the eGENTING Programming Competition 2006. The competition will be held on Saturday, 11 November 2006 at 10.00 am in Genting Highlands Resort.

To celebrate the event's fifth anniversary, eGENTING is giving away more fantastic prizes. The champion of the professional category will walk away with a Star Cruises holiday worth over RM11,000 and a Hewlett-Packard notebook worth over RM5,000!

If you are 26 years old or above, you will be considered a contestant in the professional category. Find out more details of the competition at egpc.genting.com.my. Sample questions and solutions, and lecture notes are also available on the website.

The eGENTING Programming Competition is supported by Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and has in the past attracted strong participations from all major institutions of higher learning throughout Malaysia including people trained overseas. It was originally an eGENTING's initiative to uncovering young programming talent. It has since proved that it is indeed a successful approach to recruiting competent programmers.

The past eGENTING Programming Competitions have witnessed the birth of some of the most talented programmers in the country and have demonstrated to all participants the standards they must meet in order to undertake serious software development projects.

This year is special because eGENTING believes that all programming enthusiasts should be given a chance to prove their programming skills irrespective of their age.

Don't miss this golden opportunity. Start registering online now at egpc.genting.com.my

For queries or further information, please contact Ms Tan Chee Leng at +603 2333 3276 or email

Workshop 2006

One of the most anticipated events of the year is back! The eGENTING Programming Competition 2006. This time it comes with 20% bigger prizes in addition to exciting job opportunities in the software development industry. eGENTING is entering its fifth consecutive year of organising such a well recognised event. The event is supported by Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and has in the past attracted strong participations from all major institutions of higher learning throughout Malaysia including people trained overseas.

The past eGENTING Programming Competitions have witnessed the birth of some of the most talented programmers in the nation and have demonstrated to all participants the standards they must meet in order to undertake serious software development projects.

In preparation for the 2006 competition, Mr Jonathan Searcy, Senior Vice President of eGENTING Research & Development (Systems) will conduct a series of workshops in University of Malaya in September and October 2006. Don't miss this opportunity to meet Mr Searcy in person and learn from him the practical skills that are actually needed in the industry in order to create world-class computer systems.

The workshops consist of five evening sessions, one session a week over five consecutive weeks. Each session is a combination of lecture and tutorial, and will take approximately three hours (with forty-five minutes break). Details are as follows:

Venue : Lecture Theatre DK2,
Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology,
University of Malaya
Time : 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Session 1 : Monday, 18 September 2006
Session 2 : Monday, 25 September 2006
Session 3 : Monday, 2 October 2006
Session 4 : Monday, 9 October 2006
Session 5 : Monday, 16 October 2006

For workshops registration, please contact Ms Tan Chee Leng at +603 2333 3276 or email by close of business on 8 September 2006. Hurry! Seats are limited.

Interested contestants for the eGENTING Programming Competition 2006 can also start registering online at egpc.genting.com.my. Sample questions and solutions, and lecture notes are also available on this website.

Presentation Night 2006

The eGENTING Programming Competition has celebrated its fifth anniversary with a special edition that brought together over one hundred undergraduates, graduates and professionals throughout Malaysia to contest for the top prizes.

Monash University Malaysia undergraduate, Ezwan Aizat Bin Abdullah Faiz, emerged top winner of the eGENTING Programming Competition 2006 held in November last year. Ezwan who was a first-timer in the competition, managed to overcome more than 100 contestants in the programming challenge to clinch the top prize comprising RM6,000 cash and an opportunity to work with eGENTING Research & Development (Systems).

The first runner-up went to Alven Lee Weng Wei, a graduate of Multimedia University Cyberjaya, who waltzed off with RM3,000 cash and a job opportunity with eGENTING Research & Development (Systems). Persistence won Alven the prize as this was his third attempt in 5 years of the competition history. His advice to other contestants “Never give up. Keep trying. You'll learn from your mistakes, so you'll do better next time”.

Lim Fang-Yin, an undergraduate of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, was the second runner-up and walked away with RM2,000 cash and a job opportunity with eGENTING Research & Development (Systems).

Along with the top three winners, there were also two distinction winners and four others who achieved the level of merit in the under 26 years old category.

In the professional category (26 years old & above), Chandran Jayanthi came out first and took home a Star Cruises holiday package plus a HP Compaq notebook. The first runner-up went to Lau Kok Soon who also took home a HP Compaq notebook plus a Genting holiday package. Mohana Narayanamurthy Narasimhan was the second runner-up and he won a DB2 course + certification test, plus a Genting holiday package.

En. Badlisham Ghazali, CEO of Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), was in Genting Highlands to honour the nation's talented programmers. The prize presentation ceremony was also attended by Mr Derrik Khoo, Chief Innovation Officer of Genting Berhad and other senior personnel of the Genting Group, representatives from the prize sponsors (HP, IBM, Star Cruises & Resorts World Bhd) as well as academics, undergraduates and graduates.

The eGENTING Programming Competition started in 2002. Since then, eGENTING has conducted similar competitions on an annual basis. The competition is supported by MDeC and has in the past attracted strong participations from all major institutions of higher learning (IHLs) throughout Malaysia including people trained overseas. The past competitions have witnessed the birth of some of the more talented programmers in the nation and have demonstrated to all participants the standards they must meet in order to undertake serious software development projects.

More details of the eGENTING Programming Competition, including reviews of past competitions, are available at egpc.genting.com.my.



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