The Location: Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL, is the capital of Malaysia. Literally meaning "muddy estuary" in Malay, Kuala Lumpur has grown from a small sleepy Chinese tin-mining village to a bustling metropolis of around 6.5 million (city-proper population of 1.8 million) in just 150 years. With some of the world's cheapest 5-star hotels, great shopping and even better food, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Being almost in the center of South East Asia, KL is easy and cheap to get to from around South-East Asia. It is a popular tourist destination for shopping, and like most parts of Malaysia, food-hunting. You'll be able to find the entire range of Malaysian cuisine and as well as food from around the world. Foods from various cultures, Malay, Chinese, Indian, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, you name it, you will find a restaurant serving it somewhere in KL. For technology enthusiasts you will find a wide range of computing and electronic gadgets at attractive prices.
Greater KL, often referred to as the Klang Valley by locals which includes neighouring cities, is also the primary IT capital of Malaysia, where plenty of shops and companies are based in. A number of international FOSS events have been organized by local community, notably Mozilla AsiaCamp, Google DevFest, FOSS.my, MOSC.my, GeekCamp, Barcamp, WebCamp, CampusCamp and several others.
Malaysia have a strong FOSS community which include groups such as Fedora Malaysia Team, Open Source Developer Club, Ubuntu Malaysia Team and Malaysia Free and Open Source Software. And various FOSS related events such as Mozilla Asia Camp 2011, Malaysia Open Source Conference,Malaysian Government Open Source Software Conference have been held before as well.
The Venue: Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation
The Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) stands tall among Malaysia’s premier Institutions of Higher Learning - this is a University where a unique fusion of technology, innovation and creativity works effectively towards preparing graduates for significant roles in business and society globally.
Originally established as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in 1993 and funded by the SAPURA Group, UCTI‘s sound approach to nurturing school leavers into qualified professionals has resulted in our graduates being highly sought after by employers. With an international student community from more than 90 countries studying in its Malaysian campus,
UCTI offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges which lie ahead. UCTI now has over 9000 students with over 6000 international students from over 93 countries.
UCTI offers a wide range of degrees with Technology as a common core. It is UCTI’s aim to nurture and encourage innovation through our programmes of study, with the intention of producing individuals who will learn, adapt and think differently in new and better ways.