CyberJaya, Malaysia. After 50 years of waiting, the first makerthon in ASEAN was finally held at CyberJaya, Malaysia. This makerthon is organized by Malaysia Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). 70 makers from 14 countries listed on ASEAN was joined for Makerthon.
Opened by a keynote speech from John Tay as Director of Digital Lifestyle and Society, MCMC, 1st day of workshop continued to a few sessions such as Block Chain IoT Hype from Rene Bernard (CEO Lux Tag and Access Block Chain Association), Tan Eng Tong‘s IoT Startup journey (CEO Cytron Technologies Sdn Bhd), Connecting The Unconnected from Raj Singh (CTO Cico Malaysia) and The Indonesia Maker Movement from Andri Yadi (CEO and co-founder of DycodeX Teknologi Nusantara).
An almost 30 hours of hacking was start from September 9th – 10th 2017. Indonesia is represented by AIM, 2nd Runner Up of Republic of IoT (RIoT) which been held by August 23rd to 27 2017 at Bandung Digital Valley, Indonesia. AIM took their idea, AIMuscle, to be the bullet of the gun.
It’s close but no cigar. AIM had to delay the rise of Indonesia’s flag in ASEAN Makerthon. The champion of ASEAN Makerthon goes to China with 1.000 USD prize, Myanmar walked down with 800 USD as the 1st runner up and 500 USD for Malaysia as 2nd runner up. Tay said there were plans to make this makerthon an annual event. [v]