Very Important Programmer PHP Contest Day 2


Day 2 is the contest .. All the participant has been briefed about the rules , how to submit code and etc .

Met Ezwan Aizat , the ruby on rails guy .. his head is  bald !!! his long hair is gone .. huhu .. this is the 3rd time I saw him and for the first time saw him in action .

The contest consist of 6 questions … and the question is distribute by paper and must be answer one by one ( After answering n question , only then you can answer for the n++ question)..

The first question is really so damn hard to understand .. some of the judges said you can use basic input output .. some said you grab from the database and process the output .. it’s about MLM – Multi Level Marketing calculation .. ( argh . i already traumatize with the word MLM 2 weeks ago and it chasing me more and more ) ..

Sorry .. quite lazy to write information about other question .. but hey .. I had fun !!!!

As a UTeM representative .. the fees is sponsored by UTeM , we do get allowance for entering this competition .. and in fact the food is really great .. Coke ? 100 plus ? Jajan ? cekedis ? everything got !!!

Seriously .. it’s like a programmer paradise .. munching the cekedis .. drink some coke and heat up your head to solve problems .. this is a very enjoyable moment .. To other participant .. sorry for my loud voices on the competition .. I tend to be a hyper when answering programming question .. And yeah .. I don’t mind if other participant heard what our team is talking about .. It’s all about enjoying … 🙂

The Result ?

Aizat team won the first place ..(they are from Monash University )

and other team is mostly from MMU students ..

UTeM ? only got 2 places .. 4th and 6th place ..

and Team Newbies ( i mean .. my team since you guys didn’t know ) ?

We managed to get the 4th place .. heh .. At least we still the top team representing UTeM .. :P:P:P

I think got 5 – 7 teams from UTeM .. you guys just got OWNed by Us .. hua hua hua ..


To UTeM because of the sponsors .. thanks to En Sanusi for informed us about the sponsor thingy ..

to AIST especially En Amran , K-ekonomi Crews for the contest .. the hospitality ..(  yeah .. i mean the cekedis and the coke )

to the “makcik” who prepared for the food .. breakfast .. lunch .. sedap giler !!!

to all the speakers .. all the talks is really informative ..

to others .. err .. i dunno what to say .. but we all have some fun ..

I sleep around 8 PM .. and please do not guess when I woke up .. you guys don’t wanna know ..

Mug , Trophy , Cert , Tux the Penguin

Update :

Other people that blogging about this.

Zorex –

Aizatto –

Very Important Programmer PHP Contest Day 1


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The Prizes

Day 1 of VIP consist of talks from various people .. Mike Reining from MindValley talking about Agile Entrepreneurship , Mr Adli from 3boss talking about Web Security , Sumardi Shukor on Takes you Online Application using Google Gears and lastly by Mr Fakhrur Hizam Mohd on Finishing your FYP in record time using CakePHP.

Speech 1 – Mike Reining – The MindValley Way: Agile Entrepreneurship

I’m using twitter to write all the points and here it goes ..

Mind Valley rules

  1. Get the right people on the bus
  2. Know What Mountain to climb
  3. Always think like a marketer
  4. Ideas do not matters. It is the execution that counts.
  5. Set big goals
  6. Know when to push and when to let go
  7. Learn to love systems, processes and numbers
  8. Work on your business not in your business
  9. Always be learning and experimenting
  10. Do what you love and love what you do

Speech 2 – Adli Abdul Wahid – Web Security

Most of the talks is about the importance of the web security . Well . I’m hoping he teach SQL Injection or XSS exploit or anything but the talk is to create the awareness among the web developers to keep security in mind.

Speech 3 – Sumardi Shukor – Google Gears – Takes Online Applications, Offline

This talk is about how to make your online application offline . I did get the concept and I also already heard about this at Barcamp Malaysia last month . The concept is that when you are offline , it will store to the local database using SQL lite and when you’re back online , it will push all the data to the web server. Pretty neat isn’t it ?

Speech 4 – Fakhrur Hizam Mohd – Finishing your FYP in record time using CakePHP

If you know that I always despise CakePHP for the lack of documentation .. well .. I Still do .. the documentation really sucks for me to understand but hey .. thanks to this speaker .. I do get the “magic” in CakePHP .. same like Ruby On Rails .. it will automatic create the sql after you create the db and BAKE the Cake . oh boy .. I do feel like going to Secret Recipe and grab some Cheese cake ..

Someday I will going to learn cakephp anyway .. not so soon enough .. I still favor CodeIgniter for the PHP Framework .. since the documentation is REALLY REALLY REALLY easy to understand and follow , the community is great , and it is really lightweight and not bloated with the features that you not always using.

So , the talk is about the possibility to create your web apps MUCH MORE FASTER using php framework and also some of the intro to the newbies about MVC pattern because in order to use the framework , user must need to know MVC ( Model , View , Controller ) approach.