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MAMPU Sets Longest OSS Programming Event Record

Malaysia Administrative Modernisation and Planning Unit (MAMPU),
together with 48 programmers, has successfully set a new record,
endorsed by the Malaysia Book of Records, for having conducted “The
Longest OSS Programming Event”. This event spanned 36 continuous hours
from 10 p.m, Oct 6 to 10 a.m, Oct 8 2010.

This gruelling yet rewarding contest saw 16 teams of 3 developers each
spending 36 consecutive hours developing a web application on “Office
Information System”. All 48 contestants were enshrined with honour in
the Malaysia Book of Records as the record makers.

This contest is a major event of Malaysia's premier annual OSS
conference, Malaysia Government Open Source Software Conference
(MyGOSSCON) 2010, which is scheduled to be held at Putrajaya
International Convention Centre (PICC) on 2-3 November. All contest
winners will be announced and will receive their prizes from the
Deputy Prime Minister, Y.A.B Tan Sri Datuk Muhiddyin Yassin during the
Opening ceremony on 2 November.

MAMPU strongly believes that this meaningful contest has not only
energised team spirit but also stimulated the inherent energy of OSS
that can be leveraged to spur creativity and innovation. It is the OSS
features such as the availability of source code and collaborative
development model that present excellent opportunities for learning,
experimenting and innovating.

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Archive

http://oscc-mampu.blogspot.com/2010/10/mampu-sets-longest-oss-programming.html

PRESS RELEASE – CLOSING

FOR RELEASE BY 8 OCTOBER 2010

MAMPU Sets Longest OSS Programming Event Record

The 36-Hour Web Application Development Contest energises team spirit
to bring out the inherent strengths of OSS to spur creativity and
innovation to the hilt.

KAJANG, MALAYSIA, Oct 8. MAMPU, together with 16 teams comprising 48
contestants, has successfully set a new record, endorsed by the
Malaysia Book of Records, for conducting the longest OSS programming
contest. This contest spanned 36 continuous hours within the confines
of the Main Hall, Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Institute, Kajang.

It was a moment of joy when the Founder of Malaysia Book of Records
(MBOR), Datuk Danny Ooi officially acknowledged this impressive and
record-breaking milestone in his speech during a signing ceremony on
Oct 8 to endorse the 36-Hour WebDev Programming Contest as the
“Longest OSS Programming Event”.

During the signing ceremony, a certificate endorsing the record was
presented by MBOR's Founder to Director General of MAMPU, YBhg Dato'
Mohamad Zabidi Bin Zainal. This event was officially witnessed by
Minister YB. Datuk Seri Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Ministry of
Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).

This gruelling yet rewarding contest saw sixteen teams of three
developers each spend 36 consecutive hours developing a web
application on “Office Information System”. All 48 contestants were
enshrined with honour in Malaysia's 2010 Book of Records as the record
makers.

The contest was officiated by Director General of MAMPU before kicking
off at 10.00 p.m on 6 October 2010 and was officially closed by
Minister YB. Datuk Seri Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Ministry of
Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) at 10.00 a.m on Oct 8.

The contest is classified into 3 contest categories, namely Government
agencies, students and open. The winning team in each contest
category will be awarded RM1,500, with the runner-up team receiving
RM600. Among the 3 winners, the Best-of-the-Best will receive a bonus
award of RM8,500, bringing total winnings for the overall team to
RM10,000.

This contest is a major event of Malaysia's premier annual OSS
conference, MyGOSSCON 2010, which is scheduled to be held at
Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) on 2-3 November. All
contest winners will be announced and will receive their prizes from
the Deputy Prime Minister, Y.A.B Tan Sri Datuk Muhiddyin Yassin
during the Opening ceremony on 2 November.

This record-making contest was organised by MAMPU to motivate and
enhance programming skills, creativity and innovation and to
accelerate the growth of local OSS developer communities to build a
talent pool of critical skills and expertise for National
transformation.

MAMPU strongly believes that this meaningful contest has not only
instilled team spirit but also stimulated the inherent energy of OSS
that can be leveraged to spur creativity and innovation, which is the
key to National transformation. It is the OSS features such as the
availability of source code and collaborative development model that
present excellent opportunities for learning, experimenting and
innovating.

In addition to the 36-Hour OSS WebDev Contest, other highlights of
MyGOSSCON 2010 are OpenOffice.org School Competition, Public Sector
OSS Case Study, plenaries, tracks and tutorials, OSS Showcase
Exhibition with more than 60 booths, Birds of a Feather (BOF)
Cocktail, Lightning Talks and OSCC MAMPU new products launch.

About MyGOSSCON

The Malaysian Government Open Source Software Conference (MyGOSSCON)
is an event held to support Phase II -Accelerated Adoption of the
Malaysian Public Sector OSS Master Plan. This popular event is back
again for its fourth consecutive year to highlight the latest trends
in OSS following the successes of the last three MyGOSSCON events in
2007, 2008 and 2009.

About Malaysian Administrative Modernisation And Management Planning
Unit (MAMPU)

MAMPU, as a key member agency of the Prime Minister's Department, is
responsible for implementing modernisation strategies for the Public
Sector. MAMPU focuses on initiatives that will upgrade the quality,
efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity of Malaysian public service.
MAMPU advises the Government in the area of management, acts as the
central agency for ICT development and automation as well as ICT
policy formulation. The OSS Programme for the Public Sector is one
such ICT policy, which originated from a Cabinet decision, and is led
by MAMPU.

All these initiatives encompass the areas of quality acculturation,
organisational development, management integrity, ICT development,
and enhancing the relationship between public and private sectors.

For More Information

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an
interview with Y.B. Dato' Mohamad Zabidi bin Zainal, Director General
of MAMPU, please call Madam Tan King Ing at [number remove] or email
at tankinging@mampu.gov.my.

The PDF Release
http://www.scribd.com/doc/39012022/Press-Release-36-Hour-Oss-Webdev-Contest-Closing-MAMPU-Sets-Longest-OSS-Programming-Event-Record

36-Hour Webdev OSCC MAMPU Website
http://mygosscon.oscc.org.my/2010/36webdev

OSCC MAMPU
http://opensource.mampu.gov.my/

http://www.oscc.org.my//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=313&Itemid=128
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