Message from Tan Ru Dei (Luther)

Malaysia Summer 2015 Blog

Written by: Ammar El Seed

Sept. 23, 2015

How did Demo Day feel before, during and after?

This is my great honour to participate in this MIT GSL 2015 Malaysia, from this workshop I get to know of new people that are from different local universities and foreign countries. Before Demo day, a group of 5 members (including me) were struggling in developing website and mobile app-CinCaiLah. I felt stressful because I was doing the website by programming which was the very first time in my life. Luckily, my teammates and friends were helping me along the way and we actually having fun throughout the class and enjoy doing work together at night. Together with my friends, I hoped that I can finish my task before the coming demo day. During the Demo day, my friend and I managed to finish the website. It was great that we were able to present it to all people at the booth in Magic. Even though we lost the competition but I felt that I was doing the best for my part and gained lots of experience from this workshop.  After Demo day, I missed all the moments in this workshop.

The days when we are going to attend classes…

the days when we are having breakfast, lunch...

the days when we are going for visit...

the days when we are going to have fun...

and the days when we are going to leave after demo day...

those days together with our beloved MIT Mentors (Peri^^,Ammar^^ & Dan^^) and a branch of monkeys (studentsXD). It was a great spending holidays in my life, I really appreciate it!

 

Describe the way the instructors have helped you. Talk about challenges you were able to overcome.

MIT instructors have always been very generous with their knowledge, and very helpful in teaching, guiding and advising me. They taught me from nothing to become a better man than yesterday. They inspired me to do more, learn more, gain more and become more. Apart from the classes, they made a face to face interview for us in order to know more about us throughout the workshop, because they were really taking good care and treat us like their family members. Moreover, the biggest challenge that I have faced is I had no much knowledge in programming and business as compare to other students because I was the youngest in the class. But, Peri did comfort me not to look down at myself and be confident, and again she impress me to look forward and be myself.

 

What lessons did you take away from the GSL experience that you can apply elsewhere?

From this workshop, what I gain the most is the programming skills which taught by Ammar and Dan. In the classes, I’m able to expand my horizon in programming field as they taught us lots of programming languages, such as Python, Java and C#. I feel very grateful that I will able to apply it in my study as well as in developing mobile application in the future. Thank you very much!