Malaysia’s OSS Heroes

Malaysia's OSS Heroes
Mior Muhammad Zaki, Redhuan D. Oon, Colin Charles, Syamil MJ, Azrul Rahim

I was at Malaysia Open Source Conference ( this year. Not for the whole conference though. Just to give a quick 45-minute (which concluded in 30) talk. The title of my talk is Malaysia’s OSS Heroes. OSS stands for Open Source Software by the way. I am going to show you my slides later on, but generally, I like sharing about the many cool people I know and about what they do and have done.

These people that I have on slides contributed a lot in terms of software and programming, and their OSS fans counterparts love them it.

So I gathered the five Malaysians that is big in OSS, put them in a series of slides, and let the people know. Oh, with the help of Ajif from, I also “hero them up” a bit.

Anyway, do check out the slides over at

By the way, is awesome. It’s based on Reveal JS (gotta use open source for open source conference) and it has cool features for doing presentations like controlling the slides with your mobile phone.

Please bear in mind that this is not in any particular order. Also, I do not deny that there may be others also deserves to be called Malaysia’s OSS Heroes — I just don’t know them (yet). If you know more, do let me know. Comment here.

Head over to for the presentation

10 Things I Learned About Katsana GPS, That I Did Not Know Before

The Katsana website.

Last weekend, I was fortunate to be given some slots to manage during the PIKOM Fair, at the MCMC’s booth. I had eight slots and among that I invited to speak was friends from JOMWEB community.

I make sure that I have one slot reserved for Katsana GPS. Katsana is a product developed by Pixelated Sdn. Bhd. Their team comprises for fairly young dads I supposed. But  they have developed an interesting solution for end-user car GPS tracking.

So far I know that their lead developer, Mior Muhammad Zaki is a top-notch PHP programmer, a top Github user, top contributor to the Laravel framework and also the creator of the Orchestra Platform. I also know that Katsana is developed with Orchestra Platform. Katsana also won a spot in the first round of the Teraju’s SUPERB grant, which gave them an extra RM500,000 in grants.

And I also know… hmm… wait! That’s pretty much it. So during the talk by Syed Ahmad Fuqaha, who is the CEO of Katsana, also a really tech- and business-savvy guy, I made sure that I paid attention.

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