CYBERJAVA, Malaysia, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever in Malaysia, Cyberjaya played host to an event unlike no other; an event that re-ignites passion and showcases talents through the discovery of the latest trends, technology, independent music and movies on May 28. Aptly named Unlikely Yoda, after the 'unlikely' teacher from George Lucas's movie franchise, this event was the platform for Malaysia's influencers, domain experts and young entrepreneurs to showcase their craft and innovations.
An event designed to inculcate unconventional learning using the five senses through the use of technology, Unlikely Yoda greeted a total crowd of over 600 young adults aged between 15-35 years old, mainly from local and private universities, as well as technology enthusiasts from within and outside Cyberjaya. The audience was generously fed with multitudes of information and technological advances throughout the night, building up to the much anticipated live broadcast of the Google I/O keynote presentation in San Francisco, USA.
Positioned as the Global Tech Hub of Malaysia, Cyberjaya was to be the perfect location for this test-bed, one of its kind event. What more when this is the Intelligent City of Malaysia that hosts the largest pool of talents from various industries such as Information Technology, Creative and Multimedia and Business Intelligence.
Organised by Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd, the Master Developer of Cyberjaya, Unlikely Yoda was designed to complement efforts by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), Cyberview Sdn Bhd as well as Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre's (MaGIC) efforts to accelerate, promote and enhance the start-up eco-system and talent development in Cyberjaya.
The highlights of the night included performances and showcases from signed and independent local artists, independent movie makers, the latest innovations by local University students and start-ups such as 3D Experience, mind-controlled wheelchair, drones, digital drawing and many more. The pitch off competition held during Unlikely Yoda saw a total of over 20 participants pitching their ideas to a group of judges in winning the RM3,000 prize. And last but not least, the audience had the opportunity to view the Google I/O 2015 keynote live that was streamed at 12 midnight.
Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd
The Lodge, Persiaran Multimedia
Cyber 7, 63000 Cyberjaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
SOURCE Setia Haruman