Curtains drop on Coding Conquest workshop

James Kon

The curtains dropped on the two-day Coding Conquest 2021 workshop at the International Convention Centre (ICC) yesterday.

The event was held as part of the Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition’s (MYCE) Digital Technology Week 2021.

Forty-three participants acquired new industrial skills through brief exercises and activities, with the workshop setting its sight on ensuring participants are well equipped for the main hackathon, scheduled to be held in December in conjunction with the Brunei December Festival.

The workshop was hosted by Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and supported by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) with the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) as sponsor and Grominda Sdn Bhd as facilitator.

The workshop covered a range of professional development topics, including project management, programming and design thinking, delivered by experienced trainers and mentors from Grominda.

The workshop was open to the public, especially those interested in entrepreneurship, technology and design.

Coding Conquest is a platform for youth and technology enthusiasts to come together and solve problems through innovative solutions. Coding Conquest 2021, will move up from block-based coding and into a programming language that is relevant in the present industry. This is through a comprehensive 10-week workshop that is involved with industry experienced trainers and mentors using the approach of in-depth learning and application of skills.

This ensures participants are equipped with new skillsets and a portfolio to tackle issues faced by industry and agencies.

Participants at the Coding Conquest 2021 workshop. PHOTO: JAMES KON