A group of students from Persatuan Mahasiswa Sains Komputer (PERSAKA), School of Computing, Faculty of Engineering, UTM were invited to #mydigitalmaker Fair 2019 as volunteers in Kuala Lumpur on September 14, 2019. They managed a number of school students from Johor, Selangor and Terengganu and facilitated them throughout the programme. Malaysia’s Third Science and Technology Fair #mydigitalmaker Fair 2019 was a joint public-private-academia initiative to transform Malaysian youth from being digital users to producers in the digital economy. The two-day youth engagement event organised by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) with Engagement Media took place at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur and it was a major success with a lot of visitors turning up to view and experience digital projects created by students and institutions.
This #mydigitalmaker Fair 2019 organisation was to create awareness of advancing current and new world of technology in Malaysia and across the globe. The two-day event was packed with exciting activities, fun exhibitions, talks, and forums for everyone to get enlightened and be knowledgeable.
Under the programme, “Adopt-a-school” with the cooperation from other institution and universities, volunteers from PERSAKA handled 6 schools across Johor, a school from Selangor and Terengganu to guide and assist the students during the event.
“I had a very good chance of going to #mydigitalmaker Fair 2019 and gained a lot of knowledge about current technology and learned and experience many elements of technology such as coding, robotics, animations, IoT and many others. I hope this event will inspire a lot of students like me to choose what they want to be in the future”, said one of the students from SMK Bandar Uda, Johor.
In conclusion, the program was a massive success. The program gave a big impact to the students of PERSAKA and the school students involved. The program really show cased the joint public-private-academia initiatives to equip Malaysian youth from digital users to producers in the digital economy. MDEC really did a great job collaborating with PERSAKA in making this program a success.