MaGIC Academy: Product Development


Once you have a solid idea and a good product design, the next step is product development. The trick is to build a good working relationship with your tech team and to understand at least the basics of required technology. You will need to recruit suitable technical talent and have a solid implementation strategy. Join us for a crash course on relevant software, important tools and technical team management.

Key Learnings

  1. Making informed decisions when hiring, managing and communicating with techies so your entire team moves forward on the same page
  2. Setting up tools and workflows for product development, including an implementation strategy and progress metrics
  3. Understanding the basics of the tech world, popular software and jargon

Target Audience

If you haven’t heard of HTML, CSS, Ruby and Java, or if you’ve heard and have no clue what these mean - You’re going to love this workshop.

We recommend this workshop for non-technical entrepreneurs who are keen on getting a glimpse of the techie-world.

If you are familiar with the basics of tech, we recommend this workshop for you to brush up on implementation strategy skills and team management.

Speaker(s) Description

Reza started coding at the age seven, he began reading Fortune and Forbes at twelve, he co-founded the widely popular Malaysian teen portal terato.com at the age of 17, and he started Terato Tech at 25. Terato now has grown its team of two at the beginning to a forty people at this time. In between his busy schedules to run businesses as well as speaking engagements, Reza has discovered a new hobby of 3D printing. Reza is a founder at Terato Tech Sdn Bhd . Reza also co- founded Silent Mode Sdn Bhd which builds the Slurp! POS. Reza also sit on the board of Amanz Media Sdn Bhd & Accurve Studio Sdn Bhd.

Zara began her career in tech as an electrical engineer with Motorola Malaysia. Her interest in Apple technology has convinced her to join Terato Tech in 2009 as a product developer when the company has just started to use Apple SDK for mobile apps development. As Head of Enterprise App Development at Terato Tech, Zara is responsible for developing apps which have reached millions of Malaysians. She has attended the Apple WWDC twice in 2010 and 2014. Zara has built app for enterprises such as CIMB Bank, Maybank, Bank Rakyat & Dominos and truly understand transferring business requirement into a functional piece of software.

Su Yuen is the co­founder of MomoCentral.com ­a real­time freelancing platform of human­verified, interviewed and tested developers and designers. Currently the platform boasts a clientele of over 150 startups, powering and helping startups from Singapore, Silicon Valley, Malaysia and the rest of the world overcome the talent shortages of their geographical locations while ensuring progress in their startups. Su Yuen also founded Virtual Sandbox Pte Ltd ­ an educational technology company where she invented an Augmented Reality virtual city building game for kids to learn English vocabulary. This game went on to win the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation awards. After that, she invented the iPad game MokoFarm that was featured on the Apple App Store. She is currently a TA at the National University of Singapore for CS3216 ­ the infamous Facebook and iPad class for 7 years and running together with Professor Ben Leong and Professor Colin Tan.

Useful Reads

Brief Agenda

21 May 2016

08:45: Breakfast and registration

09:00: Welcome to the tech world

10:00: Speak like a techie

12:00: Choosing a tech stack

13:00: Lunch and prayer break

14:00: What roles do you need in a team?

15:00 - 17:00: Team members and related tools

22 May 2016

08:45: Breakfast and registration

09:00: Building Your Team (hiring & contracting know-how)

11:00: Team Management and Common Pitfalls (case studies)

13:00: Lunch and prayer break

14:00: Project & Process management & tools

15:00 - 17:00: Group Breakout: Situational Role Playing

Important Reminder

  1. Bring along your own laptop for optimal learning.
  2. Meals provided.
  3. Dress smart but remain casual.

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May 21 - May 22, 2016
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Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre, Block 3730, Persiaran APEC, 63000 Cyberjaya, Malaysia. Malaysia
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