Choosing the Right Technology Stack for your Startup

There are many technology stacks available out there (from WAMP, LAMP to MEAN stack), and choosing the right stack for your startup might come off as a hassle. Up until you decide the right stack that suits your purpose, experimenting or trial and error approach might take a lot of your resources, be it funding, energy or time.

In the workshop, Dr. Lau will present the pros and cons of each technology, and sites that use them. The focus will be on the type of applications, such as aggregate data, user generated content or instantaneous real-time data. He will also share his experience of how can a person learn programming, from a bottom-down approach.

Speaker Profile:

Dr. Lau Cher Han, a data scientist and full stack developer. He is an experienced developer in an array of programming languages. He began programming with BASIC language, to VB.NET and C# for developing windows application. As the demand of web programming began to grow rapidly after the dotcom boom, he picked up ASP.NET, Java, PHP, Python Django and Ruby on Rails. With the emerging trend of using JavaScript to write fullstack applications, he now codes in MEAN stack for most of his recent projects.

In the recent Astro GoInnovate Hackathon, together with the teammates, Dr. Lau built a sports highlight detection system using Python and JavaScript, that allows users to customize football, badminton and tennis games to compose their own highlights. He also led mybanjir.com, a community project and that was built with contributions from a group of volunteers. Dr. Lau manage components written in multiple languages like C#, Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, etc., and he had to ensure that all the components were running and interacting with each other. The site was built and launched within 24 hours mainly using APIs and AngularJS frontend.

Currently Dr. Lau is providing trainings to industry corporates and universities to up skill participants on web development and building mobile applications, continuously teaching people on how to apply technologies in solving real world problems.

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Fri Jun 10, 2016
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM MYT
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