DevFest George Town 2023

TAR UMT Penang Branch, 77 Lorong Lembah Permai 3, Tanjung Bungah, 11200

DevFests are local tech conferences hosted by Google Developer Groups (GDG) around the world. Each DevFest event is crafted by its local organizers to fit the needs and interests of its local developer community. There will be hands-on learning experiences, technical talks by experts, and chances to simply meet fellow local developers.

Dec 9, 2023, 1:00 – 10:00 AM


Key Themes

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About this event

DevFest George Town 2023?

Join us in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Google Developer Groups George Town at DevFest George Town 2023

🌟 Brace yourself for an unforgettable experience as we bring you a turbocharged lineup of 16 talks and workshops that cater to beginner and intermediate difficulty levels delivered to you by Googlers, Google Developer Experts, and industry professionals. 

🌐 Immerse yourself in a world of innovation through the project exhibitions by the finalists of DevHack, an international hackathon. The top 10 finalist teams, selected out of the 155 teams in the preliminary round, are invited to deliver their final pitch at DevFest and exhibit their projects to inspire the community.

💼 Looking for more space to upskill and gain better working opportunities? Visit the booths by talent-seeking companies and enjoy the perks they bring to you! FOMO? You could also submit your resume here to catch their attention.

🤝 Prepare for unparalleled networking opportunities!  Besides that, networking corners with themes like start-ups, women in tech, Google Developer Student Club, AI, and Web/ Mobile Dev, for you to easily find like-minded peers to talk with. 

🎉 We have nearly 30 lucky draw prizes worth more than RM5k waiting for you! There are multiple ways you could secure yourself more than one entry to stand a chance of winning them. 

Mark your calendars and be a part of history at the 10th Anniversary DevFest George Town 2023. 

This isn't just an event – it's a milestone in our journey of exploration and growth. Let's shape the future of tech, together!

Get ready to code, create, and celebrate at DevFest 2023! 🎊👩‍💻👨‍💻



Saturday, December 9, 2023
1:00 AM – 10:00 AM UTC


Registration & Walk-Ins
Opening and Keynote Speeches
[Hall 1] Modern Web Debugging by Jecelyn Yeen, Senior DevRel Engineer @ Google
[Hall 2] Introduction to Keras Core: unlocking the power of JAX with Keras Core by Dr Poo, Senior Manager Data Science @ BAT
[Room 3] Women Developer Academy by Amrita Nambiar, Technical Project Manager @ Google
[Hall 1] Web AI in 2023 - What's new with Machine Learning in JavaScript? by Jason Mayes, Web AI Lead @ Google
[Hall 2] Using Keras NLP, Large Language Models, and Makersuite to build powerful and scalable NLP Applications by Esther Irawati Setiawan, Associate Professor Institut Sains dan Teknologi Terpadu Surabaya
[Room 3] (Online) The Future of Recruitment: Leveraging LLMs for Precision in Job-Talent Pricing by Darren Chiu, Product Director & Anthony Chiu, Head of Engineering @ TalentLabs
[Hall 1] How to Build an Instagram-Like App Using Android Media APIs by Hassan Abid, CTO @ BELIVE TECHNOLOGY
[Hall 2] Beginners Guide to Chatting Your Firestore Data - Food Edition by Shang Yi Lim, Staff Software Engineer @ Hubble.Build
[Room 3] Image-to-Image Generation with Stable Diffusion using KerasCV by Lai Fong Leong, AI Engineer @ Cognixus
[Hall 1] Managing a component library in Flutter by Yong Shean Chong, Senior Software Engineer @ Comerge Solutions
[Hall 2] Making a call via the internet? Let's use Google Cloud and WebRTC! by Weiyuan, Engineering Manager II @ Grab
[Room 3] Datastream 101: An Introduction to Change Data Capture and Replication on Google Cloud by Asif, Head of Data and AI CoE @ Maxis Broadband
[Hall 2] Flutter + Firebase = Awesome! by Suesi Tran, Senior Flutter Developer @ Tabcorp
[Room 3] Test Data and Mocking in Cypress Angular for Beginners by Louis Yoong, Frontend Developer@ miSoft
[Hall 1] Better UX on the Web with Core Web Vital by Vin Lim, Director @ Arteesan
[Room 3] Imagen-ing the Perfect Cafe Menu by Thu Ya Kyaw, Senior DevRel Engineer @ Google Cloud
Closing: DevHack Award Ceremony and Lucky Draw


  • Lai Fong Leong


    Google Developer Expert (GCP, ML), AI Engineer

  • Louis Yoong


    Frontend Developer Lead

  • Jason Mayes


    Web AI Lead

  • Shang Yi Lim

    Staff Software Engineer @ Hubble

    Google Developer Expert - Firebase

  • Jecelyn Yeen


    Senior DevRel Engineer

  • Yong Shean Chong

    Comerge Solutions

    Google Developer Expert (Flutter), Senior Software Engineer

  • Kuan Hoong Poo


    Senior Manager, Data Science

  • Esther Irawati Setiawan

    Associate Professor @ Institut Sains dan Teknologi Terpadu Surabaya

    Google Developer Expert, Machine Learning

  • Weiyuan Liu


    Senior Engineering Manager, GCP Google Developer Expert

  • Hassan Abid

    BeLive Technology


  • Vin Lim



  • Suesi Tran

    Google Developer Expert Flutter

  • Asif Muhammad Iqbal

    Maxis Berhad

    Head of Data & AI Center of Excellence

  • Amrita Nambiar


    Technical Project Manager, South East Asia

  • Darren Chiu

    TalentLabs / TechJobAsia

    Co-founder & Product Director

  • Anthony Chiu

    TalentLabs / TechJobAsia

    Head of Engineering

  • Thu Ya Kyaw


    Senior Developer Relations Engineer


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BridgeSpace logo


TAR UMT logo


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Critical Manufacturing Malaysia Sdn Bhd

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Cradle Fund Sdn. Bhd. (Cradle)

Digital Penang logo

Digital Penang

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Cytron Technologies

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  • Ritchie Poh


  • Zhi Yi Ho

    Lead and Women Techmakers Ambassador

  • Ming Wei Lee


  • Racheal Ooi