Last week I met up with our partner Cyber Village to present Silverlight 2
So what has that got to do with the title?
Allow me to explain, recently I have been noticing a lot of things in Malaysia which defy the stereotypes a lot of us might have about Asian countries!
Yes, Malaysia is evolving! And Malaysians are making this growth happen at a pretty good rate! Oh yes, by the way, I’m loving it and hope you are too 🙂
So, about the partner that I met – Cyber Village Sdn Bhd; I went in just as I would to any meeting – super hyped up 😛
And so it began, I started taking about Silverlight in a room packed with developers, designers and management guys.
I was so thrilled to realize that the management was so bent on improving their staff – throughout the session, the E-Business Director – Shieh Yee Bing, kept bridging the gap between me and her staff!
She so wanted to make sure that whatever I spoke was well understood by her staff and that the staff could relate it back to what they were working on.
Talk about management excellence…
So, after my presentation, I got into a chat with her and was pleasantly surprised to find her willingness to improve products offered by their company not only in terms of functionality but also User Experience – but yet in the middle of all this, growing the skill set of the staff was on the main theme of our conversation.
How do I know it was not all talk?
While I was leaving (around 5PM), the developers and designers were yet again starting to gather in the same room. Why? Because they had a scheduled technology sharing session that was about to start!
Yes, you read that right! Their very own community sharing session… I’ve never seen that in Kuala Lumpur – way to go guys.
I am so excited to work with these guys in the coming months! I’m sure the results are worth looking forward for…
Fun times ahead 🙂
On a lighter note, the parking was a challenge!
After waiting for sometime, I decided to park on top of the walkway – blocking the lift!
Believe me; I had no choice 😉