Kinabalu Coders

Supporting Open Developer and Maker Communities in Sabah

Who We Are

We are the Sabah Programmers and ICT Builders Association (Malay: Persatuan Pengaturcara Dan Pembina ICT Sabah) - better known as Kinabalu Coders ("KC"). Established and registered in May 2014, we are a coalition of leads, organisers, and volunteers from tech and maker related communities and local industries. Kinabalu Coders provides a platform for its member to engage with each other; make technology accessible; share knowledge and collaborate on projects; and reach out to like-minded individuals and organisations all across Sabah.

KC seeks to improve awareness and penetration of the latest concepts and applications from the global Coder, Tech and Maker movements. We strive to raise the overall proficiency of the communities we support, and thus improve the socioeconomic standard of our society as a whole through IT and tech.

We support and celebrate the arts, invention, innovation, creation and expression in all forms. The spirit of Bikin Sendiri (English: Do-It-Yourself) is in the collective DNA of our association and its communities. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you will support our activities and events in the near future.


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Communities We Support

Edham Arief

Kota Kinabalu Raspberry Jam

Raspberry Jams are events organised by the community to share knowledge, learn new things, and meet other Pi enthusiasts. They’re a great way to find out more about the Raspberry Pi and what you can do with it, and to find like-minded people.

Borneo 3Ders

Nothing captures the public imagination more than 3D-printing. In a process known as additive manufacturing, 3D printers deposit materials such as plastics, metals, concrete and more (even chocolate!) layer-by-layer into three-dimensional objects at varying scales - from table-tops to entire buildings. This community is for 3D-printer and 3D-modelling enthusiasts who like to learn more about the technology and related skills and tools (including software!).


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Ahmad Hafeezi Ali Amat
Baizurah Basri
Azlina Abdul Jalil

Google Business Group Kota Kinabalu

Google Business Group (GBG) is a community of business professionals, entrepreneurs or basically anyone who are interested in web technologies.

Asraff Amzani

Gamers Sabahan Tribe

Like games? We do too! Monthly gaming meetups on a variety of platforms (including tabletop!)


2017-05-27 (All day) - Gamers Meetup and Gathering
2017-02-26 15:00 to 19:00 - Cards Games
2016-12-30 (All day) - Gamers Meetup

Recent Posts

Moses Wong
Mahardani Kurniawan

Filmcamp Kota Kinabalu

Monthly meetups, discussions and briefings for those passionate about film-making, who want to help grow Sabah's local film industry and/or simply movie-lovers.

Sinn Chun Hou

GameDev Kota Kinabalu

This is a open-meetup / learning group for people who have interest in game development! Our mission is to grow the game developer community together and discover awesome ways to build games. We currently focus on using Unity, Unreal, virtual reality, as well as 3D modeling and animation.

Edham Arief

Kinabalu AI & Robotics Initiative

A group of people interested in general Artificial Intelligence, Deep-Learning, Machine-Learning, robotics and automation.

Facebook Group

Arthur Raymond

Information Security Group Kota Kinabalu

Also known as #pentesting (penetration testing), this group promotes good information security via collaboration between industry representatives and local hobbyists/enthusiasts.

Ahmad Hafeezi Ali Amat

Software Testing

The community promotes best practices in software development by creating awareness of the importance of testing in their work.

Edham Arief

Sabah Open Source Group

SOSG, founded in 2009, is KK's friendly Linux User Group (LUG). Its mission is to advocate Open Source and Free Software awareness in Sabah.

Projects We Support

Edham Arief
Julkifli Awang Besar
Arthur Raymond

Makerspace Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu's first Makerspace! Our physical makerspace is the ultimate in Do-It-Yourself and equipped with affordable, open-source electronics; raw materials; workshop equipment such as 3D printers, metal and wood-working tools; and other awesome maker equipment. We also encourage and host meetups of community-led activities for all sorts of maker-related projects, ranging from robotics, raspberry pis, arduinos, wearables, hard-hacks and much more! While you're with us, do not hesitate to ask questions of our members and even other visitors - we encourage peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing - it's the best way to learn.


2017-01-05 20:00 to 22:30 - #infoseckk: meetup 2017.1
2016-12-30 (All day) - Gamers Meetup
2016-12-02 14:00 to 17:00 - Roboneo 2016 Prizes Handing-Over
Edham Arief
Julkifli Awang Besar

Roboneo Competition

First held in October 2014, the open-category Roboneo competition has sparked a groundswell of interest in robotics and the micro-controller boards that power them. Robotic teams from all walks of life are pitted against each other in the spirit of friendly competition. Who will be the winners this year? Join us and find out!


2016-12-02 14:00 to 17:00 - Roboneo 2016 Prizes Handing-Over
2016-11-19 10:00 to 2016-11-20 17:00 - KK Maker Expo 2016
2016-11-18 (All day) to 2016-11-19 (All day) - Roboneo 2016
Arthur Raymond

The Pifi Project is a fork of the Information Security Group. Its goal is to provide an open-source and affordable real-world analytics solution by leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data. We intend to work with local industries to commercialise the technology in the near future.

Asraff Amzani
Alexander Ting
Aj Yahya
Lawrence Chau

Xyclone 3D Printers

A fork of 3D Printer Borneo, Xyclone intends to commercialise the sale of locally assembled 3D printers with upgraded open-source designs. Each printer comes with local support and warranty.

The domain hosts a number of services for Kinabalu Coders and its communities. If you like a sub-domain to implement a socially-beneficial project/idea, do drop us a line!

Open Badges

Open Badges are portable credentials, packaged in an attractive image file. Badges can be displayed via your online CVs and social networks, and serve as a standardised way for others to verify your achievements. We issue Open Badges in more and more of our events and projects - earn them today!

Politeknik Kota Kinabalu
Kementerian Pembangunan Sumber Dan Kemajuan Teknologi Maklumat

IOT for Communities

The IOT for Communities projects is a long-term collaboration between local communities, the Ministry of Resource Development and Information Technology, Politeknik Kota Kinabalu and Kinabalu Coders to implement LoRaWAN-based IOT (Internet of Things) sensor networks with urban and rural coverage. Each gateway is registered and shared via The Things Network (TTN) - a global distributed network of public gateways, enabling other developers/makers to re-use the available infrastructure for their own IOT devices.


Kita Bikin Maker Expo

Held for the first time in November 2017, the Kita Bikin Maker Expo is the first-of-its-kind public maker exhibition in East Malaysia and celebrates local invention, innovation and creativity!

It attracts participants from the entire local maker ecosystem ranging from individuals, startups, social enterprises, NGOs and established businesses engaged in such diverse fields such as computing, robotics, electronics, creative arts, film production, upcycling and more!

Politeknik Kota Kinabalu
Kelab Dron Sabah

Drones & ROV Challenge

The first Sabah MultiGP Drone Racing Competition and the Underwater Robotics Challenge was held concurrently in December 2017, jointly organised with Kelab Dron Sabah (Sabah Drone Club) and Politeknik Kota Kinabalu. Competitors in both events had to assemble their drones/ROVs and compete in a series of timed tasks. For drones, the competition saw two separate categories: professionals and amateurs, with teams hailing from as far as Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak and Brunei - making the first Sabah MultiGP Drone Racing Competition also an international drone racing competition!

Support Us!

More than anything, we would love your support attending our events and activities. If you have something to share, a project to build, or are keen to establish a tech-related open community and need a platform to do so, let us know! We will be happy to lend you a hand.

Stay in touch

When you want to reach out to us and chat, you can contact us via Facebook; drop us a line at; or even register yourself right here.


Our grassroots communities are built on a strong foundation of volunteers - we are always seeking dedicated individuals and organisations to be advisers, facilitators, trainers and more for our events and services. Drop us an email if you are interested in lending your time to our organisation!


All donations directly support our community development and outreach efforts.

In-kind and cash donations can be made at the Kota Kinabalu makerspace

Crowdfund us via PayPal and/or Patreon

We also have a Bitcoin (btc, bch) address: 1JawB4d7mBz8C9TfoRQmN5w23WoKMhfbvR