Saturday, November 14, 2015

GDG DevFest Baguio 2015: Coding Better, Aiming Higher

With over two hundred participants, +GDG Baguio organized its 3rd DevFest on November 7, 2015 at the University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City, Philippines.

Here are the highlights of the event:

Morning Session

Welcome Remarks by Ms. Anna Rodora Quitaleg, IT Head of the UC - College of Information Technology and Computer Science (CITCS)

Community Updates by GDG Community Manager +Reymart Canuel

Keynote by +Josan Astrid Dometita

Message from PLDT Innolab by Danilo June “Gino” Francisco & Ray Martin Jaurigue

Presentation of the Android Masters Winners

Android Masters is a collegiate inter-school Android app development challenge. It is open to all universities and colleges across the Philippines. The main objective of the program is to encourage students to develop their creative app ideas and publish it to Google Play Store.

StimuBrain by GoForCandy, University of the Cordilleras (Finalist for Productivity / Utility Category)

Kuvio by Jaguar Tech, University of the Cordilleras (Finalist for Games Category)

Crime Chase by Jaguar Tech, University of the Cordilleras (Champion on Productivity / Utility Category)

Breakout Sessions

Demos and Non-coding Sessions

Startup Inspiration by +Jerome Locson

Google Cardboard Demo by +Benj Tupas

Wearables Demo by +Josan Astrid Dometita


Android x Firebase by +Gerardo Guangco

Gemma x Arduino by +Josan Astrid Dometita

HTML5 Game Development by +Benj Tupas

IntelXDK x Google Maps API by +Trinmar Boado

node.js x Google Cloud Platform by +Anton Raphael Orpilla

Polymer Development by +Brian Matthew Mamaril

Web Animations and Transitions API by Joyce Guiao

Some responses from the participants:
"They are the most educational of all since they gave you the basic things you need in order to study them by yourself thereafter," Danny Boy Ngipol, a regular attendee of the event said during an interview.
"The overall experience was enjoyable and has offered many opportunities to learn new technologies to be applicable in the future," August Mabalot, a yearly GDG participant said. "I recommend future GDG DevFest events to my fellow IT students and professionals as these events allow them to improve in their careers and to make new friends," August concluded.
"It was my first seminar actually, it was really good, appreciate what you guys are doing, will hopefully join all you seminars", Ravi Sohal, a first time participant said in an online chat.
The event wouldn't be successful without the help and support the volunteers, organizers, GDG Community, Google, University of the Cordilleras and PLDT Innolab.

The community is looking forward to the next #DevFestBaguio!

Event Page and Photos
Speakers List
Updated Agenda

Blogpost written by +Candace Dawn Fernandez

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