Huwebes, Oktubre 24, 2013

We're Full. *Burp*

Slots are filled, registration is closed... What now?

View our Full Program here to know what to expect during DevFest, and while you're at it, decide which stream of breakout sessions suits you best.  Talks during the breakout sessions tend be more technical and it really helps if you brought along a laptop or a pad of paper to take down notes.   DevFests also offer a great opportunity to meet smart, like-minded people.  Ideas will be flying around the session halls on prospective startups, partnerships and job opportunities, so don't forget to bring your business cards if you have some.  Print a few if you don't! Moreover, don't be shy!  Be sure to ask questions during the Q&A portions of each talk.  We usually give away schwag to those who do (hint, hint).  That being said, just be yourself (but only less shy) and enjoy the ride!

See you at DevFest Davao!

Sabado, Oktubre 19, 2013

Registration and Speaker Updates

Just a friendly reminder to those who haven't registered yet: Better act soon because seats are running out!

With only a few weeks of preparation, our team is overwhelmed by amount of support we've received, judging by the number of registrations we've had in the past few days.  Anne Olvido of GDG Bacolod, Arjay dela Cruz of GDG Davao and myself would like to thank everyone who've liked and shared our promotional posters both on Google+ and Facebook.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  

You might also be wondering who some of our speakers will be.  We're excited to announce that we've booked Eric Su of Lifebit, John Naranjo of Ingenuity and Rolly Rulete of Pagesnapp to speak during the event.  These three are way up there in the local developer community of Davao City and can't wait to share their knowledge to our attendees. We also got Googlers Aileen Apolo and Jerome Locson to come over and grace our DevFest, with Aileen keynoting and Jerome talking about Google Apps for Education.  I'm leaving out a few more speakers on purpose, and you will know who they are once our full program of activities is published by Monday.

If you want to meet all these awesome people and rub elbows with fellow devs, sign up now if you haven't already done so.  Thank you!

Miyerkules, Oktubre 16, 2013

GDG DevFest Davao 2013

Davao City's first DevFest is happening this October 27th at the Apo View Hotel! Preparations are in full swing and our team of organizers and volunteers can't wait to see you all there.

What is a Devfest?

DevFests are large, community-run events that can offer speaker sessions across product areas, all-day hack-a-thons, code labs, and more. Each GDG DevFest will be inspired by, and uniquely tailored to, the needs of the hosting developer community.

While no two events are exactly alike, each GDG DevFest will, at its core, be powered by a shared belief that when developers come together to exchange ideas, amazing things can happen.

What should you expect from this year's DevFest? 

Expect to be engaged in technical talks by local experts all the way from Manila, Zamboanga, Bacolod as well as from Davao City.  Topics range from Technopreneurship, JavaScript, App Engine, Android Development and much, much more.  Individual profiles will be up soon to let you know more about our distinguished speakers.

What do you have to bring to a DevFest?

A laptop, pen, a pad of paper and the eagerness to learn.

How much does it cost to join GDG DevFest Davao?

Absolutely nothing.  It's free!

Where do I sign up?

Simply fill out this form here:

Event Details:

Event Name: GDG DevFest Davao 2013
Date: 9AM-5PM, Sunday, October 27, 2013
Venue: Ballroom A, Apo View Hotel, Camus Street, Davao City

See ya there!