Huwebes, Nobyembre 21, 2013

AngelHack Davao

This Fall, AngelHack announced their new hackathon series, AppHACK, which takes place in 35 cities around the world. On 23rd and 24th November, AppHACK is coming to Davao in an effort help developers educate and collaborate in a 24 hour mobile app competition with the goal of building stronger developer ecosystems, and thus stronger startup communities. Each event will have 1 winner, which will win acceptance into our HACKcelerator pre-accelerator program and have the opportunity to come to San Francisco for our 2 week SF experience.

AppHACK will be judged predominantly by CTO’s and you will have to actually demo what you built. PowerPoints and slide shows will not be allowed. Judging will be based on how creative, simple, and impactful your hack might be.

A mobile hackathon competition focusing on building applications and teaching developers Android and iOS development, as well as education on new platforms and technologies. Participants will learn developer tools, meet new friends, and win prizes and mentorship for their startup ideas.

Participants will work for 24 hours on the next big play experience in an “all-inclusive” environment with gourmet food, energy drinks, massages and NERF blasters!

WHO: All UX / IX developers, designers, entrepreneurs over invited to participate
Judges include:
- Keith Hong, Application Ecosystem Lead for Qualcomm in APAC
- Lonel Labit, Regional Map & Content Manager @ HERE
- Ivan Kovalyov, Integration Manager @ Paymentwall
- Earl Valencia, President @ IdeaSpace Foundation

WHEN: Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th
•       Doors open to all participants at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 23rd
•       The Hackathon concludes at 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 24th
•       Winners are announced at 5:00 pm with celebrations to follow
SMART Developer Network
Davao City, Davao Region

Have you got the skills? Now put them to the test!

GDG Davao is a proud supporter of AngelHack Davao.  With that, members may avail of a 50% discount by entering the code "GDGDavao50" when purchasing their tickets.  Head over to to purchase yours now!  See you there!

Lunes, Nobyembre 4, 2013

GDG DevFest Davao was a Blast!

And... it's a wrap!

Having organized large events in the past, GDG DevFest Davao is definitely way up there on my list of favorite events.  GDG DevFest Davao was held last October 27, 2013 at the Apo View Hotel, Davao City.
It also helped that I'm supported by my two super awesome co-organizers Anne Olvido and Arjay dela Cruz, and my equally fantastic group of volunteers, namely Ria Jose, Lyle Santos, Brendel Balaga, Chattee Lara, Madie Sahid, Chamee Pecson, Sarah Dayrit, Mark Cabrera, Fra Jamir and Franz Sarmiento.  Last but not the least, thank you to all the participants who made it!  Our success would not have been possible without you!  Having you guys around made the experience totally worth it, and only shows that the developer community in Davao City is growing.

Here are a few highlights of the day:

Brendel, Chattee and Chamee busy manning the registration booth

Early registrants having fun at the photo wall with our volunteer photog Sarah

The place is packed!

The event was emceed by my lovely cousin, Ria Jose

Aileen Apolo, Head of Outreach for Southeast Asia, keynoted the event

Lucky to have Chelle Gray, GDG Program Associate, and Avel Manansala of GBG Gensan around to support us!

Jerome Locson, Program Manager for Google Access Programs for Edu, speaking during the Plenary

Lifebit Founder Eric Clark Su, "Startups the Marvel Comics Way"

Ingenuity CEO John Naranjo, "Career Hacks: Applying the principles of Agile and Lean to Career Building"

Dulce Lada introducing the Google Business Group (GBG) Davao to the community

Franz Sarmiento, GSA from Bacolod, talks about the Google Student Ambassador Program

Lifebit's Inaki Narciso, "How We Hacked Android Development with Lifebit"

Viktor Calonia, finishing the "How We Hacked Android Development with Lifebit" talk

Franz Sarmiento, "Google+ Sign In"

Rolly Rulete, "Google Maps API for Mobile"

Jan Chua, "Angular JS"

Mancio Basoc, "Python, Django, and Deployment in Google App Engine"

With fellow organizers Madie, Arjay and Anne

With fellow GDG folks. Jerome, at the end, having a bit of spelling trouble :)

Everyone doing the Google Wave!

Once again, in behalf of the entire organizing team, thank you so much!

To know more about our future events, follow GDG Davao on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.  See you soon!

Thanks to Lyle Santos and Madie Sahid for the excellent pics!