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!


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