December 18, 2012

PUP Google Fest 2012

Google Student Ambassadors (GSAs) from PUP organized PUP Google Fest last December 10 at the PUP Main Campus. We were invited to do some talks about Google technologies.

Anne Olvido, community manager of GDG Bacolod, talked about Google Apps and Google Apps in Education. Wayne Manuel, top Filipino Geo advocate talked about Google Maps API and Google Map Maker. Gino Tria, one of the winners in the Google Apps Developer Challenge 2012 who is also an alumnus of PUP, talked about his experiences in GADC and inspired the students.Chelle Gray, co-community manager of GDG Philippines and GBG Philippines talked about Google+, GDG Geek Girl. Afterwards, I talked about Android and the basics of Android Apps development. Gian Javelona of Orange Apps talked about the PUP Mobile Portal. To end the event, the Google Student Ambassadors narrated their experiences and encouraged the student audience to be part of GSA.

Here is the slides I used in my talk:

December 7, 2012

Sanitation Hackathon 2012

In cooperation with World Bank's Water and Sanitation Program and; and with the sponsorhip of Globe Labs, GDG Philippines and GBG Philippines organized the Sanitation Hackathon Philippines last December 1-2, 2012. The two-day hackathon was held simultaneously in Manila and in five other cities in the country: Baguio, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao and Zamboanga.

Sanitation Hackathon is a social good hackathon that aims to develop open technology for sanitation challenges. In the Philippines, there are still sanitation challenges and problem, and the hackathon aims to develop apps to overcome these challenges. The Manila hackathon was held at Globe Valero Telepark (111 Valero Street, Makati City).

There were three winners per city (except Manila with only two finalist). Davao City's Team Comfort (Corden Malinao Naraga and Edith Naraga) from Davao City was judged as the grand winner. The list of all winners is available in the GDG Philippines blog post. You can also watch the video of the announcement of winners(via Hangouts on Air) here.