September 8, 2015

GDG DevFest Philippines 2015

It's GDG DevFest season once again! GDG DevFest is a community-organized event that provides the opportunity for developers to learn about Google technologies and other developer products.

GDG Philippines is organizing GDG DevFest Philippines 2015 on September 28-29, 2015 (Update: This has been moved to October 16-17). This year's event will be composed of two days: Android and VR for Day 1 and Web for Day 2. There will be hands-on sessions especially on new technologies like Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Polymer, Material Design, and more.

This event is free but slots are limited. Visit the events website at to register and check other details. Add GDG Philippines in your Google+ circles for updates.

September 3, 2015


I was invited by Oliver Junio, Dean of the College of Computer Studies of University of Perpetual Help System Laguna to conduct a talk in their Thesis/Capstone Commercialization Seminar on August 26, 2015. The seminar was attended by fourth year students doing their theses and third year students who will be doing theirs next year. Dean Oliver hoped students could publish their apps they will developing for their theses and monetize from them after.

I did a short talk about Android App Development to encourage the students to work on Android apps not only for their thesis, but for their future career. My main talk was about Publishing Android Apps on Google Play. I discussed how they can create Google Play developer accounts and demonstrated the Google Play Developer Console.

I also encouraged the participants to join Android Masters. After my talk, I answered some questions from the students. Hopefully, the participants will publish their Android apps soon (and join and win in Android Masters).