Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thank you!

Update: Turns out DevFest isn't our last event for 2012. Whoops. :D

As the year comes to a close, we'd like to thank everyone who made each and every one of our 14 events possible. 

Yes, fourteen! Click here if you'd like to see a list!

To cap off our year, the community celebrated its first-ever DevFest in Bacolod. Over 150 developers trooped over to the Ballroom at Sugarland Hotel to join us in celebrating awesomeness.

To make sure everyone was comfy, we even brought bed-sized bean bags!

Aileen Apolo-de Jesus delivering the DevFest keynote.

This is why we love interactive stage props. They make for awesome photo ops!

Some of the breakout sessions included an Intro to HTML5 by JM Ibanez...

...and Ros Juan showing everyone how social media can help boost businesses.

So I heard this is going to be the first DevFest with a pool party. Cool, ey?

Till next time! :)

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Special thanks to Jeffrey Fuentes for the photos!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

What?! No more tickets?!

If you wish to be included in the waitlist, please fill out this form.  We will be manually sending out invitations should slots open up.

We will get back to the first batch of waitlisted folks by Wednesday, October 31.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

You can now register for #DevFestBCD!

Registration is now open for DevFestBCD! Head on over to the registration page to secure your seat:
November 5, 2012 / 9am to 6pm
Sugarland Hotel
Araneta Avenue, Bacolod City
Important Notes:
  • Please specify a different name per ticket if you're reserving multiple tickets. Duplicates will be automatically deleted.
  • Should you wish to attend sessions in both technical and non-technical tracks, please select the ticket type which is the most appropriate.
See you at DevFest!

Friday, October 19, 2012

What is a DevFest?

We've just turned a year old, and we're celebrating with 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. 

Here, developers will be able to interact with Google engineers and local developers who work on the products and ask them questions.The engineers will also talk about the latest and greatest from Google, with best practices on how to improve the quality of web and mobile apps.

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.

Target audience for DevFest Bacolod are:
  • web and mobile developers of all skill levels building applications using Google technologies;
  • members of the academic community interested in learning how to collaborate online using Google Apps and create global classrooms with YouTube;
  • business owners and content publishers interested in learning how Google and the Google Business Group can help boost site traffic and market businesses effectively online.
Clear up your schedules on cinco de Noviembre! We'll be firing up the registration page starting next week, so stay tuned.

To get updates on GDG Bacolod, you can check out our chapter site, subscribe to the mailing list, or add us up on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.