Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Cagayan de Oro - Software Freedom Day 2015

September 19, 2015 - A community organized event, Software Freedom Day, for the community in Cagayan de Oro City was held at Capitol University Laboratories.

It has been a tradition that ITGx together with Capitol University to organize and celebrate SFD every year along with various walk-in guests and invited guests from other school organization. Farthest was guests from Ozamis City which is approximately 5 hours away from the venue.

The goal of the event is to educate the public about the benefits of using high quality Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), Cagayan de Oro's Software Freedom Day celebration is filled with talks on various technologies from some of the leading developers in CdeO.

I had participated in the event as a resource speaker to talk about Play Framework fundamental and basics. Day after the event, I had a conversation with one of the audience and its good to hear that I am helping people learn to easily solve problems. Feels great.

Bellow was the schedule of events during that day and it was full of session everyone could learn.

8:00AM - 8:45AM
Registration and Sign up
8:45AM - 9:20AM
Opening program
Invocation by CS-SBO President
National Anthem

Dr. Karen Joie Cuenca
IT Supervisor, CHED-REGION 10
Keynote Speech
Morning Sessions
9:30AM - 11:45AM
Virtual Reality
By Geoff Diaz and Edmund Madrid Salcedo Jr.
Edge Interactive
Python Fundamentals
By ITG-PyTsada with Arvin Vincent Simon from Innovuze
Introduction to Play Framework for other Devs
By Paul Labis
Mangium Software
Open Source DevOps Tools
By Romar Mayer Micabalo SysAdmin, Innovuze
Lunch Break
Afternoon Sessions
1:30PM - 3:45PM
Introduction to Haskell
By JR Requiroso, RedLemon Digital Media
Python Flask
By ITG-PyTsada with Romar Mayer Micabalo from Innovuze
The IoT Stack: A Dissection: Arduino, Python, MQTT and everyTHING
By Aryan Limjap and Jay Ginete, Capitol University
PHP The Right Way
By Rudenyl Betonio, Innovuze
3:45PM - 4:00PM
Closing Ceremonies
Signing of event Plaque
Group picture taking

Hoping for next years Software Freedom Day.

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