The biggest developer conference in the country is on its 7th year.
Themed “Changing the Game”, the DevCon Philippines Summit last November 18-19, 2017 was attended by 1,300 developers, founders, entrepreneurs, and investors.
The conference kicked off with an opening keynote by DevCon Philippines Founder Winston Damarillo
The Blockchain technology session discussed the merging role of blockchain in the tech industry. Hyperledger Executive Director Brian Behlendorf opened the session, which included a panel discussion with and breakout sessions led by six of the industry’s top players.
Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of open-source collaborative effort Hyperledger
Blockchain Technology panel discussion. L-R: John Bailon (Moderator), Francisco Reyes, James Florentino, Dominick Danao, Dexter Genterone, and Michael Brucal
In breakout sessions: Francisco Reyes and Dexter Genterone of Amihan Global Strategies Solutions, Michael Brucal of ZendCreative, Dominick Danao of Magpie.IM, John Bailon of Satoshi Citadel Industries, and James Florentino of Mergecommit
A panel discussion on Development and Operations was also head, as well a breakout sessions covering more detailed topics in DevOps.
Cloud Native Computing Foundation AMbassador Hunter Nield shares about “Going Cloud Native”
Nikki Gomez of Banco de Oro, Adrian Canopio of Samsung R&D Philippines, Alistair Israel of Shoresuite, Jim Pelletier of PageUp, Paul de Paula of Pantheon, and Joshua Arvin Lat of Complete Business Online
Analytics and Artificial Intelligence was also discussed, particularly data science and the use of chatbots.
Arvin Yason, Managing Director at Accenture Technology
Analytics and AI panel discussion. L-R: Dan Meyer (Moderator), Seon Park of AWS Developer Specialist Solutions, Richard Guinto of Samsung R&D Philippines, Jolo Balbin of Indigo Research, Ron Baetiong, Stephanie Sy of Thinking Machines, and Arvin Yason of Accenture Technology.
Lastly, the session on Cybersecurity tackled various topics such as careers, data privacy for business, and device security.
Dax Labrador of ROOTCON, Alvin Gendranol of Smart Communications, John Fajardo of Fajardo Law Offices, Anton Orpilla of IBM, Berlyn Decena of Samsung R&D Philippines, and Glen Dimaandal of GDI Online Marketing
DevCon or Developers Connect Philippines is a non-profit organization that aims to empower Filipino developers and promote the “IT Pinoy Talent” by providing venues for IT students, educators, professionals and enthusiasts to Sync, Support, and Succeed.
DevCon regularly conducts Code Camps, which are workshops on different development tools, and Campus DevCon events, which are school-partnered events that aim to augment the academic learnings of students with up-to-date trends in the IT industry.
With chapters in Metro Manila (main), Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, and Bacolod chapters, DevCon has reached more than 60,000 participants since its founding in June 2009.
All photos courtesy of DevCon Philippines.
Disclosure: e27 is a media partner of DevCon Philippines Summit 2017
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