Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December Geo 3D Meetup

The Gooogle Technology Users Group Philippines had its last meetup for the year last December 1. Google Geo Product manager, Bruce Polderman and community advocate, Nicole Drobeck were the speakers and they discussed and demonstrated Google Sketchup and the other Google technologies under Google Geo. The meetup was held at the office of Orange and Bronze.

Other pictures:

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

3D Geo Meet-up

Join us for an evening of product talks, demos and fun, where Google's product manager, Bruce Polderman, and geo community advocate, Nicole Drobeck, will cover Geo 3D and Geo 3D certification.

When: December 1, 2010, 6 to 8 pm
Where: Orange & Bronze office (map)
4th Floor, CJV Building, 108 Aguirre Street,
Legaspi Village, Makati City
*Kindly proceed to the penthouse

Sign-up here if you are attending.

*To be a PH GTUG member kindly join our group.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2nd GTUG Zamboanga Meetup + Hackathon

The GTUG Zamboanga chapter finally shifted from 'Incubating' to 'Active' status after conducting their 2nd Meet-up last November 6, 2010, Saturday, at the Carlos Dominguez Conference Hall (CDCH) in Ateneo de Zamboanga University. It was co-presented by the Ateneo Cipher Manics (ACM) Club.

Around 40+ local developers, educators and students attended the meet-up. We had talks like Android 101 (thanks to Mr. Dean Isaac, our resource speaker), Google for Educators, Students and Web Developers, and we had our very first hackathon using Google Maps API. Congrats to the winners!

Until our next meetup! :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

2nd GTUG Zamboanga Meetup

The GTUG Zamboanga Chapter is set to have their 2nd GTUG Meetup this coming November 6, 2010, Saturday, at the Carlos Dominguez Conference Hall (CDCH), Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU). We will have talks for educators and students, web developers, and intro talk about Android development.

To register, please click this link: 

Thanks to Ateneo Cipher Manics (ACM) for helping us out with this event.

Friday, October 15, 2010

October 2010 Meetup

The Google Technology Users Group had another meetup last October 14, 2010. It was held at the office of Proximity Philippines/BBDO Guerrero (11/F Insular Life Bldg, Ayala Ave., Makati City) from six to nine in the evening.
The speakers for the night were JP Loh (HTML5 Websockets), Miguel Paraz (Web Runtime Development on Android) and Allan Ortile (Google Apps). After the talks, there was a demo of the Android-powered smartphones and tablet from Cherry Mobile, courtesy of Reggie Ramos.
The event was also covered by Microphone, a group who is interested in documenting technology meetups in the Philippines
If you have blog posts or photos, feel free to e-mail or tweet it us so we can include it here.

Friday, October 1, 2010

A summary of our 3rd Davao GTUG Metup

The event was composed of different speakers on different field in order to provide the audience with fundamental insight and deeply important technologies that they can take advantage. It suggests what this new world will mean to all of us.

The event talks started with an HTML5 presentation in order to provide a glimpse on how the multimedia technologies will reshape and provide opportunities to students. The second talk was all about basics of digital photography. Proper handling of cameras, the right settings and how to maintain long lasting cameras was discussed. The third talk was all about Design and Development for Motion Graphics videos. It was lively, provocative and sophisticated discussion about multimedia. The fourth talk was all about Video Post Production. It provides an insight to students on how this broadcasting companies and commercials work on their craft. The final and most important was Corporate Branding. It talks about the value of branding and how it can make an impact to its audience once delivered in a right way.

Overall, it was an amazing event that makes us look forward in the coming years to come.

You can view our pictures here:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More GTUG Philippines Meet-ups!

September 30, 2010, Thursday
1-5 p.m. at University of the Immaculate Concepcion
Fr. Selga St., Davao City (map)

Topic: Google Technologies for Students

October 14, 2010,
6 p.m. at Proximity Philippines / BBDO Guerrero
11/F Insular Life Bldg, Ayala Ave cor Paseo de Roxas
Makati City (map)

Topics for Discussion:
Google Apps

Sign-up here.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

GTUG Meetups with Google's Dan Delima

What: Meetup with Google's Dan Delima (Manila)
When: 14 September 2010 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Gerry's Grill, Level 2, Glorietta 5, Ayala Center, Makati City
Register Here:

What Meetup with Google's Dan Delima (Davao)
When: 17 September 2010 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Coffee@Yellow Hauz, V. Mapa St., Davao City (
Register Here:

What: Meetup with Google's Dan Delima (GenSan)
When: 21 September 2010 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: TBA
Register Here:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

1st GTUG Zamboanga Meetup

The event was actually intended to do proper orientation on what the group is about and how we can contribute to the our community, online and/or offline. During our meetup, we were able to discuss the different Google APIs and products especially Google Maps API, overview on Android and watched videos about theApp Inventor for Android.

Until our next meetup! Gracias!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Davao GTUG

Our first ever event kick start with HTML5, GWT and GAE then ends up with the camaraderie of developers and startups. The event was held at Ingenuity Consulting Company and started at around 9am. It was also filled with overflowing ideas, techniques and tips by individual startup such as,, AfterFive and Ingenuity Consulting.

Sharing to you some of our cool stuff:

GWT/GAE Power Point Presentation -

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August Meetup Schedules

Meetup schedules:

GTUG Philippines: August 14, 2010 - Cafe 5845 (Mall of Asia) 2:30-4:30pm sign up here:

GTUG Davao: August 14, 2010 - 8:30am 3rd Level Boulevard Center Bldg., Davao City. Landmark: NCCC building in boulevard. For more information visit

Zambo is also having a meetup see the details below - as of Aug 19, 2010 the venue changed. The new venue is below:

GTUG Zamboanga: August 22, 2010 (Sunday) - 3PM-5:30PM Animation Lab, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, La Purisima Street, Zamboanga City sign up here:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

DevFest 2010!

Google DevFest 2010 Manila was a rousing success yesterday with hundreds of developers (professionals and students) flocking to the UP-Ayala Technohub in Quezon City. We'd like to thank the volunteers who arrived as early as 6:30 a.m. to help with the set-up. Registration started on time at 8:30 a.m. and the room was packed by 9:00 a.m. Christine Songco kicked off the event with welcome remarks and by introducing the Googlers who were around for the event:  Christine, Patrick, Jeremy, Dan, Timothy, Bob, DavidStephanie and Aileen.

This was the program for the day:

08:30 - 09:00 - Registration
09:00 - 09:15 - Introduction/Welcome
09:15 - 10:15 - Maps
10:15 - 10:30 - Morning break
10:30 - 11:30 - Chrome/HTML5
11:30 - 12:30 - Social
12:30 - 13:30 - Networking Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 - Apps
14:30 - 15:30 - Demos
15:30 - 15:45 - Evening break
15:45 - 16:45 - Code Lab 1 - Google
16:45 - 17:45 - Code Lab 2 - Google
17:45 - 18:00 - Closing

Here are links to the slides presented (please let us know if there are others):
App Engine


Buzz API


You may also be interested to check out other photos and blog posts from DevFest 2010 Manila:
Aileen's post about DevFest Manila
Aileen's photos
Jerome's post about DevFest Manila 
Randell's photos
Yolynne's photos
Yolynne's photos (part 2)
Yolynne's video of Jeremy Orlow
Vignette style photos by Winston using an Android app
Randell's post

Please join the Philippines Google Technology Users Group. To sign-up please visit our Google Groups.

Friday, July 2, 2010

All set for DevFest Manila

It is just four days to go before the DevFest 2010 Manila. It will be held on July 6, 2010 at UP-Ayala Technohub from eight thirty in the morning to six in the evening. Jeremy Orlow, Daniels Lee, Patrick Chanezon, Timothy Jordan and Bob Aman are the guests from Google and they will be talking about Chrome/HTML5, App Engine, Social APIs and Maps API. The complete programme can be found at
There is a lot to look forward to on this event. See you all there!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

DevFest 2010 Manila

Google D3vF3st is a free developer event where you can learn a lot about Google technologies and other developer news. It is a tour of Google engineers and developers advocates in various cities around the world where they serve as resource speakers and give talks, coding demonstrations and answer questions. D3vF3st 2010 will take place this year on cities in Australia, Israel, Spain, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
The Philippines already had a DevFest last 2008. This year, we are very lucky to be a part of another DevFest. And our country is their first stop-over on Southeast Asia. DevFest 2010 Manila will focus on the following topics: Chrome/HTML5, App Engine, Social APIs and Maps API. There will be five engineers and developer advocates coming here. They are Jeremy Orlow, Daniels Lee, Patrick Chanezon, Timothy Jordan and Bob Aman. Additional information about them can be found at There will also be a Hackaton during the DevFest.
DevFest 2010 Manila will be on July 6, 2010 from 08:30 in the morning to 06:00 in the evening. The venue of the event is still being finalized and will be announced soon. You can now register at (Register early because slots are limited).
See you in the D3vF3st!

Update: The event will be held at UP-Ayala Technohub. The registration is already closed by now.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

GTUGPH meetup (March 10, 2010)

The Google Technology User Group Philippines had another meetup last March 10, 2010 with Dan Delima, Software Engineer from Google Japan and Christine Songco, Technical Program Manager, Developer Relations, Google Inc.
The meetup was held at the Tech Bar of G2iX.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

GTUGPH: From 0 to 1

It all started as the Filipino Developer Help Group mailing list. Because most of the members of the mailing list use Google Technologies and there isn't any Google Technology Users Group (GTUG) for the Philippines, the group became the Google Technology Users Group Philippines. It was then registered as the official GTUG for the Philippines in the GTUGs directory.
GTUGPH proved it was more than just a mailing list. A GTUGPH page was created, which was intended to be filled with announcements and tutorials in using various Google technologies. It also had various events. The first event was a webinar about Google App Engine by Dan Delima last July 3, 2009. The first meetup was then held on July 24, 2009 at the Penthouse of Orange and Bronze Software Labs, Inc. Roger Filomeno discussed and demonstarted using Google App Engine and Facebook API to create a Facebook app.
On August 27, 2009, a meetup was again held at the Tech Bar of G2iX. It was about Google Wave. Google Wave developer sandbox invites were given to the ones who registered early. A day before, Aileen Apolo, Marc Lester Tan, Roger Filomeno, Alvin Gamboa, Nikki Ramirez, Randell Benavidez and Jomar Tigcal had tried out using Google Wave.
Another meetup was held on November 17, 2009 at the fifth floor of Orange and Bronze Software Labs. There were three guests from Google: Christine Songco, Nikki Bui, Search Quality Manager for Southeast Asia, and Diana Skaar, new Business Development Manager. The topics discussed were iGoogle and Google and Open Source. GTUGPH then kicked off 2010 with an Android meetup last February 19, 2010 at Room 3302 of Smart Tower. Miguel Paraz and Marc Lester Tan were the speakers.
The group continues to grow. As of now, it has already different chapters: the Students Chapter, Cavite Chapter, Cebu Chapter, Cagayan de Oro Chapter, Davao Chapter and Zamboanga Chapter