Thursday, March 29, 2012

Startup Weekend Philippines

Registration is now open for Startup Weekend Manila and Cebu!

What's more, GTUG members get 20% off on tickets! To request for the discount code, please send an email to

Monday, March 26, 2012

Google Map Maker Summits

To kick off the mapUps for tourism and health establishments, we are inviting mapUp organizers and mappers to attend the Google Map Maker summits in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao!

Here are the schedules:
April 12, 2012
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April 14, 2012
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April 21, 2012
General Santos City
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For more announcements, please join the Mapping the Philippines mailing list and follow the page here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Google Map Maker Manila Workshop

AM: Google Map Maker
PM: Google Map Maker Moderating, Panoramio and SketchUp

Speakers: Map Maker team

When: March 17, Saturday
Registration: 8:30am
Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Session Starts Promptly at 9:00am
Venue: Makati

Slots are limited so sign up now here. For more details please join the Philippine Map Maker Community mailing list at

Due to limited slots, we will be sending confirmation mails to attendees one week before the event.

Update: The venue will be at Asian Institute of Management Conference Center

Monday, March 5, 2012

IT Olympics 2012

GTUG Philippines community managers Jomar Tigcal and Chelle Gray were invited as judge in the Android Apps Development Contest in the Intercollegiate IT Olympics 2012. The event, which was organized by the College of Computer Science of University of Makati (UMAK) was held last March 1 at the Mini Theater in the Admin Building of UMAK. Aside from them, the other judges were Alfred Ocon, the developer of the Pinoy Henyo Android App and an alumnus of UMAK; and Ronillo Ang, the developer of the BlueMine Android App.

There are two categories for the Android Competition: Game and Productivity. Four Android apps were submitted and presented, two per category. The apps in the Game category are Mnemosyne, a multi-player Memory game with a twist, and Bartendroid, an alcohol drinks mixing game (This app was started during the GADC Manila). For the Productivity category, the apps are TechnoDock, an app that can launch apps for easier access, and Monchi, a parental monitoring app for their student childrens.

The winners in the Android Competition are Jerone M. Altura, Jerard Joseph M Buencamino and Daryl Edward R. Dela Cruz of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (Mnemosyne) for the Game category and Louis Michael Concepcion and Gabriel Antonio Aguila of University of Makati (Monchi) for the Productivity category. The Android competition was just one of the IT contests held that day. Others include Research Project, Digital Electronics, PC Assembly/Disassembly, Computer Networking, Java Programming contests.