Google, being the Galactic partner of Startup Weekend, tasked the local chapters of Google Technology User Groups (GTUGs) or the Google Developer Groups (GDGs) to work together with the local organizers of the Startup Weekend to do a Pre-Startup Weekend Bootcamp.
So last Saturday, May 5, 2012, the GTUG/GDG Philippines Community Managers collaborated with the Startup Weekend Cebu organizers and conducted a bootcamp which was held at the ILC-AVR, University of the Philippine - Cebu in preparation for the upcoming Startup Weekend Cebu event this coming May 11-13, 2012 . Close to 50 developers and designers attended the bootcamp with the aim of helping them develop their non-technical and technical skills on building their Startup Weekend Cebu project.
Mark Abella, lead organizer of Startup Weekend Cebu helped us open the bootcamp by giving a brief overview of what to expect this coming weekend during the Startup Weekend Cebu event. Vanessa Orendain, heading the Google Business Groups (GBGs) Philippines did a quick introduction about the group and followed by giving a talk on Pitching, Marketing, and Monetization. A short time was also allotted on practice pitching. Anne Olvido, GTUG/GDG Bacolod Community Manager, gave a short overview on what the GTUG/GDG Philippines community busy with recently.
Technical talks then followed. Albert Padin shared about HTML5 Development, Rico Sta. Cruz discussed on Turning Ideas into Buttons, and lastly the Android Development talk which yours truly presented with Jomar Tigcal and Anne Olvido.
We would like to thank our sponsors - Google, Startup Weekend, Globe Labs, University of the Philippines - Cebu, and CebuInIT. Thanks as well to those who attended and helped out to make the bootcamp a success!
Looking forward to see you this coming weekend! Good luck to all!