Google recently launched the Google Cloud Developer Challenge 2013. Google Cloud Developer Challenge (GCDC) is a "contest designed to motivate and reward entrants who develop applications that are based on Google's Cloud Platform that are original and relevant to the region in which they live".
Two of the winners last year are from the Philippines: Collabspot Notetaker and Events KIT. The deadline for the first round submissions is on November 21. Submission will be opened on October 22.
To prepare those who would like to join the competition, GDG Philippines is organizing a series of workshops called GCDC Workshop Wednesdays at (6:00-9:00 PM) at Globe Corporate Showroom (Ground Floor, Valero Telepark, # 111, Valero Street, Makati City) [Map]
Below are the schedule so far:
- October 2: Overview of GCDC (TBA) and Google App Engine (Edge Dalmacio, Senior Software Engineer at Orange & Bronze, co-founder of Haybol.ph)
- October 9: Usability/Accessibility (Elymar Apao, Product Manager and Co-founder, UsabilityPhilippines.com and Mark Lacsamana, UI Engineer, Sulit.com.ph)
- October 23: Creative use of YouTube API (George Vanous, CEO and founder of any.TV)
We'll be announcing additional workshops soon. Signup forms will be available starting tomorrow. Add GDG Philippines Google+ Page in your Google+ circles for updates.
Update: Thanks to everyone who attended our #GCDC #WorkshopWednesdays. Here is the link to the Hangouts on Air of our workshops: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwmhCrOF65MEA4cTpYm1fHgJQWlU7U6IF. Good luck to your entries to the Google Cloud Developer Challenge 2013! Thanks also to Globe Labs for sponsoring the venue.