Representatives from local tech communities and the ICT industry held the DevCon Cebu Summit 2018 last Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the University of San Carlos Michael Richartz Conference Center in Talamban Campus.
With the theme “Tech Communities Unite,” the event introduced some of the long-established software development enthusiast communities who specialize in various programming languages and technologies. These communities provide support and share their expertise to both ICT professionals and students to ensure that Cebu remains as one of the top sources of quality software developers in the country.
They were welcomed by Engr. Christian Maderazo, Chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, where he shared USC’s efforts in crafting better curricula to produce more qualified graduates and conduct researches that contribute to nation building.
The event featured keynote speakers from local IT companies like Amihan, Amazon AWS, and Microsoft Azure. Interesting and relevant topics including blockchain, IoT, and startups, were also discussed in breakout sessions. Attendees were also provided with freebies from various exhibitors who interacted and displayed their products and services to inspire other developers.
The Department of Computer and Information Sciences provided support to the event through student volunteers and participants, which afforded them lessons outside a typical classroom setting.
The summit ended with a renewed call for ICT students and professionals to continue to improve their knowledge and skills by joining local tech communities and engaging with one another.
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