Developed with the theme: “Changing the Game”, DEVCON SUMMIT 2017, the Biggest Developer Conference in the Philippines transpired last November 18-19, 2017 at SMX Convention Center Aura, 3rd Level, SM Aura Premier, Taguig City.
Being one of the game-changing surprises for this year’s summit, Executive Director of Hyperledger, Brian Behlendorf graced the event as the Keynote Speaker for Blockchain technology session.
In addition, a total of 6 breakout sessions was brought about by a set of renowned speakers to further enlighten the attendees about the emerging role of Blockchain in the tech industry.
Particularly, the session topics include: “SELF-SOVEREIGN IDENTITY ON THE BLOCKCHAIN” by Amihan Global Strategies Solutions Architect Francisco Reyes; ”INTRO TO HYPERLEDGER FABRIC AND COMPOSER” by Amihan Global Strategies Software Architect Dexter Genterone; “BLOCKCHAIN ON REMITTANCE USE CASE” by Satoshi Citadel Industries CEO and Co-Founder John Bailon; “ETHEREUM” by Magpie.IM Chief Product Officer Dominick Danao; “BUSINESS SIDE OF BLOCKCHAIN” by Mergecommit CEO James Florentino; and “ETHEREUM – CREATING YOUR OWN CRYPTOCURRENCY FROM TESTNET TO PUBLIC NETWORK” by ZendCreative Inc. CEO Michael Brucal.
On the latter part of Day 1, Hunter Nield, the CNCF Ambassador shares about “Going Cloud Native” to the participants who are keen on learning about Development and Operations (DevOps).
ANALYTICS & AI
Panel Discussion on Analytics & AI [L-R]: Dan Meyer(Moderator), Seon Park, Richard Guinto, Jolo Balbin, Ron Baetiong, Stephanie Sy, and Arvin Yason.
Moreover, the second day of the summit emphasized Analytics & Artificial Intelligence and CyberSecurity whereas the keynote for Analytics & AI was delivered by Arvin Yason, Managing Director at Accenture Technology.
Edison Dungo, Vice-President for Cyber Resilience of Amihan Global Strategies, delivered the keynote for CyberSecurity.
Steering the program to its end, a closing keynote was then delivered by Winston Damarillo where he expressed his gratitude to the volunteers who have dedicated their time and skills to make DevCon Summit 2017 possible.
Wrapping the summit up, several games and raffle segments were held to give away minor and major prizes among the participants which include (1) Nintendo Switch by Accenture, (1) iPad Mini 4 128GB by Cloudstaff, (2) Samsung Note 5 GenCab Limited Edition #5 and #7 by Samsung Research & Development Phil, (1) Lucky Winner of 1 Ethereum (ETH), and many more.
About DevCon Philippines
DevCon or Developers Connect Philippines is a non-profit organization that aims to empower Filipino developers and promote the “IT Pinoy Talent” by providing venues for IT students, educators, professionals and enthusiasts to Sync, Support, and Succeed.
DevCon regularly conducts Code Camps which are workshops on different development tools and Campus DevCon events which are school-partnered events that aim to augment the academic learnings of students with up-to-date trends in the IT industry.
With chapters in Metro Manila (main), Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, and Bacolod chapters, DevCon has reached more than 60,000 participants since its founding in June 2009.
To promote collaborative growth and global competence of Filipino developers in the academe and IT industry.
A country with highly active communities of globally competent developers.