Saturday, September 25, 2010

Thank you for making Software Freedom Day 2010 possible!

Congratulations to SFDPH2010 Team for a much fun-filled learning last Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the University of Baguio. Thank you so much to all who made it possible. To the students, practitioners, teachers and professionals who came to celebrate with us.

Thank you very much to Emmanuel C. Lallana, Phd (Our Dear Doc Boying), former CICT Commissioner and President of IdeaCorp who despite his loss of voice inspired and enlightened each one, may it be organizers and attendees that eGov 2.0, Web 2.0 and F/OSS is all about community and towards Nation Building and Solidarity.

To University of Baguio, our host venue for this year's SFDPH2010, for generously letting us use their facilities for FREE. To Mr. Jopoy Solano (you're the man), Ms. Ellen Halover,UB-Dean of ICT, Ms. Lorie Layugan and to all the IT Faculty and Staff for their enthusiasm and assistance in the preparations and programme proper.

To the University of Baguio Voices Chorale, your "Ala-Glee" rendition of "Pinoy Ako" was awesome and of course the other songs. It's one of those moments you want to say, "I'm proud to be Pinoy". Thank you to the technicians, to Rainer Jasper, Deng's Co-host. And to all at UB. Mabuhay Kayo at Maraming Maraming Maraming salamat!

Thank you to our Dear Sponsors and Event Partners. IBM Phils, PLDT CBG, MSI-ECS, Intel Philippines , Imperium Technology Inc., Acer Phils for your continuous support towards progressive learning and motivating innovation and in your belief that the Filipino IT Ingenuity and Talent CAN!

Thank you to Dean Eduardson Tacuba of Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College, a representative of iSchools who discussed the CICT-Human Capital Development Group (HCDG) iSchools, a project equipping the Country’s high schools with technology literacy and abreast with the latest equipment.

Thank you to Mr.Macoy Mejia of MDS (McDonalds Delivery Service) Call Solutions, Inc. who shared to everyone the success story and implementation of F/OSS Technologies throughout the IT System and operation of their company serving the 24/7 Hotline Delivery of McDonalds. The cost savings, the learning and most of all teamwork and camaraderie that F/OSS brought to their IT Team.

Thank you Cong. Teddy Casino that though you were not physically present at SFDPH2010 at Baguio, you managed to send us a video message on your views and updates on the F/OSS Bill and a live call to address the students and attendees.

Thank you very much Frederic Muller of the Software Freedom International for that video message on the spot during half of the day to Congratulate our Team and also laud the students and attendees for their time and eagerness to learn more and be more. Thank you Allan Caeg of Gnome Asia for linking us to Frederic and for wonderful presentation and what to expect from GNOME 3.0

Simultaneously, the business and tech tracks happened as well as the install fest, programming, gimpscape and blog writing competitions on that rainy but lively afternoon. Thank you for the selfless speakers with their topics as follows:
Mr. Rystraum Fabe Gamonez expounded on the F/OSS Philosophy, Nel Patricio, Freemind; Erwin Galang,OpenERP; Mr. Glammoco C. Camora; OpenOffice, Meric Mara, Embedded Asterisk; Agi Rivera, GIT-Fast Version Control, LAMP; Allan Caeg, Gnome 3.0; Rey Portugal, PHP Framework; Allan De Guzman, Content Management System using WordPress, Lariz Santos, GIMP 101, Leandre Dacanay & Lawrz Libo-on, Moodle-Open-Source Community-Based tools for Learning, Iyen Magallanes, GNUCash, Renan Mara, Open Source NAS/SAN, Roz Vargas, Tin Batitay and Fe Arteza for manning the Ubuntu / KahelOS Install Fest


Congratulations to Ms. Tracy Villanueva, the big winner that day, bagging two competitions, the Blog of the Day and Gimscape Competition while Mr. Sony Valdez won the PHP Programming Contest. Overall, apart from the learning and fun at SFD2010, prizes were given randomly during the event by hosts and speakers. Prizes were all provided by our Event Sponsors and Partners.

Imagine a day when everyone is generous and shared their talents, their resources, their time, their passion to encourage and motivate learning, innovation and community building.

Thank you everyone for making change possible.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

We are humbled to be one of the SFD 2009 Competition Big Winners.

Sa Sabado nang darating, ika-18 ng Setiembre ang pagdaraos ng Software Freedom Day Celebration 2010.

Ngayon araw, paroot parito, kaliwat kanan pa rin ang mga kailangang gawin at matapos upang maluwalhatit tunay na masaya ang pagdiriwang na magaganap.

Kung kaya't kaninang umaga, laking mangha, gulat at tuwa namin nang matanggap namin sa email ang isang liham na naglalakip na ang idinaos na Software Freedom Day Celebration noong nakaraang taon ay isang sa premyadong pagdiriwang, bukod tangi sa mga maraming nagsipagdiwang din ng selebrasyon kasabay ng buong mundo.Dalawa pang grupong Pinoy din ang ginawaran ng komendasyon. http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/en/competition/winners-2009

Hindi lamang amin ang karangalang ito. Ang aming Team 8lien ay nagpasinaya lamang at naging kasangkapan upang hikayatin din ang iba upang isakatuparan ang isang natatanging advocacy. Nasa larangan nang teknolohiya ay patuloy na matuto, ang pagkatuto at ang pagpapaunlad ng sarili at ng bayan ng may dignidad, dangal at uminog ito sa pagbibigay ng sarili sa konseptong nakakapagpalaya ang pagbubukas palad.

Ang paghirang sa ating pagganap noong nakaraang taon sa aming palagay ay pagpapatunay lamang na kaya nating mga Pinoy hindi dahil may premyong pinagtatalunan o nakalaan kundi dahil naroon ang tunay na diwa ng pagbibigay,(na magbigay ng ayon at higit, hindi dahil may kapalit), ng pagiging BUKAS, (bukas puso at bukas palad) , at ng pakikipagkapwat, tulungan at ugnayan tungo sa mas matayog na Layon. Ang layuning paigtingin ang esensya at kabutihang dulot ng teknolohiya at kamalayang makapagpapalaya at unlad sa atin bilang isang indibidwal at isang Bayan...

Nag-uumapaw ang aming pasasalamat sa ngalan ng nagsidalo at nakiisa noong isang taon sa mga sumusunod: Systems Plus College Foundation, PLDT, Intel, IBM Phils., IOSN at POSIX. Sana ngayong taon uli? Ang ganang amin ay, sana mas higit ang marating, maabot at tunay na makapabigay laya at unlad sa ating kaisipan, puso at paggawa tungo sa pagpapaunlad at pagbabago. Mabuhay ang SFD, Mabuhay ang SFD.PH2010 Team. Mabuhay ang Diwa ng F/OSS!

. "Walang nawala sa pagbibigay, bagkos ito'y nagpasalin salin pa." 

Heto ang website ng nakaraang taon: http://www.8layertech.com/sfd

At eto ang pagtulong tulungan nating payabungin ngayong Sabado sa University of Baguio, http://www.sfd.ph/

Friday, September 10, 2010

Get the latest craze and news via RSS on your Console

Browsing and visting my favorite websites on the internet is one of the fond things I commonly do. This has been a habit every morning to be abreast with the latest whether it’s pertaining to locals, world news or tech updates.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Change NOW for Free

Show off what you’ve got

At the Software Freedom Day 2010 Celebration, You are FREE to show off what you’ve got. There are three simple fun ways:

1. Join the Gimpscape Graphic Design Contest if you have the knack for artistic expression and creativity.
2. Come out of your shell, WOW! your schoolmates and make your school proud to bag the PHP Programming Champ.
3. Tell it all by writing a blog about your personal Software Freedom Day 2010 Experience and bring home a special prize from IBM Phils. when your entry is chosen to be the Best Blog of the Day. Submit your entry during the event at myblog@sfd.ph – deadline of submission of entries is at 330PM.

All those who sign-up for these contests is already a winner. So, what are you waiting for? Register NOW! http://sfd.ph/registration/

Friday, September 03, 2010

A Tool that I used to Resize image/s via command line for Juancho's Album

Juancho's Album

As Juancho (8layer penguin mascot) is 8layer's Penguin on the Go!. We thought of capturing Juancho's moments in and out and just anything roundabout.

So here's a peek of his pictures and loot.

Chibi