Software Freedom Day 2015 Bicol

Software Freedom Day 2015 Bicol

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8Layer Technologies Inc, in partnership with Bicol University, one of the biggest state University in Region V proudly presents one of its biggest IT and International event this year: Software Freedom Day Bicol. This event will be held on September 19, 2015 at the Albay Astodome, Province of Albay.
Software Freedom Day is a global celebration of free software, open source software and related subjects. The goal of this day is to educate the worldwide public about about good quality free and open source software (FOSS) in education, at the government and in business. Teams of volunteers organize every year worldwide in their local area activities to educate the public about these technologies. Software Freedom Day’s are being organised every year since 2004.
Vision & Objectives
Our vision is to empower all people to freely connect, create and share in a digital world that is participatory, transparent, and sustainable.
Objectives
1. To celebrate software freedom and the people behind it
2. To foster a general understanding of software freedom, and encourage adoption of free software and open standards
3. To create more equal access to opportunities through the use of participatory technologies
4. To promote constructive dialogue on responsibilities and rights in the information society
5. To be inclusive of organizations and individuals that share our Vision
6. To be pragmatic, transparent, and responsible as an organization
See you there!

 

Registration Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10pNeTllVAFEpy6kg
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SFD Philippines: http://sfd.ph/
Software Freedom Day Org: www.softwarefreedomday.org

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F/OSS Appreciation Day – City College of Calamba

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This year, 8layer Technologies Inc, 8layer Academy together with the City College of Calamba duly organized by the CCC – Computer Studies Departmet and PSITES Computer Science Society hosted the very first F/OSS Appreciation Day at Calamba City this coming February 18 at LLC Auditorium, Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines.

In the Philippines, independent groups, IT activists and passionate practitioners of F/OSS organize themselves for and pull their efforts and resources together to promote the use and benefits of Free Software. IT Activists” celebrate the essence of FREEDOM, the FREEDOM from cost, Liberation from ignorance and FREEDOM to innovate. That though FOSS and Using FOSS is FREE; Learning and Being Learned is PRICELESS.

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Corporate Partners: Intel Philippines, HERE Maps, Epson Philippines, Comworks
Community Partners: Drupal Pilipinas and Raspberry Pi Philippines and its Student Advocates

Special thanks to Prof. Rosendo Estrabo Jr., Mr. Rhowell Dellosa, Mr. Mark Kevin Rull and Mr. Elison Suelto. Also thank you CCC-PSITES for wonderful event poster.

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AMA IT Mania Promotional Video

Register via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/it-mania-manila-2015-tickets-15154277853

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CoRES: Computer Research and Engineering Symposium

CORES

8layer Technologies Inc. is the coporate partner of CoRES: Computer Research and Engineering Symposium.

The promise of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, together with the Computer Engineering Department under the College of Engineering, of continuous academic excellence is yet again to be proven as the Computer Research and Engineering Symposium (CoRES) enters its third year. The event will be spearheaded by the PUP Computer Engineering Department Faculty along with the Senior Class of the department. Leveraging the quality of life, visualizing better futures, realizing ICT Apps’ potentials – is what this year’s symposium claims. Bannering the theme: “Redefining ICT: Reimagining Futures – Redesigning Life”. The event will be on February 5, 6 and 7 at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

CoRES remains to be an annual event organized to promote Information and Communication Technology (ICT) awareness throughout the metro through a number of seminars, researches and exhibits – an objective that the Information and Communication Technology Conference (ICTCon), of which CoRES is formerly known as for eight consecutive years, both shares.

For a decade, it has been an avenue for students having the privilege to study the different fields of ICT to gather for them, share their knowledge about such fields, hear from IT experts, get updated about new technologies and furthermore – imagine.

For more details, like CoRES on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/coresofficial

or contact Mr. John Carlo Griarte: 09066800731

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AMA IT Mania

IT Mania

8layer Technologies Inc supports  IT Mania, organized by JPCS-AMAU. It will be a whole day event on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 8:00AM – 7:00PM at the AMA University, Project 8, Quezon City.There will be plenary sessions in the morning and in the afternoon, different IT-related topics will be divided among speakers and will be conducted as seminars to students and professionals.

AMA IT Mania is organized by JPCS-AMAU

Register via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/it-mania-manila-2015-tickets-15154277853

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Technology Update + FOSS Software Experience for Marinduqueños

FOSS Experience:

Synergy

Synergy brings your computers together in one cohesive experience; its software for sharing one mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on your desk. It works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux allowing you to seamlessly move your mouse cursor between all computers on your desk.

Notty: Be Notty, Be Heard

Notty is an SMS gateway allows a computer to send or receive Short Message Service (SMS) transmissions to or from a telecommunications network. Most messages are eventually routed into the mobile phone networks. 

Kasosyo:

Kasosyo POS is a responsive web-based Point-Of-Sale (POS) solution designed for the retail industry.

Entrust:

Entrust is a web-based fund and loan management system primarily designed for co-ops that allows their members to file loan applications; request for change in contribution; and withdrawal of funds online

Kahel OS:

KahelOS is the first and remains to be the only Filipino Linux Distro with the rolling release model on Arch Linux + GNOME. In the community, it is the first to release (non-beta) such Linux OS on Arch Linux + GNOME.

visit: kahelos.org

Raspberry Pi:

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games.

visit: raspberrypi.org and Geekineers talked about Raspberry Pi at ANC Future Perfect

Technology Updates:

Technology updates with Gigabyte

Open Source Merchandise:

8Layer Technologies Inc. offers variety of merchandise. There are Eat. Sleep. Linux. shirts, 8Layer mugs, Kahel OS button pins, and stickers.

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SFD 2014 Sponsors & Partners

SFD Marinduque tarpaulin

Sponsors and Partners tarpaulins

Program proper and giveaways from gigabyte

Awarding Marinduque Rotary Club with Epson Labelworks LW-300

Intel and WD freebies

Sponsors and Partners flashed on the screen

Presented By
8layer Technologies Inc, 8layer Academy, Kahel OS , Zenzic, Local Government of Marinduque, Rotary Club of Marinduque, Marinduque State College, MSC School of Information and Computing Sciences
Co Host Intel, Virtual Campus
Event Partner WD
Sponsor Gigabyte, Comworks, Hyundai
Brought to you by Epson, Unilever, Comfence Security, MSI-ECS, feedback.ph, Iontech
Community Partner Kabisig ng Kalahi, Knorr- Makulay ang Bahay ng Batang Pinoy, DSWD, POSNET, Ubuntu PH, Mozilla PH, Drupal, Sourcescript, PUP QC FBTO, PUP Manila ACCESS, FEU – ACM
Media Partner ANC, UNTV, Vigattin Radio, DWDD, Newsbytes, Manila Bulletin, Inteventv, DZUP

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Gigabyte @ SFD Marinduque

Huge thanks to Gigabyte for supporting our FOSS advocacy!

Mr. Gabriel Angelo Gonzales updates the crowd on Gigabyte Technology. There are 3 points that he emphasized in his presentation. First, is your desktop PC still alive? How is you PC doing? He points out the essentials of the PC. Second, list of quality things you should look for a hardware. I here he mentioned qualities and specs that will make a PC a good or beyond good PC. Third, he introduced the Gigabyte Software and Hardware Features. He cited the two competitive edge of Gigabyte which are the App Center and its Ultra Durable Features.

Partners from Gigabyte at Tubong/Putong Ceremony of Marinduque, Philippines. Mr. Glenn, Mr. Kelvin, and Mr. Ryan.

Gigabyte donates Z97M-D3H Ultra Durable Motherboard to MSC – SICS

Gigabyte booth at the event

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Unilever Philippines and Kabisig ng Kalahi supports FOSS Advocacy

Thank you very much Unilever Philippines and Kabisig ng Kalahi for supporting our FOSS Programs. Be giving away Creamsilk at your school!
Thanks for supporting Women for FOSS

http://www.unilever.com.ph/

Pickup of unilever products with Ms. Joellyn Miña

1000+ cream silk products to be given to students, and SME and LGU

Students from MSC receives unilever pruducts as a giveaway

Awarding Cream Silk products and FOSS freebies to the attendees of SFD Marinduque

Awarded to Rotary club members as well

Thanks to Ms. Vickie Wieneke, Ms. Diane Sadora, & Ms. Joellyn Miña

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Program SFD 2014 Marinduque

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of Free Software. SFD is a public education initiative with the simple aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and encouraging its use.

This year, we brought our own brand of Software Freedom Day to the beautiful province of Marinduque, Philippines. The laid-back atmosphere is perfect to celebrate this year’s festivities. This year’s theme is: Communities for endless FOSSibilities. This takes from our plan to showcase FOSS communities in the Philippines so there is more collaboration between different FOSS communities. In Partnership with Rotary Club of Marinduque, Marinduque State University.

Check out this video presentation by 8Layer: We are 8Layer

The first session of Software Freedom Day 2014 for students started at 8 o’clock in the morning.
The program proper began with the preliminaries (National anthem/Invocation) led by KIMS & Mr. Lymar Joy F. Olivar.

After the preliminaries, a video was presented by 8Layer Tech. and MSC – SICS

The opening remarks was conducted by Engr. Antonio Jerold R. Lantoria, Jr., Dean of MSC – SICS.

Mr. Diosdado Zulueta delivered an inspirational message to the students.

To encourage and motivate the students, Dr. Leodegario M. Jalos, Jr., OIC of MSC, delivered Words of Challenge

The series of talks started with the first topic, Intro to FOSS + Distros, which was talked by Ms. Michelle Anne P. Tabirao. She discussed the history of FOSS, the four basic freedom in FOSS. She also introduced Linus Torvalds, the founder of Linux. She stated some facts and ideologies regarding Linux and the use of FOSS.

The next topic was LAMP delivered by Mr. Allan De Guzman. He started off by asking the question, why do we love the web? And he answered that by giving examples of sites on the web that we love like facebook, youtube, google, youtube, etc. He said that those above mentioned web sites that we love are somehow running on LAMP. What is LAMP? LAMP is an acronym for an archetypal model of web service solution stacks, originally consisting of largely interchangeable components: Linux, the Apache HTTP Server, the MySQL relational database management system, and the PHP programming language. LAMP is used to make dynamic sites and web applications. He also mentioned that advanced and future web apps are running on LAMP Stack because it is more secure, highly scalable, budget friendly, for great performance and of course because it is free and open source.

The third speaker, Ms. Sherida Monique Espiritu talked about GIMP + FUN FOSS Games. There were four points in her presentation FUN in FOSS. First, Fun in Knowing it. Knowing new things are always fun and intriguing. Second, Fun in Learning it. You already heard about FOSS? Now it’s time to explore it. Learn how things work. In this point, she demonstrated GIMP. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free and open source software meant for photo and graphic editing. The next point, the third one is Fun in Understanding it. This is like the realization stage. You see the nice parts of it. And it leads you to the last point, the Fun in Loving it. Now that you’ve experienced it and understood it, you start to love it.

Split Knowledge was conducted to the Students where they will share their ideas.

The next topic, Web Development: MVC + PHP, was discussed by a duo, Ms. Eli Marie Natividad and Ms. Jenica Capati. PHP was first discussed. Its history, what it does, how it works, and its advantages. MVC was next discussed. MVC stands for Model-View-Controller. Each of the three components were discussed. The benefits and drawbacks of MVC was also mentioned.

After four topics, an intermission number and raffle draw was presented and sponsored by the MSC Community and 8Layer Technologies Inc.

That concludes the morning session.

The second session started at 1 o’clock in the afternoon.

The session started with a video presentation by 8Layer Technologies Inc.

The first topic for the afternoon session is Cryptocurrency delivered by Mr. Meric Mara, CEO of 8Layer Technologies Inc. Bitcoin is an open source software-based online payment system described by Satoshi Nakamoto and introduced as open-source software in 2009. Payments are recorded in a public ledger using its own unit of account.

The next topic was Internet of Things discussed by Mr. Lawerence Libo-on. He discussed how billion of online objects are making the web wiser. He mention that the IoT is growing at a very fast pace — from 2 billion objects in 2006 to a projected 200 billion by 2020. Sources: IDC, Intel, United Nations. Intel 4th Generation Processor was also discussed by Mr. Lawrence Libo-on. He discussed the architecture of the new processor and what to expect from it in performance, portability, and price. He discussed where these things are and what are they used for. He also discussed scope of these objects from tiny stuff (smart dust) to enormous stuff (an entire city), the old stuff (ATMS, the web, smart meters) and the new stuff (digital locks, smart buildings), and the stuff that is yet to come (man-machine mind meld, we, robots, a facebook for things).

Mr. Gabriel Angelo Gonzales updates the crowd on Gigabyte Technology. There are 3 points that he emphasized in his presentation. First, is your desktop PC still alive? How is you PC doing? He points out the essentials of the PC. Second, list of quality things you should look for a hardware. I here he mentioned qualities and specs that will make a PC a good or beyond good PC. Third, he introduced the Gigabyte Software and Hardware Features. He cited the two competitive edge of Gigabyte which are the App Center and its Ultra Durable Features.

Mr. Rom Christer Abes, shared his experience as a student advocate focusing on the topic Be More, Be Useful, Be of Service. He also talked about E-Waste Advocacy in Relationship with FOSS. He said that Linux and open source keep older computers in service as long as their hardware still works and they support useful work. He also discussed the impact of e-waste to the environment and human health.

Like the morning session, there was also an intemission number and raffle draw presented and sponsored by the MSC Community and 8Layer Technologies Inc.

Continuing the series of discussion, the next topic was Web Development: API talked by Jade Bautista. API (Application Programming Interface) is the interface implemented by an application which allows other application to communicate with it. He discussed the two sides of the API, the server side and the client side. He showed how the two sides work and how is it connected. He said that APIs offer less flexibility than open source code but more flexibility than completely closed application.

Joemel and Noel

Raspberry Pi + Notty which’re discussed by Joemel Ferrer and Noel Umandap. The Raspberry Pi was first introduced. Raspberry Pi is a credit card size single board computer or a programmable PC. It can be used in electronic projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does. Next, the Notty was introduced. Notty is an SMS gateway that allows a computer to send or receive Short Message Service (SMS) transmissions to or from a telecommunications network. Kannel is used as a part of the Notty. Kannel is an open source WAP gateway. They also discussed how the notty works.

The last topic for the afternoon session was Mobile Development delivered by Mr. Nick Delos Santos and Melchor Abecede. Focused on Android mobile development. They discussed the history of Android, the people behind its development, its handset alliance, its versions, and its ever growing variety of gadgets. They also stated the core reason for preferring Android over other platform with just one word: CHOICES. They also cited android development tools and plugins. They listed steps on how to develop android apps and gave tips on designing and development of the app.

A surprise program was given to Geekineers: Tubong/Putong Ceremony of Marinduque, Philippines – A Wonderful Culture “The tubong or putong, is a ceremony indigenous to the island of Marinduque, Philippines. Literally, the word “putong” means to crown, is a song of thanksgiving, hope and prayer for a long, blessed life.”

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Awarding of certificate to Marinduque as school partner was given to Engr. Jerold Lantoria, the Dean of MSC SICS.

token to MSC

Gigabyte donated a Z97M-D3H Ultra Durable Motherboard to MSC.

Awarding of Tokens and Certificates was also given to the 8layer Technologies Team.

photobooth

It was a fun FOSS Event plus Picture taking at the Photo Booth!

Presented By
8layer Technologies Inc, 8layer Academy, Kahel OS , Zenzic, Local Government of Marinduque, Rotary Club of Marinduque, Marinduque State College, MSC School of Information and Computing Sciences
Co Host Intel, Virtual Campus
Event Partner WD
Sponsor Gigabyte, Comworks, Hyundai
Brought to you by Epson, Unilever, Comfence Security, MSI-ECS, feedback.ph, Iontech
Community Partner Kabisig ng Kalahi, Knorr- Makulay ang Bahay ng Batang Pinoy, DSWD, POSNET, Ubuntu PH, Mozilla PH, Drupal, Sourcescript, PUP QC FBTO, PUP Manila ACCESS, FEU – ACM
Media Partner ANC, UNTV, Vigattin Radio, DWDD, Newsbytes, Manila Bulletin, Inteventv, DZUP

 

Photos From MSC Student Organizers
Written by: Clarissa Geron

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