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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Software Freedom Day 2014 – Marinduque

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Over 1600+ Students, School Faculty,  Small Medium Enterprise Owners and Local Government Unit Employees celebrated the very first Software Freedom Day in Boac, Marinduque  last September 20, 2014 under the Team: 8layer Technologies Inc., 8layer Academy Team lead: Meric Mara.

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From Left to Right: Dr. Diosdado Zulueta (President of Rotary Club of Marinduque) Dr. Jerold Lantoria (Dean of MSC-SICS), Dr. Homer L Montejo ( MSC VP for Administration).

School Program at Marinduque State College hosted by School of Information and Computing Sciences
SME and LGU Program at Provincial Employment Service Office, Capitol Compound , Boac Marinduque hosted by the Rotary Club of Marinduque and the Provincial Govt. of Marinduque.

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A Wonderful Culture: Tubong/Putong Ceremony of Marinduque, Philippines. Given to 8layer Technologies Inc. 8layer Academy Team, Marinduquenos gave crown, a thanksgiving song for hope and prayer for a long, blessed life.

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20 Geekineers (Geek + Engineers) and FOSS Advocates shared their FOSS experience and expertise to the students of Marinduque.

Program for Students: http://sfd.ph/student-sme-lgu/
Program for  SME and LGU : http://sfd.ph/rotary/

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Awesome interaction with Fun and Awesome Geekineers showcasing different Open Source Software Projects, Technology Updates, Gigabyte Motherboards and  Raspberry Pi Demo.

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Huge thanks to our Community Partners, Sponsors, Media Partners!
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 Partenr 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

Software Freedom Day PH Official Website: www.sfd.ph
SFD 2014 Photos here : www.facebook.com/my8layeracademy

Internationally recognized as Best Software Freedom Day
Best SFD 2009 http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/en/competition/winners-2009

Best SFD 2011 http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/en/competition/winners-2011

 

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JRU Software Freedom Day

The Auxiliary of Computer Engineering Student conducted a seminar entitled SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY held at the JRU Auditorium around 1:00pm to 6:00 pm.

Mark Jayson Sutayco and Siren Buaron were the mastesr of the ceremony, it started with an invocation (prayer) and National Anthem. Then it was followed by opening remarks of Dr. Milani Austria where she formally welcomed the visitors and opened the event.

The first speaker, Ms. Michelle Anne Tabirao, was from the 8Layer Incorporation and she introduced the Open Source, the Kahel OS and also the Linus Torvalds Value. She also gave lectures came from the father of Linus Torvalds the 4 lessons (1.  don’t dream big , 2. Give it away, 3. Don’t have a plan, 4. You don’t always have to be nice) she entertained question after she discussed her topic; Why 8layer is the name of the company and what are the benefits you can get if you use Kahel OS or Linux.

Another speaker shared his knowledge from the Data gov.philippines Mr. Nick Castro , he discussed about the open data source of the Philippines , a project of government , its objective is to be more  close to the public , so from a close format they made it accessible , from a not one-stop-shop they made it understandable , sharable and a one-stop-shop, he even ask “why open data?” why? Because its transparency unlock economic potential and innovate solution – as he said – , some students asked question and he even gave freebies.

 

After his knowledgeable talk, Rhener Yaona and Jelly Joy Calunnag performed an intermission number of their version of “let her go “.

After that another speaker was introduced , Ms. Charlotte Anne Koa from Western Digital, talked about  the hard drive that they offer types and kinds of hard drive , “why WD” –as she said- WD , because is a market leader, more solution, speed of the performance and reliability, she also discussed the NAS  Network Attach Storage. Its function is to automatically save and sync any saved files that you have in your hard drive. Most of the students asked for more information about this especially the gamers.

The next speaker was Lawrence Libo-on who discussed “Internet of Things”, as he said everything in this world is connected even parking your car and sending SMS  to someone, sensors, connectivity and people & process. He showed a video clip for further explanation.

The next speaker was graduated of BSIT from JRU Mr. Roald Umandol , who discussed the Drupal (Web Development) he also demonstrated an actual running program and tell he’s experiences ,  some of the students specially 5th year student asked question and tips , he also received a certificate of recognition from ACES .

The last speaker was Mr. Frank Chin a 4th year student of BSCpE from PUP, he discussed the  Cryptocurrecy how it works and usually do etc. even though he’s still a student he managed  to speak and tell what he knows about Cryptocurrency.

At the end of their session they received a certificate of recognition from the ACES .

All the speakers were called up in the stage to receive a token of appreciation. It was a freedom board filled with signatures of all those who participated the event.

After, Arnold Allan Macatiag, the President of ACES gave his synopsis as he thank all the participants and organizers who made the event possible.

The event successful ended.

 

Prepared By:
Balutan , Maria Christina C.
Edmundo Lesano Jr.

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8layer Technologies Inc. Supports Maker Festival Manila 2014

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IT’S TIME TO GET YOUR IDEA OUT AND SHOW WHAT YOU GOT!

Introducing Maker Festival Manila 2014, the gathering of makers where they can show their work and collaborate on how we can know more, do more and do better, with the help of the Web.

Designed after the open and collaborative format of the Mozilla Festival in London, Maker Festival Manila 2014 is the Philippine finale of the Mozilla Maker Party campaign for 2014, where Mozillians teach the Web and help make a generation of Webmakers.

The Festival aims to attract people from all fields and backgrounds and of all ages, because we believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to learn and create something for the Web or with the help of it.

If you have a project that you feel the world should know, apply as an exhibitor now! Projects can range from IT-related ones to arts and crafts!
Curious and eager to learn about technology? This is the place where you can meet people and create cool stuff with them! You may join the event as a guest.

Visit http://makerfestival.ph/ for more info!

https://www.facebook.com/mozillaphilippines

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Team SFD.PH @ Marinduque

penguinThis year, Team SFD.PH led by Meric B. Mara, will be inviting students, IT Professionals, Small/Medium Enterprise Owners, Organizations and Local Government Units in the beautiful province of Marinduque to propagate our advocacy for Free and Open Source Software.

Last June 20, Marinduqueños warmly welcomed us. With the community collaboration and team work of LGU officers, school officials and different organizations of Marinduque, SFD 2014 will be more fun and exciting.

Team SFD.PH has been organizing this event for 6 years and has already won the coveted title ‘Best event’ in the worldwide SFD competition. Visit: www.sfd.ph for more info.

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Photo taken by the 8layer Team during LGU Invitation Rounds. The Beautiful island of Marinduque headed by Hon Gina O. Reyes (Congresswoman), Hon Carmencita O. Reyes (Governor) and Boac Municipal Mayor Roberto M. Madla.

8layer Technologie Inc. Presentation to the ever supportive Marinduque Rotary Club headed by President Giovanni Buhain and the incoming President, Mr. Diosdado Zulueta

Photo at the Right: 8layer Team with Dr. Homer L. Montejo VP for Admin Marinduque State College.

Photo at the Left: 8layer Team with Boac Municipal Mayor Roberto M. Madla, Rotary Club Pres Giovanni Buhain and IT Head: Jacob Montevirgen

Special thanks to the President of Marinduque Rotary Club Mr. Giovanni Buhain and Aklan Rotary Club President Ms. Melrose Lunn. To Luisa’s Cafe, Happy Bunny Resto and Lodging of Cristy Del Mundo, Ma’am Aguilina S. Rivas owner of East Point Hotel. To Marinduque State College: President Romulo Malvar, Dean Jerold Lantoria and Chair Desiree Malalad and Ms. Vangie Madia.

“Welcome and I truly appreciate your advocacy. Next time your group comes, stay for a day or two and explore the hidden wonders of the island.” – Ma’am Aguilina S. Rivas message for the team.

“ SEE YOU AGAIN BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF MARINDUQUE! TAYO AY BUKAS SA PAGBABAGO. “

-SFD.PH (8LAYER TECHNOLOGIES INC.)

Written by: Mitchie Tabirao – Open Source Advocate

Visit the website: www.8layertech.com/zenzic / www.facebook.com/8layeracademy

 

 

 

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Be Open for Change

Be Open for Change – Linux Day 2014

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